Gambian leader hands journalists government posts in reshuffle

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh greets supporters during a rally in Bakau on November 22, 2011Less than a week after an abortive coup attempt, Gambian president Yahya Jammeh handed the foreign and communications portfolios to journalists in a government reshuffle, officials said Tuesday. Sheriff Bojang, publisher of The Standard newspaper, enters government as minister of information and communications, according to a presidential decree.

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