Plotters will fail says Gambian president after failed coup

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, seen here in November 2011, was visiting Dubai when disaffected soldiers staged a coupGambia’s iron-fisted ruler Yahya Jammeh said Wednesday plotters would never win, as fears mounted of possible reprisals by his regime a day after a failed coup. “Those who advocate and sponsor violence for regime change should know that they are not only acting in violation of the human rights and legitimate interest of those affected, but it is also against the will of the Almighty Allah,” Jammeh, a devout Muslim, said in a New Year address.

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