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14 years of President Jammeh in Gambia
Supporters of Gambia’s ruling party, Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), are busy preparing to celebrate the 14th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh’s rule on Tuesday.

Jammeh, a former soldier in The Gambia Armed Forces, deposed President Dawda Jawara of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on 22 July, 1994, in a bloodless military take over.

In 1996 Jammeh resigned from the army, after leading a transitional military government, and contested a multi-party election as a civilian, which he won.

He has since won all elections conducted in the West African nation.

Jammeh’s supporters and loyalists see him as one of the greatest pan-African leaders who launched a "revolution" in the Gambia.

But his critics and opponents see him as another African dictator whose regime is marked by human rights abuses and a poor government record.

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