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What are your recollections of July 22nd 1994?

Ebrima Chongan the former Gambian security chief in the First Republic and European Criminal Justice Policy Adviser at The United Kingdom Home Office recollects his role in the July 22nd 1994 coup d'etat that ousted President Jawara brought Yahya Jammeh to power.

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