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Arch 22 monument, a memorial of the 1994 coup
Coat of arms of The Gambia.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Gambia

Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) gained control of Gambia in July 1994, in a military coup d'état. The AFPRC deposed the Dawda Jawara government and banned opposition political activity. Lieutenant Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, chairman of the AFPRC, became head of state. Few months later Captain Sadibou Hydara who was the spokesperson of the AFPRC, and Captain Sabali deputy leader of the AFPRC were accused by president Jammeh of an alleged coup plot. Both men were arrested and detained at the maximum prison. Captain Hydara was tortured and killed in prison. It was believed that Captain Hydara who was the most educated among the original members of the AFPRC was in favor of returning the country to civilian rule, and strongly objected to president Jammeh's candidacy.

The AFPRC announced a transition plan for return to democratic civilian rule. The Provisional Independent Electoral Commission (PIEC) was established in 1996 to conduct national elections. The transition process included the compilation of a new electoral register; adoption of a new constitution by referendum in August of that year; presidential elections in September of that year and legislative elections in January 1997, respectively. Colonel Jammeh retired from the Army to run for president. Col. Jammeh won the elections, and was sworn into office as President of the Republic of the Gambia on November 6, 1996.

The PIEC was transformed into the Independent Electoral Commission on April 17, 1997; this commission deals with voter registration and the holding of elections and referendums.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Background Note: The Gambia, U.S. Department of State, March 2006.
  2. ^ Country Report on Human Rights Practices for The Gambia, U.S. Department of State, March 4, 2002.
  3. ^ "Thousands protest peacefully at murder of journalist", IRIN, December 22, 2004.

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56 news items

Nigerian Bulletin

Nigerian Bulletin
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 01:37:30 -0700

President Jammeh turned 50 years old this year. He has ruled over The Gambia since 1994, first as chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) and was sworn in as president two years later, meaning that he took up office at the age ...

The Atlantic

The Atlantic
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:30:54 -0800

At about 6 o'clock that evening, an announcement came on the radio: A four-member group called the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council, or AFPRC, had taken over. Its chair was Yahya Jammeh, then a 29-year-old army lieutenant who was little known ...

Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:17:24 -0700

Soon after the illegal coup of a democratically elected government, the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) came into power and banned the PPP from Political activity. Fast forward two decades of tyranny and dictatorship, the PPP is now ...

Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:11:50 -0800

Prior to Jammeh's “ascension to power”, the electoral process in the Gambia was indeed not without questionable transparency, accountability and probity; the three legged – stool the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) said it came to replace.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:38:55 -0800

At about 6 o'clock that evening, an announcement came on the radio: A four-member group called the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council, or AFPRC, had taken over. Its chair was Yahya Jammeh, then a 29-year-old army lieutenant who was little known ...

Daily Observer

Daily Observer
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:24:23 -0700

As promised, the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council fought corruption with the setting up of commissions of enquiry and those culprits were made to pay the public funds they stole. Another priority for the Council-cum-government was to set up ...

Nigerian Bulletin

Nigerian Bulletin
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 07:11:15 -0800

On 22 July 1994, Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC), a group of young Gambian army officers seized power from President Sir Dawda Jawara in a military coup, 29-year-old Jammeh, the chairman of AFPRC, became the leader of Gambia.
 
AllAfrica.com
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:15:00 -0700

As promised, the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council fought corruption with the setting up of commissions of enquiries and those culprits were made to pay the public funds they stole. Another priority for the Council, cum government was to set up ...
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