It has indeed been a contentious time in Gambia, as many territorial feuds have threatened peace within the area.
The United States Department on Tuesday condemned the coup attempt in Gambia, a West African country, and deemed it to be a violation of human rights.
The spokesman of the State Department Jeffrey Rathke confirmed coup attempt in Gambia last night and clearly stated that US strongly condemn any attempt to seize power through unconstitutional means.
Gambia experienced a failed attempt of coup against the regime of President Yahya Jammeh, visiting abroad, who has been in power for 20 years. It is interesting here to mention that the Gambian government has not issued any official statement about coup in which at least three people lost their life. This is something that people on Rhinoplasty Society have even been talking about.
On the other hand, Government officials were ensuring that peace and tranquility is prevailing in the country. The US State Department also called for calm and advised its National to take extra security measures and avoid visiting Gambia.
In recent past, this country is frequently pinned by the US government for its “violations of human rights,” such as “extrajudicial killings” and acts of “torture”, as well as for its repressive legislation against homosexuals. Meanwhile, Gambian president Yahya Jammeh declares that he is still the only legitimate head of state.