Gambia pledge for democracy

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The Independent Online
Banjul - Gambia's new leaders pledged to name a democratic government as soon as possible following their weekend coup, and partially lifted a dusk-to-dawn curfew. 'We will never introduce dictatorship in this country, because the average Gambian is being nurtured with democracy,' Lieutenant Edward Singhatey, 25, one of the new five-man ruling military council, said.

The ousted president, Sir Dawda Jawara, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, arrived in Senegal with about 40 relatives and officials and was granted political asylum. Reuter