Gambia ALERT: Military detains two newspaper journalists

Sanna Camara and Saikou Jammeh, reporters of privately-owned Banjul-based The Daily News newspaper were arrested and detained by military officers drawn from the Tourism Security Unit (TSU) of the Gambia Armed Forces, while on an editorial assignment at a tourist site.

The two were detained for about two hours after being accused of taking photographs of the beach without authorisation.

Camara and Jammeh were released after signing an undertaking not to write any negative stories about the visit.

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