Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

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Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) – Baba Hydara was in his car, listening to the radio, when he heard a former hitman of ex-president Yahya Jammeh coldly describe how his dad was murdered.

Baba’s father, Deyda Hydara, co-founder of The Point newspaper and AFP’s correspondent in The Gambia for 30 years, was revered among journalists in this small west African country.

Baba Hydara, 42, has fought for years for his father’s murderers and those who ordered them to be brought to book.

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Jammeh ruled with an iron fist for 22 years — he was forced out after losing elections in December 2016 Jammeh ruled with an iron fist for 22 years — he was forced out after losing elections in December 2016 (AFP Photo/Handout)

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