Two former Gambian army officers have been indicted for the 2004 murder of prominent Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara.

The two named were former colonel Kawsu Camara and Major Sanna Manjang.

Mr Hydara was shot dead on the outskirts of the capital, Banjul, in what was described by human rights groups at the time as a pre-meditated killing by well-organised professionals.

They linked the journalist's murder to his criticism of a media law which he argued restricted press freedom.

Human rights activists list his killing as one of the examples of abuses committed under the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh.