Gays 'more deadly than natural disasters'

2013-09-30 11:41
Gambia President Yahya Jammeh. (File, AFP)

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh. (File, AFP)

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Cape Town - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has accused gays and lesbians of being one of the three "biggest threats to human existence", a report says, naming the other two as greed and obsession.

Speaking during his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, Jammeh said homosexuals were "more deadly than all natural disasters put together", International Business Times said.

Gambia is among a number of African countries which are against homosexuality.

In 2008, Jammeh ordered gay men and lesbians to leave Gambia or faced being beheaded, though he later retracted the comment, and said he only wanted to banish gay people from the country.

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