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Gambia urged to drop life sentences for gays

2014-09-10 21:09

Rights campaigners have called for Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to reject proposals by lawmakers to introduce a punishment of life in prison for aggravated homosexuality.

Gambia allowed to jail gays for life

2014-09-09 08:36
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Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders.

Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

2014-04-15 07:49

Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

President says Gambia to shift from English

2014-03-09 22:31

Gambia's president has said that he wants to implement a policy change that would shift the country's language from English to a local language.

Gambia's leader calls gays 'vermin'

2014-02-19 07:53

Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh has called homosexuals "vermin" and said his government would tackle them the same way as it fights malaria-causing mosquitoes.

Gambian president sacks chief justice

2014-02-05 21:52

Gambia's top judge has been sacked by President Yahya Jammeh after just six months in the job.

 

Gambian leader set to sign anti-gay law

2014-09-10 11:40

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is yet to sign into law an anti-gay bill which was recently passed in the national assembly, worsening the climate for sexual minorities in that country.

Gambia reopens borders with Senegal

2014-04-26 10:29

The Gambia has reopened its borders with Senegal, ending a week-long diplomatic stand-off between the west African neighbours.

No English please, we're Gambians – president

2014-03-12 07:38

Gambia will drop English as its official language, President Yahya Jammeh says in his latest diatribe against former colonial power Britain.

Obama trying to blackmail us – Uganda

2014-02-19 09:01

Uganda has dismissed President Barack Obama’s call for its leader Yoweri Museveni not to sign an anti-homosexuality law, saying the US is trying to blackmail the east African country.

UK warns - anti-UK sentiment in Gambia

2014-02-10 20:56

The UK has warned its citizens of rising anti-British rhetoric from Gambia President Yahya Jammeh, who last year accused the former colonial power of organising coup attempts in the West African nation.

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