Hardly anybody in the Western world these days knows or cares much about the teeny West African dictatorship of Gambia, and hardly anybody in the Western world these days gives much thought to… 711 more words
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MINNEAPOLIS — Every other Saturday evening, the coup-plotters excused themselves from their wives and kids to join a conference call. The half-dozen dissidents — all middle-aged men, most with military experience — dialled in from their suburban homes scattered across the South and Midwest. 2,517 more words
The United States has criticized Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for “unconscionable” remarks, after he reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country. 213 more words
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The tiny African country of the Gambia rarely receives international media attention. Perhaps once a year, shocking statements from its president, Yahya Jammeh, might win it a small news blurb, but even then, these stories tend to be treated in a perfunctory, “look at this wacko human rights abuser” manner: reporting something awful or absurd—like his declaration that LGBT people are “vermin”, or that he has… 872 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month’s failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia. 397 more words