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
Mr. Bojang, a former managing director of the pro-government Daily Observer newspaper, is the proprietor of The Standard, an independent daily newspaper based in Bakau, seven kilometers outside the capital, Banjul. 226 more words