Gambia

By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Mar 31st, 2013
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Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia, attacked gay people and warned: do not ever visit the country or ‘you will regret why you are born’ Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh, ranted against gay people in his speech addressing the country’s parliament. He called homosexuality ‘satanic’, as well as ‘anti-god,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 26th, 2012
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As the 2012 Presidential campaign gets into full gear, the national conversation is winding down to the basic question of who should lead Sierra Leone. In actuality, this is what it all boils down to because that’s what voters at the polls will decide in addition to other contests. The incumbent Pres...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Sep 22nd, 2012
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Korea DPR laid down a gauntlet on the opening day of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup by thrashing Gambia 11-0 in their Group B encounter in Baku. The North Koreans, winners of this tournament four years ago, were far too strong for their African opponents, who are appearing at a major FIFA competitio...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Sep 15th, 2012
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(Reuters) – Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has placed a moratorium on the execution of the remaining 38 prisoners on death row in the west African state following appeals from regional leaders, the government said in a statement late on Friday. Gambia announced last month it had executed...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Aug 28th, 2012
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DAKAR — Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh came under attack Tuesday for sending nine prisoners to the firing squad, leaving the tiny nation jittery as another 38 convicts await execution in the coming weeks. The 47-year-old former soldier, who seized power in a 1994 coup, dismissed concerns expre...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Aug 25th, 2012
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Amnesty International yesterday said that Gambia had executed nine death row prisoners, after President Yahya Jammeh vowed to carry out all death sentences by mid-September. “Amnesty International has received credible reports that nine persons were executed last night (Thursday) in Gambia and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
May 16th, 2012
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Banjul – A Gambian court on Wednesday sentenced the country’s former anti-drug chief and his deputy to eight years in jail for drug trafficking and a host of other related charges. Ibrahim Bun Sunneh, former head of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, and his deputy Karamo Bojang, were ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2012
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Jeggan C Senghor THE PAST For over four decades the history of relations between Senegal and The Gambia was dominated by an almost exclusive focus on ways and means of crafting ‘Senegambia’; that is, the integration of the two states of Senegal and The Gambia into a single state. The experience falls...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2012
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ECOWAS has imposed diplomatic, economic and financial sanctions on Guinea Bissau after talks in Banjul on 29th April 2012 between Foreign Ministers of the regional Contact Group and Guinea Bissau’s political stakeholders failed to reach an arrangement to return the country to constitutional rul...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Apr 23rd, 2012
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BANJUL – Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has warned foreign diplomats his country would not be “bribed” with aid to accept homosexuality. His comments late Saturday come less than two weeks after 19 people, including Gambians, Senegalese and Nigerians were arrested and charged...