Yahya Jammeh

By IndepthAfrica
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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
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
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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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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Apr 10th, 2012
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Banjul – Gambian police arrested 15 men “suspected of homosexuality” at a bar in a suburb of the capital Banjul, police sources told AFP on Tuesday. The men, all Gambians except one Senegalese, were arrested late on Monday when police raided a bar in a popular tourist area. Officers...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Mar 27th, 2012
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Banjul – Gambia wrapped up campaigning ahead of legislative polls on Thursday, with six opposition parties maintaining a boycott after accusing the ruling party of loading the dice. The election will not take place in 25 of 48 constituencies where parliamentary seats held by the ruling party ha...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Feb 14th, 2012
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Banjul – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday reiterated his stance that he would never accept homosexuality in his country, after recent pressure from abroad on African states to respect gay rights. “We know what human rights are. Human beings of the same sex cannot marry or date,&#...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Feb 3rd, 2012
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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has dissolved his entire cabinet two months after securing re-election for a new five-year term, state broadcaster GRTS announced on Thursday. The brief announcement did not say why Jammeh had taken the decision or when the cabinet would be replaced. It said the preside...