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  • Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh

    Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh
    Forces loyal to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh defeated a coup attempt against the controversial leader early Tuesday that was led by a former commander of the presidential guard, local and other African media reported.
  • 2 Americans face U.S. charges in connection with failed Gambia coup

    2 Americans face U.S. charges in connection with failed Gambia coup
    Two U.S. citizens have been arrested on charges they conspired to aid last week's unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Monday. Cherno Njie, 57, and Papa Faal, 46, each face one count of...

    EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...

    Gambians vote in election condemned as unfair

     
    Gambia incumbent president, Yahya Jammeh, likely to be re-elected in vote condemned by the regional body ECOWAS: "Do I look like a loser? There is no way that I can lose unless you tell me that Gambians are mad," said Jammeh, dismissing critics of the...

    Gambia leader draws reproach for vow to execute all on death row

     
    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's announcement that all death row prisoners will be executed next month has drawn condemnation from human rights groups and foreign governments.