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  • 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.
  • 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.

    Nine executed overnight in Gambia, more expected, Amnesty says

    Gambia's autocratic leader has begun acting on his vow to execute all death-row inmates within a month, sending nine to the gallows Thursday night and moving the other 40 or so out of their cells to the execution site, Amnesty International reported...

    Gambia, Iraq executions buck worldwide abolitionist trend

    Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...