Tag Archives: Gambia

Activists want Gambia’s president banned from USA

A coalition of fourteen organisations joined forces to write to President Obama last week requesting the United States hold “President Yahya Jammeh and his associates accountable for their deplorable human rights record,” particularly with regard to LGBT people in the … Continue reading

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12 grim lands, 7 bright spots in LGBTI preview of 2015

As debate over LGBTI rights continues worldwide in 2015, progress has been made in at least seven of the 76-plus countries with laws against homosexuality.  In another 12 countries, the situation is grim and could get worse. Below are previews … Continue reading

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United States takes action against Gambia, South Sudan

BuzzFeed’s J. Lester Feder reported late today that the United States has dropped The Gambia from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a free-trade agreement launched in 2000, because of the crackdown on LGBTI rights as well as other … Continue reading

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Three more gays arrested in Gambia

State television in Gambia reported on Monday December 22nd that three more men accused of engaging in homosexual acts were arrested by authorities.  If convicted, the men would be liable to serve up to life imprisonment given the new anti-gay law, … Continue reading

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Thousands in Gambian anti-gay protest

We re-publish here the un-edited news story  by the Banjul-based Gambia Observer published on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, so that you may read for yourselves the manner in which this kind of information is conveyed to Gambians.   This government-backed … Continue reading

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Report: Gambian arrests of LGBTI now total 16

Gambian security forces have arrested even more LGBTI people, reports Fatu (Fatou) Camara, a journalist and former Gambian official who fled to the United States: Right now about 16 are in detention; they have still not been released nor charged. … Continue reading

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Report: Total of Gambia’s anti-gay arrests reaches 8

A police sweep of suspected LGBT people continued in Gambia, with a total of five men, three women and one teenage boy all in custody, according to the Fatu Radio website, run by Fatu (Fatou) Camara, a journalist and former … Continue reading

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