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Gambians Return To Their Homeland With Hopes Of Reform

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home

Thousands of Gambian refugees are returning from Senegal as the country’s new president pledges stability and reform. Exiled Gambian journalist Sann...

West Africa Is No Place For Shopworn Dictators

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

The man elected as president in December, Adama Barrow, returned home on Thursday from exile in Senegal to cheering crowds.

West African Troops Enter Gambia's Capital After Dictator's Departure

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 22 (Reuters) - West African troops entered Gambia’s capital, Banjul, on Sunday, to cheers from the city’s residents a Reuters wi...

Gambia's Dictator Jammeh Flees Country After Stepping Down

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home

BANJUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile on Saturday after stepping down overnight under pressure from West Af...

Senegal Sends Troops Into Gambia In Support of New President

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 19 (Reuters) - West African nations launched a military operation in Gambia on Thursday, Senegal’s army said, aiming to install it...

Gambia President To Stay In Office For 3 More Months, Despite Losing Election

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election in December, to stay in ...

Gambia Voted To Oust Its Dictator, But He Isn't Going Quietly

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home

The small West African nation of Gambia is rapidly approaching a crucial deadline. On Thursday, authoritarian President Yahya Jammeh’s 23-year-long ...

Gambia in the 'Age of Choice'

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese From multiple perspectives, Gambia defies conventional knowledge and practices of international relations and foreign affairs. O...

Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact

Gambia, a small West African nation where about three quarters of girls have undergone female genital mutilation, has banned the brutal practice. Heed...

Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

Kevin Jennings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Jennings

As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.

Two Americans Disappear in West African Dictatorship

James Moore | Posted 04.26.2014 | Home
James Moore

The U.S. needs to immediately hold him responsible for the welfare of two American citizens and demand verifiable information on their safety, or proof of their deaths and the return of their remains.

Kerry Denounces Gambian Leader's 'Unacceptable' Anti-LGBT Comments

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry responded to harsh, anti-gay comments made by Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh in a Wednesday statement. In a Tuesday ...

African President Warns Homosexuals To Stay Away, Or Regret Being Born

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The leader of a small West African nation that receives American humanitarian aid has warned that any gay or lesbians found in his country will "regre...

Trymaine Lee

Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates Birthday By Springing American Captives From Gambian Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

Depending on who's telling it, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is either a civil rights icon and trailblazer or a self-serving opportunist and attention-monger...