Tag: gay gambia

Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh Calls Homosexuality A Top Global Threat

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Friday called homosexuality one of the three “biggest threats to human existence.” In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, Jammeh said that homosexuality, greed and obsession with world domination “are more deadly than all natural disasters put together.” “Today, after fighting for our freedom and developing our continent… Read more »

Gambian President Compares Gays To Satanic Rights, Buffalo Sex

The Gambian president has compared gay people to satanic rights, destroying civilization, and buffalo sex. Yahya Jammeh was speaking at the opening of the country’s Parliament in Banjul in the presence of foreign diplomats. While the focus was the government’s zero tolerance against murder, drug trafficking, corruption and tribalism, he also used the speech to… Read more »

Police testify against gay men arrested in Gambia

Trial of 18 men arrested for being gay in Gambia hears how police officers raided a bar in the capital Banjul Police have described how they raided a gay bar in Gambia during a trial of 18 people arrested for being homosexual. Two officers were called by the prosecution to testify against the men who… Read more »

Gambian President Says No to Aid Money Tied to Gay Rights

Gay rights advocates in Africa say Western diplomats who threaten to take away aid money over a government’s mistreatment of gays often hurt the cause rather than help it. Bisi Alimi, a Nigerian LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) advocate based in London, said recent comments made by Gambia President Yahya Jammeh are a good example… Read more »

Two women and a man arrested in the Gambia on gay charges

Two women and a man arrested in the Gambia on gay charges Three people have been arrested in the Gambia this week on indecency charges related to homosexuality. Two women, who are from the Gambia, and one Nigerian man were arrested on charges of indecent gay practices, the Gambian Daily Observer reports. The two women… Read more »

Gambian president: Gay rights ‘destroy culture’

Yahya Jammeh, the President of the Gambia, has said those who think gay rights are human rights in the African state are making a “great mistake”. Jammeh previously threatened to decapitate gays and claims to be able to cure AIDS. The South Africa Press Association reports Jammeh saying: “We know what human rights are. Human… Read more »

Gambian President Renews Attack On Homosexuals

(JollofNews) – Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has yesterday renewed his attacks on homosexuality which he described as an abomination. Jammeh who had previously threatened to behead gays and lesbians in the country said he will not allow any gay and lesbian relations in the Gambia as long as he remains president. Speaking at the swearing-in… Read more »