Editorials Jan 20, 2017

Crisis in Gambia

Yayha Jammeh, who lost Gambia's presidential election last month, should honor the people's will by stepping down.

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

World Jun 18, 2015

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

Two African migrants, who barely survived their first trips across the Mediterranean on rickety boats, are heading back out to sea to compete in a world championship sailing competition. Elias Orjini, a Christian from Ghana, and Mohamed Sabaly, a Muslim from Gambia, were chosen by ...

U.S. charges developer, vet in Gambia coup bid

World / Crime & Legal Jan 6, 2015

U.S. charges developer, vet in Gambia coup bid

Federal prosecutors Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia with conspiring with a former U.S. Army sergeant and others to orchestrate a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation last week. The handful of coup plotters headed ...

Gambia president accuses 'terrorist groups' of coup attempt

World Jan 2, 2015

Gambia president accuses 'terrorist groups' of coup attempt

Soldiers loyal to Gambia President Yahya Jammeh went house-to-house in search of opponents Thursday after the longtime leader blamed "terrorist groups" for staging an attempted coup earlier this week. Jammeh, who had been out of the country at the time of Tuesday's attack and has ...

World / Social Issues Sep 9, 2014

Gambia lawmakers pass bill to jail gays for life

Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders. The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month ...