17th May 2015
Gambian President condemned by US for threat to slit gay mens’ throats 23
5:16 PM — The US National Security Advisor has condemned comments made about Gambian President Yahya Jammeh about slitting the throats of gay men.
13th May 2015
Gambian President threatens to ‘slit the throats’ of gay people 46
8:25 AM — The President of Gambia has threatened to slit the throats of any gay people in his country.
27th January 2015
HRC urges Obama to take tough action against anti-gay Gambian leaders 3
7:16 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has joined 13 other human rights groups in urging the Obama Administration to take additional action against anti-gay Gambian leaders.
13th January 2015
Gambia president says gays will doom the world 58
4:13 PM — Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has once again spoken out against gay people.
30th December 2014
Coup attempt against anti-gay Gambian president fails 5
7:46 PM — An apparent attempted coup against the adamantly homophobic Gambian president has failed as gunshots were heard at the early hours of this morning.
24th December 2014
US: Gambia stripped of special trade status over anti-gay law 19
3:10 PM — The US has stripped Gambia of its special trade status, after the country introduced an anti-gay law.
23rd December 2014
Gambia: Three men arrested accused of ‘homosexual acts’ 25
11:23 AM — Three men have been arrested in Gambia accused of "homosexual acts".
11th December 2014
Gambian President attends rally with protesters declaring: ‘Homosexuality is forbidden in Islam’ 29
5:15 PM — The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has attended a mass rally against homosexuality in the country’s capital Banjul.
30th November 2014
Gambian foreign minister: We won’t negotiate on anti-gay law because gays are ‘Satanic’ 54
4:13 PM — Gambia's foreign minister has said the country will not negotiate with the EU with respect to its anti-gay laws in return for aid.
21st November 2014
Gambian president signs bill to punish gays with life imprisonment 23
11:18 AM — The president of Gambia has signed into law a bill which calls for life imprisonment for people caught having gay sex.
19th November 2014
Amnesty: Gambian crackdown on gay people is ‘unacceptable’ 8
10:24 AM — Amnesty International has said the arrest, detention and torture of gay people in Gambia this month shows that the country must stop its crackdown on homosexuality.
23rd September 2014
London protest planned against Gambian anti-gay law 6
10:16 AM — A protest has been planned for Wednesday against a new Gambian law which would make “aggravated homosexuality” publishable by life imprisonment.
10th September 2014
Amnesty urges Gambian President to reject anti-gay law 1
4:47 PM — Amnesty International has criticised a Gambian law which would make "aggravated homosexuality" publishable by life imprisonment.
9th September 2014
Human Rights Campaign condemn Gambia over new anti-gay law 14
6:56 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has criticised Gambia over a bill to make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment.
Human rights group: Gambian bill to jail gays is ‘devastating’ 7
3:19 PM — The director of a human rights organisation has slammed a Gambian bill which will make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment, saying it will have a "devastating impact" on LGBT Gambians.
Gambia: Bill passed to allow life imprisonment for gays 44
8:47 AM — A Gambian politician has said the country is soon to adopt a law which allows life imprisonment for those found guilty of crimes linked to being gay.
24th June 2014
Gambia: New bill will ‘ban homosexuality’ and LGBT rights groups 20
4:42 PM — The West African government of Gambia plans to present a bill to parliament that will further toughen anti-LGBT legislature. The bill is aimed at banning LGBT rights organizations and homosexuality in Gambia.
18th February 2014
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh: Gays are ‘vermin’ and should be treated worse than mosquitoes 110
8:07 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has referred to gay people as "vermin", saying they should be dealt with in the same way as mosquitoes which "cause" malaria.
3rd October 2013
Gambia leaves the Commonwealth, days after President told UN that gays want to end human existence 43
9:09 AM — The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has said that his country will leave the Commonwealth just days after he told the United Nations General Assembly that gays and those who promote homosexuality want to end human existence.
27th September 2013
Gambian President: ‘Homosexuality more deadly than all natural disasters put together’ 63
5:49 PM — Gambia's President has used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gay people, calling homosexuality one of the three "biggest threats to human existence".