Homosexuality is “un-African,” or at least that's what some national leaders would have you believe. The Academy of Science of South Africa, however, is pushing back, having released a report refuting and condemning anti-gay laws.
Despite cries of alarm from European politicians over the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, African leaders have been silent over an issue they fear underlines their weak governance, say campaigners.
Gambian security forces went door-to-door in the capital Banjul on Friday in search of participants in a failed coup against the west African country's strongman President Yahya Jammeh, residents said.
Several dozen military personnel and civilians were arrested, and a large cache of weapons and explosives were found following a reported coup attempt in The Gambia, an intelligence source said Thursday.
Tijan Sonko, a Gambian man, has been accused of bigamy in Austria. Despite marrying several women and having active relationships with at least 15 more that he has picked up all over the country, he says he hasn’t done anything wrong.
Multiple studies have covered what happens when locals support their own environment instead of the government. According to these reports efficient, stable communities can protect the environment better than the big agencies.
Researchers have published some initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.
With the NSA collecting millions of domestic and foreign emails while eavesdropping on telephone calls made by everyone from Joe Six Pack to Angela Merkle it may be time we review our right to privacy and free speech in Western society.
Despite a 27-year hiatus on the practice of carrying out executions, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's promise to carry out all death sentences by mid-September has resulted in nine prisoners being executed by a firing squad on Thursday.
Hotel managers in Gambia say without the beach the tourists will not come, but the beach is disappearing fast. It is a very serious state of affairs for a country that derives a major percentage of its income from tourism.