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Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse: HRW

Dakar - Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups said on Wednesday.

Gambian govt condemns ex-president's 'shocking' return pledge

Banjul - Banjul on Thursday condemned former president Yahya Jammeh's pledge to come back to the West African country in a leaked phone call that went viral on social media.

AIDS patients sue Gambia's ex-president Jammeh over fake cures

Banjul - Three people living with AIDS in Gambia are suing former president Yahya Jammeh, alleging he detained and abused them as guinea pigs to test his supposed cure, one of their lawyers said.

Defiant Gambia president lets the clock run

Banjul - The Gambia faced prolonged political deadlock Wednesday after strongman Yahya Jammeh, defiant despite his election defeat, said he would await a court ruling likely to be long in coming before ceding power.

Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic leader of The Gambia

Banjul - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated in this week's poll, seized power in a 1994 coup and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief."No matter what people say about me, I am not moved...

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