Gambia en Iran's African diplomacy backfires <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tehran sought African allies, but a shipment of arms alienated many. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Iran&#39;s efforts to win new friends and allies<a href=""> in Africa have backfired</a>.</p> <p> Senegal <a href="">severed diplomatic ties with Iran today</a>, accusing Tehran of supplying weapons to separatist rebels in its southern Casamance region who killed three Senegalese soldiers this week.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gambia Iran Diplomacy Senegal Africa Emerges Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:29:35 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5626335 at Gambia's Fatou Bensouda sworn in as new ICC chief prosecutor The ICC has been criticized for the fact that all suspects wanted or on trial at the court are African. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa BeNeLux Gambia International Criminal Court The Hague Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:32:00 +0000 News Desk 5708024 at Gambia executes 9 after vowing to kill all death row prisoners Dozens more inmates "are under threat of imminent executions today and in the coming days," Amnesty International said.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Amnesty International Gambia Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:45:49 +0000 News Desk 5717137 at Gambia President Yahya Jammeh halts death row executions Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has put a stop to plans to execute all of the country's death row prisoners, after his initial announcement at the end of August caused international furor. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Gambia World Leaders Politics Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:29:05 +0000 Talia Ralph 5719451 at