Gambia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19145/all en Iran's African diplomacy backfires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/iran/irans-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101223/iran-gambia-senegal"> in Africa have backfired</a>.</p> <p> Senegal <a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE71M01A20110223">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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/iran/irans-african-diplomacy-backfires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gambia Iran Diplomacy Senegal Africa Emerges Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:29:35 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5626335 at http://www.globalpost.com Gambia's Fatou Bensouda sworn in as new ICC chief prosecutor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/120615/gambia-fatou-bensouda-new-icc-chief-prosecutor-first-african The ICC has been criticized for the fact that all suspects wanted or on trial at the court are African. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/120615/gambia-fatou-bensouda-new-icc-chief-prosecutor-first-african" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Gambia executes 9 after vowing to kill all death row prisoners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120825/gambia-executes-9-after-vowing-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120825/gambia-executes-9-after-vowing-kill-all-death-row-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Amnesty International Gambia Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:45:49 +0000 News Desk 5717137 at http://www.globalpost.com Gambia President Yahya Jammeh halts death row executions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120915/gambia-president-yahya-jemmeh-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120915/gambia-president-yahya-jemmeh-halts-death-row-executions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Gambia World Leaders Politics Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:29:05 +0000 Talia Ralph 5719451 at http://www.globalpost.com