The Gambia

    The Gambia has expelled the envoy of the U.N.’s children charity, UNICEF. The organization said Feb. 16 that officials gave Min Whee-Kang 24 hours to leave the country, and reports suggested she had left overland to neighboring Senegal. There was no immediate official explanation but correspondents say The Gambia has been increasingly criticized over its human rights record. President Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a bloodless coup 1994, tolerates little dissent. He has frequently launched broadsides at all sorts of groups - at various times threatening to kill rights activists, gay people and “saboteurs.” (BBC)

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