Afrik.com, a news aggregator of the African press has a terrifying headline.
President plans to kill off every single homosexual
The stand-first elucidates:
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh says he will “cut off the head” of any homosexual caught in his country.
The story continues:
He said the Gambia was a country of believers, indicating that no sinful and immoral act as homosexual would be tolerated in the country.
He warned all homosexuals in the country to leave, noting that a legislation “stricter than those in Iran ” concerning the vice would be introduced soon.
According to pan-African LGBT organisation Behind The Mask, Gambia already has fairly draconian antigay laws.
Quoted in Pink News, the President Jammeh, who also claims he can cure AIDS with bananas, said:
“Any hotel, lodge or motel that lodges this kind of individuals will be closed down, because this act is unlawful. We are in a Muslim dominated country and I will not and shall never accept such individuals in this country.”
In stark contrast, the Gambian Tourist Board headlines its official site – visitgambia.gm – “Welcome to The Gambia, the smiling coast of Africa”.