Africa

Two Senegalese Nationals Executed in Gambia

President Yahya Jammeh, who plans to have all death row inmates executed by mid-September, has ignored international pleas to halt the executions.

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Senegal's government has summoned the Gambian ambassador to protest against the execution of two of its nationals.

President Macky Sall said he would expel the ambassador if he did not attend a meeting on Wednesday.

Two Senegalese men were among nine prisoners executed in The Gambia on Sunday on the orders of President Yahya Jammeh.

He ignored pleas from the African Union (AU) to halt the executions—the first in The Gambia in 27 years.