Gambia condemns EU pressure on anti-gay law, says to break ties

November 30, 2014 7:11 PM

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DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambia's foreign minister said the West African country would sever all dialogue with the European Union and rejected what he said were attempts by the bloc to use its aid budget to force Gambia to revoke a tough new law against homosexuality.

Foreign Minister Bala Garba Jahumpa said that President Yahya Jammeh - a former military officer who seized power in a 1994 coup - would not allow foreign nations to use aid to impose policies on his government.

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