The man who singlehandedly declared his state an Islamic republic and wants to slit the throats of gay men is now making a foray into dictating dress codes for women.
Zimbabwean media reported that he had received the award on Sunday to little notice, but after word of the irony spread on social media, Western news outlets began amplifying coverage of the dubious distinction.
Parliament members passed a bill this week mandating that all candidates for next year’s presidential elections pay $12,740, up from a fee of $1,279 in previous polls.
The small West African nation has offered to host all of the Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh, but considering the country's poor human rights record, experts say the offer is insincere.
In his most recent anti-gay remarks, President Yahya Jammeh threatened to make homosexuals disappear forever, suggesting that the West could do nothing to stop him.
Yahya Jammeh landed in the capital Wednesday morning following a foiled plot by former soldiers to overthrow the dictator's regime.
Dissident Gambians attempted to overtake the presidential palace Tuesday to overthrow the dictator who has operated a brutal regime for more than 20 years.