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Gambian Official: President to Concede Defeat After 22 Years

Dec 2
President Yahya Jammeh has "accepted defeat" in elections after more than 22 years in power in Gambia, the head of the country's election commission said Friday. The longtime leader was expected to address the nation later in the day.

Indonesia Blasphemy Protest Draws 200,000; Ends Peacefully

By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini | Dec 2
At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.

Search for HIV Vaccine Resumes With Test in South Africa

By Stuart Graham | Dec 1
The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection.

World AIDS Day: A Decade Later in Epworth, Life Grows

By EDGE | Dec 1
On World AIDS Day, we take a look at a typical day for Alice, who is Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) project coordinator at the Epworth Clinic on Harare's outskirts.

Breaking Down Barriers to Stop HIV/AIDS in Its Tracks

By EDGE | Dec 1
Partners In Health releases a statement about HIV around the world, for World AIDS Day.

For One Egyptian with HIV, the Stigma is Too Much to Bear

By Nariman El-Mofty | Dec 1
Ahmed spoke to the AP on condition that his full name not be used, details of his life not be given and his face not be shown in photos, a sign of how overwhelming HIV stigma remains in Egypt.

Report: German Spy Arrested for Ties to Islamic Militants Revealed to be Ex Gay Porn Star

Dec 1
A new report from The Washington Post claims says a German spy who was arrested two weeks ago, after being caught helping Islamic militants in a "digital hideout" to "infiltrate his agency's defense to stage a strike," was once a gay porn actor.

UN LGBT Expert Vows Broad Investigation Into Abuses

Dec 1
The first-ever U.N. independent expert selected to investigate violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people is vowing to forge ahead with wide-ranging investigations despite formidable opposition to his appointment.

'Moana' a Disney Hit but Portrayal Irks Some in the Pacific

By Nick Perry | Nov 30
Disney's animated movie "Moana" debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it depicts their culture.

Gambia Opposition Coalition Hopeful in Elections

By Carley Petesch | Nov 29
Gambia's opposition parties are rallying together behind a single candidate for the first time in decades, forming a coalition they hope will oust longtime President Yahya Jammeh, who has been accused of human rights abuses throughout his 22-year rule.

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