Africa

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Added on: 01/11/2024
01/10/2024
In a new briefing looking at 12 African countries, Amnesty documented how legal systems were increasingly weaponised in the past year to systematically target and discriminate against…

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Added on: 01/08/2024
01/08/2024
Kabuye, who is the executive director of the advocacy group Colored Voice Truth to LGBTQ was left in a critical condition in hospital after he was “stabbed to…

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Added on: 01/07/2024
01/06/2024
The United States said on Friday it was troubled by comments from Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who last week called on citizens of the small African country…

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Added on: 01/04/2024
01/03/2024
KAMPALA, Jan 3 (Reuters) – A prominent LGBT rights activist in Uganda, where sexual minorities say they have faced a wave of abuse since a harsh anti-gay…

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Added on: 01/04/2024
It was an unusually busy year for LGBT news in Africa in 2023, with one country decriminalizing sodomy, one slowly opening the door to equal marriage, several…

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Added on: 01/03/2024
01/02/2024
United States President Joe Biden has officially removed Uganda and three other African countries from the beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), effectively ending…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
As Congo copes with its biggest outbreak of mpox, scientists warn discrimination against gay and bisexual men on the continent could make it worse. In November, the…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
01/01/2024
US lawmakers are embroiled in a contentious debate over Uganda’s anti-gay legislation, highlighting the intricate dance between human rights advocacy, international relations, and the respect for national…

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Added on: 12/31/2023
12/30/23
Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye has called on citizens to stone gay people, escalating a crackdown on sexual minorities in a country where LGBT people already face social…

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Added on: 12/30/2023
12/29/2023
Every once in a while, the right in the U.S. can’t help but look longingly at countries where repression of LGBTQ is a matter of law. But…

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Added on: 12/29/2023
12/28/2023
Burundi’s President Évariste Ndayishimiye has said that homosexuals in his country “should be stoned”. Responding to a reporter’s question, Mr Ndayishimiye, a fervent Catholic, said powerful nations…

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Added on: 12/29/2023
KINSHASA, Congo—As Congo copes with its biggest outbreak of mpox, scientists warn discrimination against gay and bisexual men on the continent could make it worse. In November, the…

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Added on: 12/25/2023
12/24/2023
In an extraordinary pushback against Pope Francis, some Catholic bishops in Africa, Poland and elsewhere say they will not implement the new Vatican policy allowing blessings for…

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Added on: 12/24/2023
Confessed murderer Billington Wambui Mwathi on Dec. 22 was sentenced by a Kenyan court to 30 years’ imprisonment for the murder of Sheila Lumumba in April 2022….

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Added on: 12/24/2023
12/23/2023
With Uganda’s controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act being challenged in court, Biden-Harris administration officials are vowing to continue holding the African nation accountable, even as the United States simultaneously…

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Added on: 12/24/2023
12/23/2023
Di Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja for Nigeria say one document wey Pope Francis approve regarding blessing of same sex couples don dey misinterpreted. Di document wey di…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/20/2023
LAGOS, Dec 20 (Openly) – Behind a tall metal door in a suburb of Lagos lies a world of fun, fashion and flamboyance that most Nigerians have…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/21/2023
Homosexuality is a controversial topic in Africa, a continent where many people have strong and very conservative views on sexual orientation. Pope Francis’ recent approval of blessings for same-sex couples…

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Added on: 12/20/2023
Gabon has wavered on whether to decriminalize homosexuality or not. Modern Gabon had never criminalized gay sex until 2019, when it enacted a law providing up to…

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Added on: 12/19/2023
12/18/2023
The Constitutional Court of Uganda has begun hearing the first challenge to a draconian anti-gay law that has triggered criticism from the United Nations and led to…

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Added on: 12/18/2023
12/17/2023
South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions and laws in the world when it comes to human rights, including respecting the rights of women and…

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Added on: 12/18/2023
12/17/2023
For the past ten years, there has been a clandestine church operating in Kenya. The church acknowledges Kenya as a nation deeply committed to its religious beliefs. Within…

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Added on: 12/17/2023
12/16/2023
For the past ten years, there has been a clandestine church operating in Kenya. The church acknowledges Kenya as a nation deeply committed to its religious beliefs….

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Added on: 12/17/2023
12/14/2023
Christmas can be a fraught time for LGBTQ+ people, some of whom might be estranged from their families while others dread festive gatherings with intolerant relatives. But…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
12/14/2023
A 25-year-old gay man who has been living and working in Edmonton since 2018 is concerned for his safety because he’s being deported back to Uganda. The man,…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
The parliament of Ghana has begun debate on provisions of the bill formerly known as “the worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever”. The debate has ranged through a variety of…

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Added on: 12/13/2023
Coping with family rejection is one of the ways LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by…

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Added on: 12/12/2023
12/11/2023
The Constitutional Court of Uganda has tentatively scheduled December 18 as the commencement date for the landmark trial challenging the constitutionality of the country’s inhuman Anti-Homosexuality Act….

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Added on: 12/10/2023
12/8/2023
Thabsie Mabezane, a transgender woman and LGBT+ activist in South Africa, was aware of personal safety when she met a man on the dating app Tinder earlier…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
KAMPALA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Uganda’s government on Wednesday denounced the United States’ expansion of visa restrictions against its officials, accusing Washington of pushing an “LGBT agenda”…