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Added on: 04/03/2024
04/02/2024
Uganda’s constitutional court is due on Wednesday to deliver a verdict on a petition seeking to annul the country’s tough Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), a lawyer for the…

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Added on: 04/02/2024
A coalition of African LGBTQ+ rights group has announced plans for a continent-wide celebration of Pride. Africa Pride 2024 events will consist of online programs and a…

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Added on: 03/29/2024
Bassirou Diomaye Faye was elected President of Senegal on Sunday, collecting 51% of the votes compared to his challenger, Amadou Ba, from the ruling party of outgoing…

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Added on: 03/29/2024
03/28/2024
Last week, in another blow to freedoms of association and expression in Uganda, a Ugandan court rejected a petition brought by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a leading group advocating for the rights of…

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Added on: 03/28/2024
In what looks like a deliberate bid to redirect intense public scrutiny away from grave allegations implicating her in a seemingly multibillion-shilling corruption scandal, Uganda Parliament speaker…

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Added on: 03/28/2024
03/27/2024
WASHINGTON | The U.S. National Security Council met with Ugandan LGBTQ rights activist Frank Mugisha on Monday, according to a spokesperson who reaffirmed America’s opposition to civil…

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Added on: 03/23/2024
American homophobe and extremist Ayo Kimathi is in Uganda to promote hate against the LGBTQI+ community in support of the Anti- Homosexuality Act (AHA) 2023. Kimathi touched…

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Added on: 03/22/2024
Last week, in another blow to freedoms of association and expression in Uganda, a Ugandan court rejected a petition brought by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a leading group advocating for the rights of…

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Added on: 03/20/2024
03/19/2024
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ bill passed by parliament in February should not be transmitted to President Akufo-Addo for assent until two legal challenges against it are settled, a senior…

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Added on: 03/19/2024
03/18/2024
As a queer, non-binary person living on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, Edem Brew said they have endured years of discrimination, physical assaults and verbal attacks. “LGBTQ…

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Added on: 03/17/2024
03/16/2024
Former Ghanaian Ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has accused the Ambassador of the United States of America to Ghana, Virginia Palmer, of interfering in…

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Added on: 03/15/2024
03/14/2024
(CNN) — Sam George, the driving force behind Ghana’s harsh anti-LGBTQ legislation, portrays himself as a guardian of gay Ghanaians. “I have put in legislation that protects…

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Added on: 03/14/2024
03/13/2024
KAMPALA, March 12 (Reuters) – A Ugandan court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by an LGBT advocacy group seeking to compel the government to register it, a…

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Added on: 03/13/2024
03/12/2024
A Ugandan court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by a gay rights group seeking government registration, ruling that it aimed to promote “unlawful” activities. The Court of…

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Added on: 03/10/2024
The United States has expanded the number of Ugandan officials who are denied visas because of their anti-LGBTQ stance. The Guardian reported: US denies visa to Ugandan…

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Added on: 03/09/2024
03/08/2024
The queer community in Angola is reeling from the loss of Carlos Fernandes, founder and director of Associação Íris Angola (Íris), the country’s first registered LGBTQI+ group,…

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Added on: 03/08/2024
03/07/2024
Ghana’s president said Tuesday his government will wait for a Supreme Court ruling before taking action on a bill that would further criminalize members of the LGBTQ+…

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Added on: 03/07/2024
03/06/2024
The Ugandan MP Sarah Achieng Opendi, who called for homosexuals to be castrated during a parliamentary debate on the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ+ laws has been denied a visa to attend…

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Added on: 03/07/2024
03/06/2024
Homophobia is not uncommon in Ghana, where gay sex is already against the law and carries a three-year prison sentence, but now the LGBTQ+ community is feeling…

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Added on: 03/06/2024
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Tuesday he will wait to act on an anti-LGBTQ bill that parliament passed last week, saying in a statement that the…

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Added on: 03/05/2024
03/04/2024
The government of Ghana may lose a total of $3.8 billion in World Bank funding over its recent Anti-LGBTQ bill passed by the country’s parliament last week….

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Added on: 03/04/2024
03/03/2024
Babatunde Apalowo, director of the gay-themed Nigerian film All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White, was shocked to learn that one of his college…

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Added on: 03/03/2024
03/02/2024
Led by motorcycle riders draped in rainbow colours and dressed in multicolour costumes, more than 3,000 people on Saturday took part in Cape Town’s annual Gay Pride…

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Added on: 03/02/2024
03/01/2024
A bill which criminalizes LGBTQ people in Ghana and their supporters drew international condemnation Thursday after it was passed by parliament, with the United Nations calling it…

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Added on: 03/02/2024
02/29/2024
A Nigerian designer is making waves in fashion with a gender-fluid clothing line, which he says is intended to challenge the notion that non-binary dressing is a…

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Added on: 03/02/2024
Ghana’s parliament passed a bill on Wednesday that further clamps down on the rights of LGBTQ people in the West African country. The “Human Sexual Rights and…

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Added on: 02/25/2024
As human rights defenders inside and outside of Uganda await a Constitutional Court ruling on petitions challenging the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) 2023, the backers of the cruel…

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Added on: 02/24/2024
Human rights activists based in and outside Uganda have petitioned the government of the United Kingdom, urging it to cancel an invitation to Anita Among, Speaker of…

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Added on: 02/23/2024
02/22/2024
ACCRA, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday moved a step closer to holding a vote on a bill that seeks to further clamp down on…

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Added on: 02/22/2024
A tech-savvy Nigerian pastor is spreading an ongoing stream of homophobia online, having developed almost a fixation on the topic of homosexuality. The pastor, Damilola Oluwatoyinbo, has dedicated…