Homophobic Tanzania seeks close ties to gay-friendly Joe Biden

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11/17/2020

The homophobic Tanzanian President, Dr John Magufuli, has sent a belated congratulatory message to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, seeking a continued close relationship between the two countries even as local gay activists kept running an online campaign against hate. “On behalf of the Government and the people of Tanzania, I congratulate President-elect@JoeBiden and Vice President-elect@KamalaHarris on your victory in the US General Election. Be assured that Tanzania will continue to cherish the relationship that exist between our countries,” President Maguli tweeted Nov. 10. The United States sent a total of US $305.5 million in foreign aid to Tanzania in fiscal year 2020, according to the US Foreign Assistance tracker. It is not clear how the two men will get along. While Biden is a gay ally who sees homosexuals as good, loving people worthy of dignity, Magufuli, who was recently sworn in for a second term in office, sees homosexuals as evil. “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.” Biden tweeted in 2016 after officiating at his first same-sex marriage ceremony.

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