South Africa Needs to Oppose Tanzania’s anti-Gay Crackdown

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11/15/2018

Tanzania’s anti-gay crackdown has run into opposition far and wide, but not yet from South Africa, although equal rights for its LGBT citizens are enshrined in the nation’s constitution. South Africa has even wavered in its support for a South African journalist and press freedom advocate who was expelled from Tanzania last week as she and a colleague were beginning a fact-finding mission authorized by a Tanzanian official. This week, Johannesburg Pride called on South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to pressure Tanzania to recognize the human rights of its LGBTQ+ citizens.

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