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LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 11/03/2019

African HIV experts are calling on Uganda to legalise homosexuality

Four leading African HIV experts are calling on the government in Uganda to decriminalise homosexuality in order to tackle the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Serge Paul Eholié from Côte d’Ivoire, Keletso Makofane from…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

Bisi Alimi Organises First-Ever LGBT Event In Lagos

Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi has organised the first-ever LGBT event in Nigeria. The event tagged “Night of Diversity 2019” was organised by his foundation The Bisi Alimi Foundation. It held…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

Ghana Should Resist World Congress of Families’ Anti-LGBT Message

Emelia, a woman in her thirties living in Kumasi, Ghana, will never forget the day her father found out she was a lesbian. He beat her for three hours – with his…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2019

South Africa: Christians show pride in gay community

The queer community at Joburg Pride on Saturday in Sandton were joined by an oddly unexpected group of individuals who have historically condemned their existence – Christians. This time though the intention…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda moves to allay fears over anti-gay sex law

Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of rising homophobic attacks. LGBT+ rights…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda arrested 16 LGBTQ activists. Here’s where else gay rights are a battleground in the world.

This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health organization where they worked and…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2019

Anti-gay law ‘like a gun pointing at us’ says eSwatini activist

When LGBT+ people took to the streets last year for the first ever Pride march in eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, some hardly believed they could celebrate the event in a country…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

Uganda arrests 16 LGBT activists on suspicion of gay sex

Uganda has said it has arrested 16 LGBT activists on suspicion of gay sex, which is punishable with life imprisonment, in what fellow activists called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2019

Anti-homosexuality Bill poses severe threat to human rights

Uganda is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement of plans to introduce legislation that will impose the death penalty on people found to have…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2019

Christian group claims Ethiopia is soft on homosexuality

A group affiliated with Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government’s silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference [Sept. 8] in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2019

Ghana: Former Pres Kufuor Urges Fight Against Same Sex Marriages

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has urged the world to fight against same sex marriages. He stated that no amount of argument could change the fact that without man and woman there…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2019

‘They paid a guy to kill me’: health workers fight homophobia in Uganda

Maria Nantale is enjoying a beer at a rickety wooden bar after a long day’s work. “Forty people tested today,” she reflects. “Found three positives. One of them is in denial. She…

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