Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 11/16/2018

Tanzania Loses $300 Million World Bank Loan Amid Crackdown Concerns

The World Bank has pulled a planned $300 million educational loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the country’s policy of banning pregnant girls from going to school. The $300 million program was…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Rights Groups Condemn ‘brutal and humiliating’ Tests on Gay Men in Tunisia

More than 70 gay men were jailed by Tunisian authorities last year, according to activists, who warn anal tests and phone searches are being used to identify suspects. Mounir Baatour, lawyer and…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

Tanzania’s Anti-homosexuality Purge Is Making Ottawa Anxious

Official anti-gay prejudice in Tanzania is causing Canadian officials to reassess this country's relationship with one of Canada's biggest aid recipients. Arrests of gay men in Zanzibar over the weekend, and the…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Tanzania: Men Arrested for ‘Gay Marriage’ Face Anal Examinations

Ten men arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar are to face a forced anal examination on Friday, activists have told the Guardian. The procedure…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

EU Recalls Tanzania Ambassador Amid LGBT Crackdown

The European Union has recalled the head of its delegation to Tanzania because of what it calls a "deterioration of the human rights and rule of law" in the east African nation.…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Tanzania: 10 Men Arrested in Zanzibar for Being ‘Gay’

Ten men have been arrested on suspicion of being gay on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar after police received a “tip-off” from members of the public about a same-sex marriage taking place,…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2018

US Warns its Citizens in Tanzania Over Anti-gay Crackdown

The US has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after the commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality, a criminal offence in the country. In an alert…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Bachelet: Tanzania Has Duty to Protect – Not Further Endanger – LGBT People

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the statement by the Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam that a committee will be put in place to…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

A Precarious Haven: Africa’s LGBT Refugees Teeter on the Brink in Kenya

It wasn’t long after Joe’s father was shot dead for being gay that the 24-year-old Ugandan college student realised the men from his church would be coming for him next. First came…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

‘Thousands of Names’ Handed to Tanzania Authorities After Public Told to Report Gay People

There are fears for the safety of the LBGT+ community in Tanzania after a senior government official called on the public to report suspected homosexuals. Authorities have already been handed thousands of…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

LGBTI Refugees Explain Why They Fled to the US

Over the past year, LGBT+ refugees have faced a two-pronged attack from the Trump administration’s hardline immigration stances and regressive policies on LGBT+ rights. After fleeing their homes to seek a new…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Governor in Tanzania Vows Mass Arrests of LGBTI

The regional governor of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, has vowed to arrest people suspected of being gay by next week in an escalating crackdown on LGBT communities in the East…

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