Africa

LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

Uganda bans thousands of charities in crackdown

Uganda’s government has told more than 12,000 charities that they can no longer operate in the country. Following a review that took place in August and September, the number of officially registered…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

Malawians conflicted over LGBT+ rights, tolerance, research finds

Nearly all Malawians think LGBT+ human rights should be protected, yet the same number could not accept a gay or lesbian family member, according to a first-of-its kind report released this week.…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2019

Uganda: Stop Police Harassment of LGBT People

The Ugandan authorities should drop charges against dozens of people arrested over the last month in Kampala, the capital, on the basis of their presumed sexual orientation or gender identity, Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2019

LGBT+ delegates say sidelined at ‘inclusive’ global sexual health summit

A global summit on sexual and reproductive health hailed by organisers as being an inclusive event failed to adequately hear the voices of sexual minorities, some LGBT+ delegates said as the three-day…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

Sacked, shunned and suicidal – the Cameroon sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Cameroonian athlete Thierry Essamba still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad in a scandal over…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2019

Uganda charges 67 after raid on gay bar

A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance on Tuesday after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest “homophobic” attack. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2019

Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People

Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala's city center, they arrested 120 people suspected to have been using narcotics. However, members of the LGBT community say it was a…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Choice World Congress of Families and Its Russian Backers Seek to Expand Influence in Africa

The World Congress of Families, an international network of anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice activists, sponsored a regional conference in Accra, Ghana, last week. Organizers pitched it as an effort to “position Africa as…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

Same-Sex Relationships No Longer a Crime in Botswana

Botswana becomes yet another African country to repeal its colonial laws against homosexuality, and recognise gay people as humans deserving of love and respect. Several decades ago, same sex relations were taken…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

‘Stigma follows us’: Cape Town’s homeless, transgender women fight for recognition

Beneath a bridge in the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock, a strung-together network of blankets serves as a refuge for a group of women fighting stigma on many fronts. SistaazHood, a group…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2019

Kenyan census results a ‘big win’ for intersex people

The results of Kenya’s first census to recognize intersex people are a “big win” for their rights, campaigners said as the data was released on Monday, expressing hopes it would lead to…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2019

Proud lesbian Kenyan pastor opens up about her attraction to women in emotional interview

Jacinta Nzilani spoke to a local radio station about her 25-year marriage to a man despite knowing since she was 16 that she was attracted women. She said: “When I was 16…

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