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LGBTI Rights in Zambia


ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

Joe Biden Cancels Meeting With HH After Nalumango Gay Rights Snub

The highly publicized meeting between US President Joe Biden and President Hakainde Hichilema has been cancelled after Vice President Mutale Nalumango told Parliament that Zambia will not entertain gay rights. According to…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

HH PROMISES GAY MARRIAGES IN ZAMBIA – AMERICAN REPORTER

Lusaka ~ Mon, 2 Aug 2021 UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, also known as HH, aims to turn around the historically negative attitude toward the Zambian LGBT community. Currently, Zambia’s legal standing on…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Covid-19 and LGBTQ women in southern Africa – a test for universal human rights

Since March 2020, governments in southern Africa have imposed lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19 in the sub-region. The measures include the deployment of police and soldiers, with an apparent…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

Zambian president pardons gay couple jailed for 15 years

Zambia’s president has pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 15 years in prison in November under colonial-era sodomy laws in a case that caused a diplomatic row with the United States. Japhet…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2020

African countries must scrap outdated laws and fully legalise same-sex relations

Sixty-eight countries around the world continue to criminalise same-sex relations. Almost half of them are based in Africa, comprising more than half the continent. These laws are grossly outdated. In effect they…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

TRUMP ADVISOR PRAISES ZAMBIA FOR ANTI-GAY LAW

Donald Trump’s religious advisor, Tony Perkins, welcomed the decision to overthrow an American ambassador who condemned an anti-gay law in Zambia. Tony Perkins, who sits on the US Commission on International Religious…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2019

Africa’s homophobia problem

Human rights activists in southern Africa have criticised Zambia’s tough approach to homosexuality after the country’s High Court sentenced two men last month to 15 years in jail for “crimes against the…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2019

U.S. Recalls Its Ambassador to Zambia After Gay Rights Row: Sources

The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he criticized the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2019

Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

The intensity of Zambian homophobia might suggest that the nation could not endure a demonstration of LGBT pride, but some activists think it’s time to shake the country out of its anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2019

Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

The 15-year prison sentences imposed this week on a gay Zambian couple are a shocking miscarriage of justice, African gay-rights activists declare. The U.S. ambassador to Zambia agreed, saying that the sentences…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2019

Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia’s president has made homosexuality a campaign issue to distract attention from the fact that his people are starving, millions are living in poverty, and the nation is buried in international debt,…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2019

Zambian fleeing from arrest for Homosexuality denied Refugee Asylum in South Africa

A young gay man who left a well-paid government job and fled from Zambia because of his sexual orientation has been denied refugee status by the South African Department of Home Affairs.…

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