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​Kenya high court will not repeal anti-LGBT law
​Kenya high court will not repeal anti-LGBT law
In what is being described as “a blow for human rights”, the Kenya high court on Friday ruled that laws targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
Landmark India ruling ends same sex ban
Landmark India ruling ends same sex ban
India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on same sex after a decades-old campaign against a colonial-era law used to hold back LGBT...
No pride in anti-gay Nigeria
No pride in anti-gay Nigeria
The target of my ire in my speech at The Initiative for Equal Rights, Sexuality and the Law symposium in Lagos was deliberate — beyond the...
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
‘When I entered the examination room, the doctor asked me to go on the examination bed and take off my trousers … I said no, so the doctor...
Ugandan MP's lonely anti-gay law battle
Ugandan MP's lonely anti-gay law battle
For months he's been threatened, taunted, spat on and had stones thrown at him.
Pressure on SA to host talks to end gay persecution
Pressure on SA to host talks to end gay persecution
The department of international relations and co-operation says it still plans to host an Africa-wide seminar on violence against people because of...
Museveni denies Uganda forced to drop anti-gay law
Museveni denies Uganda forced to drop anti-gay law
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni denied Saturday that the scrapping of a tough anti-gay law he had championed had anything to do with an Africa-US...
Uganda's constitutional court overturns anti-gay law
Uganda's constitutional court overturns anti-gay law
Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences and which drew stern...
New regime reigns supreme in Zambia
New regime reigns supreme in Zambia
It's four months before Zambia celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. I'm in Livingstone with a group of South Africans, and we're taking...
US sanctions will have little impact, says Uganda
US sanctions will have little impact, says Uganda
Uganda's government on Friday said US sanctions slapped on the country for tough anti-gay laws would have little impact and rejected rights...
UN: Discrimination against LGBTIs just as irrational as racism
UN: Discrimination against LGBTIs just as irrational as racism
In January, Nigeria's president signed a new law that punishes same-sex unions with up to 14 years in jail.
Life on the run from homophobia
Life on the run from homophobia
In recent months Uganda and Nigeria attracted international attention when they decided to tighten laws criminalising homosexuality. Allies by...

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