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Nigeria Sharia police arrest 11 women over ‘lesbian wedding’

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Eleven young women were arrested in the northern Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a lesbian wedding, the Islamic law-enforcement agency, the Hisbah, told AFP Thursday. The suspects were arrested on Monday by a team of Hisbah personnel while making last minute preparations for …

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Tanzania backs out of plan to publish ‘list of gays’

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  Tanzania on Monday backed out of its plan to publish a list of names of gay people accused of selling sex online, saying this would “destroy evidence”. Deputy health minister Hamisi Kigwangalla had called a press conference on Monday to publicise the list, …

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African nations fail in bid to block LGBT expert

United Nations, United States | AFP | A bid by African countries to delay the appointment of the first-ever UN expert on LGBT rights was defeated on Monday, clearing the way for the investigations of anti-gay violence. A draft resolution demanding talks on the legality of the new expert’s mandate …

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African states demand UN suspend LGBT expert

United Nations, United States | AFP | African countries on Friday demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights. The UN Human Rights Council in late September appointed international …

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Even gays need freedom

By Julius Odeke Media practitioners in Uganda on Sept.18 held a National Public Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Information that was organised by The Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda where Pansy Tlakula, the AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Opinion and Information, was the main speaker. She spoke …

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Uganda risks losing AGOA deal over gays

By Independent Team & Agencies Shs 50bn exports threatened as American senator asks EU to join trade blockade After reviewing legislation being considered by the Ugandan Parliament that would imprison citizens for being Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s subcommittee on …

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I insist, Mwenda is wrong on gays

By David Bahati Since I moved the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 on the 14th October 2009, there has been overwhelming support from Ugandans and people who believe in moral values alround the world. There have also been attacks from  the Gay Community and their sympathizers and our donor partners have put …

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