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ACP-EU Summit: Uganda to oppose abortion, homosexuality proposals

Maputo, Mozambique | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s delegation to the joint parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation of the African, Caribean, and Pacific States and the European Union led by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa, has stated that it will oppose plans to make them adopt and adapt to homosexuality. Tayebwa said Uganda …

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No new gay bill, says government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has denied reports that there is an anti-gay bill in the offing after earlier reports indicated that the bill would return in its earlier form. The anti-gay bill was struck down by the courts in 2014 a few months after …

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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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