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LGBTQIs and the bogeyman of Uganda

Homosexuality has become a very explosive social issue that has invaded the politics of the day COMMENT | ROSE WAKIKONA | For a country which in 2020 scored 73 points out of 100, putting it at a rank of 142 out of 180 countries, on the Corruption Perceptions Index, which …

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Parliament silently passes law against homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed the sexual offences Bill 2019 reintroducing the ban on homosexuality in the country.    In a heated debate on Monday the MPs also rejected to the proposal that allows a person, who had consented to a sexual act to withdraw that consent …

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Gay marriage legal in 28 countries

    Paris, France | AFP | The first-ever gay civil unions in Denmark 30 years ago paved the way for full same-sex marriages that are today allowed in 28 countries, even though homosexuality remains illegal in some parts of the world. Here is an overview. – Europe, gay marriage pioneers …

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Kenyan Archbishop challenges Christians on homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, His Grace Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit has cautioned Christians on homosexuality. Archbishop Sapit was on Monday speaking as the guest preacher at the Anglican Shrine in Nakiyanja-Namugongo were thousands converged to commemorate this year’s Martyrs’ day. …

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Kenya court postpones decision on homosexuality laws

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s High Court on Friday postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load. “The files are above my height… we are still working,” said Chacha Mwita, one of the judges, who added that one of his colleagues was on leave …

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Zanzibar arrests 20 for ‘homosexuality’: police

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official said Saturday, in the latest crackdown on the country’s gay community. “They are implicated in homosexuality. We arrested them and are busy interrogating them. The police cannot turn a blind …

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U-turn on free parking for Italian married mothers

Rome, Italy | AFP | The small town of Pontida in northern Italy has sparked outrage by offering free parking permits to pregnant women and young mothers — but only if they are married or an EU citizen. The policy, introduced at the start of September, stipulated that free permits would …

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Rights groups urge Tanzania to stop threatening civil society

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzania’s government must stop issuing threats against rights groups working with teen mothers or campaigning for gay rights, a joint statement from these organisations said Thursday. President John Magufuli and top government officials have issued a series of statements vowing to deregister or charge non-governmental …

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