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EU to review Tanzania relations

The European Union recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown on...

ISS: Africa’s selective approach to human rights

Despite research and historical accounts detailing homosexual behaviour in certain pre-colonial and traditional African societies, the idea that homosexuality is ‘un-African' persists....

Egypt ‘hunting down’ gays, conducting forced anal exams

Six Egyptian men arrested for "promoting sexual deviancy" and "debauchery" on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their...

Gambia passes bill to introduce crime of ‘aggravated homosexuality’

Gambia's national assembly has passed a bill to introduce the crime of aggravated homosexuality into the criminal code and make it punishable...

Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law

Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda after suspending some assistance in March over a law widely condemned by donor nations that...

Leading Kenyan MP says homosexuality ‘as serious as terrorism’

Homosexuality in Kenya is as bad a problem as terrorism, the ruling party's parliamentary leader said on Wednesday, but argued against stepping...