Category: East Africa

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Kenyan court delays decision on anti-gay law

Kenyan court delays decision on anti-gay law

Kenya's High Court in Nairobi today delayed a much-anticipated ruling on a lawsuit challenging the nation's anti-gay laws. From the African Hum ...
Trump official’s push for gay rights focuses on Iran, not Africa

Trump official’s push for gay rights focuses on Iran, not Africa

The 33 African nations with anti-gay laws seem to be a side issue for U.S. ambassador Richard Grenell, who has announced a worldwide campaign against ...
Gay refugees suffer in Kenya’s UN-enforced squalor

Gay refugees suffer in Kenya’s UN-enforced squalor

Living conditions for gay refugees in Kenya remain terrible after the U.N. refugee agency's decision to move about 200 of them from the Kakuma refugee ...
Gays welcome at new Uganda church

Gays welcome at new Uganda church

Uganda's new LGBTQ-affirming church had its first service on Dec. 23. From the African Human Rights Media Network Kuchu Times reports: LG ...
Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Political activist, gay ally and devoted mother Stella Nyanzi will spend Christmas in prison, still awaiting court action stemming from her Nov. 2 arr ...
Gay refugees escape Kakuma’s dangers, reach Nairobi’s squalor

Gay refugees escape Kakuma’s dangers, reach Nairobi’s squalor

The U.N. refugee agency has moved more than 200 gay refugees from dangers of Kakuma refugee camp to safety in crowded, unsanitary quarters in Nairobi. ...
Anglican Church must pay Kenyan priests it said were gay

Anglican Church must pay Kenyan priests it said were gay

A Kenyan court has ordered the homophobic Anglican Church of Kenya to pay U.S. $67,000 to three priests whom it ousted in 2015 on unproven allegations ...
Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

The southeast African country of Malawi remains torn about homosexuality -- unwilling to repeal its anti-homosexuality law, but also unwilling to enfo ...
Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting off foreign aid to homophobic countries can work, but only as a weapon that's used with discretion. That seems to be the moral of the story of ...
U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

Will the U.N., Kenya, the U.S. and other Western countries stop mistreating and shunning LGBT+ refugees in Kenya now that the agency overseeing the Ka ...
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