Category: Southern Africa

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High Court in Eswatini blocks recognition of LGBTQ rights group

High Court in Eswatini blocks recognition of LGBTQ rights group

The High Court in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) last week rejected an [...]
South Africa president praises his nation for embracing gay rights

South Africa president praises his nation for embracing gay rights

South African President, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa has praised South Af [...]
Another South African LGBTQIA+ activist stabbed to death

Another South African LGBTQIA+ activist stabbed to death

A South African LGBTQIA+ activist was stabbed to death on Sunday, Marc [...]
LGBTQ entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe call for more business support

LGBTQ entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe call for more business support

At a business summit in Zimbabwe, LGBTQ entrepreneurs called for incre [...]
South Africa, stop the murders of LGBTI people

South Africa, stop the murders of LGBTI people

Global human rights organisation Human Rights Watch has formally writt [...]
Botswana’s president meets LGBT activists, supports their work

Botswana’s president meets LGBT activists, supports their work

In a landmark meeting with representatives of the LGBT rights group LE [...]
Namibia High Court rules against same-sex couples

Namibia High Court rules against same-sex couples

A High Court in Namibia has ruled against two same-sex couples who wer [...]
Legendary gay and lesbian rights  defender Desmond Tutu has died

Legendary gay and lesbian rights defender Desmond Tutu has died

Desmond Tutu , the iconic  LGBT human rights defender and anti-aparthe [...]
Namibia Pride seeks repeal of nation’s anti-LGBTQ law

Namibia Pride seeks repeal of nation’s anti-LGBTQ law

The LGBTQ community in the southern African nation of Namibia recently [...]
Botswana court delays ruling on overturned anti-gay law

Botswana court delays ruling on overturned anti-gay law

Botswanan judges said yesterday that they plan to spend extra time res [...]
Amplifying the voices of Eswatini’s LGBT people

Amplifying the voices of Eswatini’s LGBT people

Voices of Eswatini, a new project from Eswatini Sexual and Gender Mino [...]
Namibia denies residency to infant daughters of gay citizen

Namibia denies residency to infant daughters of gay citizen

A Namibian court ruled Monday against a gay couple demanding the right [...]
Protesters demand gay rights in Zimbabwe

Protesters demand gay rights in Zimbabwe

Protesters marched to the Zimbabwean consulate in Cape Town, South Af [...]
Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

The president of Botswana announced on Facebook that Botswana will hos [...]
African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

Why do people who preach love every Sunday want people put in prison f [...]
U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden says that, if elected on Nov. 3, [...]
Zambia frees gay couple serving 15-year sentence

Zambia frees gay couple serving 15-year sentence

Zambia has freed two men who since 2018 have been serving a 15-year pr [...]
Activists fear for safety of 2 arrested Malawi dissidents

Activists fear for safety of 2 arrested Malawi dissidents

Human rights defenders fear for the safety of two prominent political [...]
Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

Is Zambia ready for a gay pride march?

Behind Zambian politicians' loud public denunciations of homosexuality [...]
Why is Zambian couple in prison? Because of King Henry VIII

Why is Zambian couple in prison? Because of King Henry VIII

Zambian politicians claim that Christian values are the basis for 15-y [...]
Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

The 15-year prison sentences imposed this week on a gay Zambian couple [...]
Zambian men sentenced to 15 years for gay sex

Zambian men sentenced to 15 years for gay sex

A high court in Zambia has sentenced two men to 15 years in prison for [...]
Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia's president has made homosexuality a campaign issue to distract [...]
More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

Zambian police last week arrested another couple on homosexuality char [...]
Zambian farmer, youth in court on gay sex charges

Zambian farmer, youth in court on gay sex charges

A 53-year-old Zambian farmer and a 17-year-old student appeared in cou [...]
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

A Malawi court released LGBTI rights activists Gift Trapence and MacDo [...]
U.N. says ‘Sorry! Please release Malawi activists’

U.N. says ‘Sorry! Please release Malawi activists’

Apologetic U.N. officials have joined international calls for the rele [...]
Malawi police arrest 2 prominent LGBT rights activists

Malawi police arrest 2 prominent LGBT rights activists

Police in Malawi have arrested Gift Trapence, the leader of the countr [...]
Trans woman’s naked protest roils Zambia

Trans woman’s naked protest roils Zambia

A Zambian trans woman stripped herself naked and walked along a busy p [...]
Botswana wants to make gay sex illegal again

Botswana wants to make gay sex illegal again

The government of Botswana isn't happy with its status as the latest A [...]
Zambia bars performance by gay S. African celebrity

Zambia bars performance by gay S. African celebrity

The Zambian government has barred Somizi Buyani Mhlongo, a gay South A [...]
Botswana: Another country strikes down its anti-gay laws

Botswana: Another country strikes down its anti-gay laws

Botswana today overturned its colonial-era laws that made homosexualit [...]
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