Category: Southern Africa

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More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

More homosexuality arrests in Zambia

Zambian police last week arrested another couple on homosexuality charges. From the African Human Rights Media Network This time, ...
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 court in Lusaka yesterday, accused of violating Zambia's anti-homosexuality laws. ...
Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

Malawi: Court releases 2 arrested activists

A Malawi court released LGBTI rights activists Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembeleka on bail Friday, three days after their arrest on fraud charges co ...
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 release of two LGBT rights activists in Malawi who helped organize protests alleging ...
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 country's main LGBTI rights organization, the Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) ...
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 public road yesterday in protest against her family's and Zambian society's mistr ...
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 African country to legalize same-sex intimacy. On Friday, it announced it will ap ...
Zambian hypocrisy: Fighting ‘gayism’; accepting rape and corruption

Zambian hypocrisy: Fighting ‘gayism’; accepting rape and corruption

Commentary by the Rev. Kapya Kaoma exposes the hypocrisy of Zambian politicians' anti-gay posturing: "It is time we accepted that politicians have use ...
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 African TV presenter, actor and singer, from performing in Zambia. Fro ...
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 homosexuality a crime punishable by seven years in prison. From the African Human R ...
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