Tag: Tanzania

Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown: ‘If we won’t get services we will die’

Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown: ‘If we won’t get services we will die’

Tanzania is ignoring effective anti-AIDS strategies and replacing them with a prejudiced anti-gay crackdown. That's the conclusion of a new report fro [...]
Anti-gay Tanzania official blocked by United States

Anti-gay Tanzania official blocked by United States

The U.S. Department of State has barred a Tanzanian official who launched an anti-gay crackdown from visiting the United States. From the Afr [...]
Anti-gay Tanzania official blocked by United States

Angola’s neighbors may copy its repeal of anti-gay law

Angola's repeal of its anti-gay law last month could lead to the repeal of all remaining anti-homosexuality laws in southern Africa, an international [...]
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 [...]
Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Commentary: Help LGBT Africans by cutting aid to anti-gay Tanzania

Many African LGBT activists urge Western donors not to cut off aid to Tanzania or other homophobic African nations, even when those countries launch a [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

LGBT+ Tanzanians will lose out and become scapegoats if donors cut aid, says Anthony Oluoch, program manager for the LGBT+ rights organization Pan Afr [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Tanzania: 10 men released with ‘no evidence’ against them

Police in Tanzania say they found no reason to press charges against 10 men arrested Saturday in Zanzibar on suspicion of homosexual activity. The men [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Many signs suggested that this week's threatened roundup of gay Tanzanians was a nightmare that had vanished with the light of day. That might still t [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Tanzania government disavows Monday’s anti-gay roundup

The Tanzanian government distanced itself Sunday from Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda and his plans for an anti-gay roundup starting today (Monday [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

U.N. to Tanzania: Your duty is to protect LGBT people

As Tanzanian officials prepare for a threatened round-up of gay citizens, the United Nations' top human rights official reminded them of their duty to [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Tanzania plans anti-gay police state, not without opposition

The Tanzanian plan for a public surveillance squad and police round-up of gay Tanzanians ran into strong opposition today, even as reports circulated [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Tanzania hunts homosexuals, threatens ’round-up’

A Tanzanian official is threatening to launch a round-up of homosexuals starting next week. Paul Makonda, the governor of Dar-es-Salaam, said his anti [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Good luck to TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi as they vacation in Kenya and Tanzania, which both have laws against same-sex [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

65 groups protest Tanzania repression, LGBT arrests

A total of 65 civil society groups have challenged the government of Tanzania over "the worrying decline in respect for human rights,” citing persecut [...]
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