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Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy eSwatini Launches First Pride Event

Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy eSwatini Launches First Pride Event

Africa’s last monarchy, eSwatini – formerly known as Swaziland – will celebrate gay pride in the nation’s first LGBT event on Saturday, despite open criticism from the public and the risk of arrest. In a country where homosexuality is prohibited, the LGBTI rights group Rock of Hope took a courageous step organizing the event in […]

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

“We are ready for change!” These were the words of the taxi driver who picked me up from the airport in Gambia. We had just passed a huge billboard bearing the image of President Yahya Jammeh, and when I asked the driver about his political views I had expected the caution that is typical in […]

Zimbabwean gays ‘give up’ country will never accept us

Zimbabwean gays ‘give up’ country will never accept us

Gays and lesbians in Zimbabwe have reportedly said that they have “given up” on their fight for same sex marriages, saying that their “conservative” nation will never accept homosexuality. This came a few weeks after Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa told the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group in Geneva that Zimbabwe would not be […]

African Countries Oppose Appointment of UN Gay Rights Envoy

African Countries Oppose Appointment of UN Gay Rights Envoy

African states have drafted a resolution, calling for the suspension of the UN’s new LGBTI investigator. The 54-member Africa group says concentrating on gay rights takes away from other issues, including racism. Speaking on behalf of African countries, Botswana’s ambassador told a General Assembly human rights committee on Friday that the council should not be […]

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