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Zanzibar arrests 20 for ‘homosexuality’ – police

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official said Saturday, in the latest crackdown on the country's gay community.

Male sex worker narrates life story as a gay man in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe says people like Takunda Amina are “worse than dogs and pigs” – so daily life as a gay man in Zimbabwe was never going to be easy.

Uganda to invest $500m in hunt for porn users

Ugandan Ethics Minister, Simon Lokodo, said on Tuesday that the nation will invest roughly 500 million dollars yearly to eradicate pornography which he described as “one of the deadliest moral diseases in the country”.

Court remands shoemaker over alleged homosexuality

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Wednesday, remanded a cobbler, Tahiru Abdullahi, 55, in prison for allegedly engaging in homosexuality.

Bishop quits over sex video

A Romanian Orthodox Church bishop has resigned after a video was released, according to local media, of him having sex with a 17-year-old student from his seminary.

Benue varsity matriculates 6,400, warns new entrants

Benue State University on Wednesday matriculated 6,400 students, warning the new entrants not to fall below the institution’s minimum standards.

Nepali couple registers ‘first transgender marriage’

A Nepali transgender woman and a man registered their marriage, a first in the country, the couple said Saturday, despite an absence of laws legalising same-sex or transgender unions.

Group demands release of men charged with alleged homosexuality

The Access to Health and Rights Development Initiative has demanded the release of the 40 people charged for alleged homosexual activity by the Lagos State government.

Group commends police’s effort against homosexuality

The Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) has commended the Nigerian Police in their efforts to reduce homosexuality to the barest minimum in the country.

Thousands attend Gay Pride in Jerusalem

Thousands of revellers attended Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade under police protection on Thursday, bringing the rainbow flag to the traditionally conservative city.

Lagos arraigns 28 adults, 12 minors for engaging in homosexuality

The Lagos State Government on Thursday arraigned 28 adults and 12 minors before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in homosexuality contrary to the laws of the land.

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