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Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Bobrisky can’t be jailed unless caught in the act – Keyamo

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo, has said Bobrisky (Idris Okuneye) can not go to jail for admitting that he is an homosexual except caught in the act.

Amnesty condemns Egypt bill to criminalise homosexuality

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned a draft bill in the Egyptian parliament that would criminalise homosexuality, in what the rights group called an “unprecedented homophobic crackdown”.

Egypt extends detention of man held over rainbow flag

Egyptian state security prosecutors have extended the pre-trial detention of a young man arrested on charges of "promoting deviance" after fans waved rainbow flags at a rock concert last month.

Tanzania deports South African lawyers accused of ‘promoting homosexuality’

Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers after they were accused of promoting homosexuality.

Tanzania suspends NGO for ‘promotion’ of gay marriage

The Tanzanian government said Saturday it had suspended an NGO it had accused of promoting gay marriage in contravention of local "customs, traditions and laws".

Tanzania arrests 12 for alleged homosexuality in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays.

Egypt steps up crackdown on homosexuals, arrests 27

Egyptian security officials say authorities are stepping up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 over a little more than a week.

Trump policies at stake in US Supreme Court session

The US Supreme Court on Monday opens its 2017-2018 session, facing thorny issues that include gay and labor rights, voter restrictions and limits on gathering private information.

British lesbian wins Hong Kong visa rights in legal bid

A British lesbian on Monday won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark legal decision that could reduce more hurdles for same-sex couples in the city.

Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has banned forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state's minister for human rights said Friday.

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”.

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