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Egypt sentences TV host to jail over gay interview

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a television host to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man last year, a judicial source said.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania dismisses travel advisory by US

Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious.
Assistant Commmisoner of Police, Abayomi Shogunle, head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) poses during an interview on the public's demand for the recall of the Special Anti Robbery Squid (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja, Nigeria December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Police: Having sex in a car in public not a crime

Nigeria Police on Monday said that having sex in a car at a public place is not a crime and would not amount to arrest if done by persons within adult age in the country.
Wilton Manors in Florida becomes the state’s first city to have an entirely LGBTQ city council

Florida voters elect all-LGBTQ local council

Palm Springs, California, last year became the first locality in the U.S. to do so, according to the Victory Fund, which tracks lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates and elected officials, NBC News reports.

Nigeria pledges to domesticate human rights treaties, address impunity

Nigeria will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.

US warns its citizens in Tanzania ahead of anti-gay crackdown

The United States has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality, which is a criminal offense in the East African country.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Nigerian lesbians, gays declare support for Atiku Abubakar

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Diverse, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Movement in Nigeria, has declared support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

US ends visas for same-sex partners

The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees.
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Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin ‘affected’ by on and off pitch abuse

Bellerin, 23, says he has been forced to "grow thick skin" to cope with insults relating to his passion for fashion and his hairstyle as well as his performances on the pitch.

Malaysian PM: Caning of lesbians against Islamic compassion

Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, stoked further legal controversy over homosexuality when he denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex.

Primate Okoh: Homosexuality hindering Nigeria’s progress

Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), says homosexuality is hindering the nation’s progress by “veritably poisoning” the society.

Two women caned for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists at the "inhuman and degrading" punishment.

Report: Zimbabwe gays applaud ‘reasonable’ President Mnangagwa

The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) advocacy group has applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for "understanding" them better than his predecessor Robert Mugabe and the opposition parties, a report on Tuesday said.
Comedian Peter Price (72), who underwent conversion therapy at the age of eighteen intended to "cure" his homosexuality, poses alongside the Wirral river in his hometown of Liverpool on July 5, 2018.Peter Price was 18 when he underwent conversion therapy, intended to "cure" his homosexuality. After three days of intensive therapy, it failed -- but left a damaging legacy. The British government this week announced its intention to ban the practice, as part of a new action plan to tackle discrimination against the gay community./ AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY

As UK ban looms, gay ‘conversion therapy’ still haunts subjects

Peter Price was 18 when he underwent conversion therapy, which was intended to "cure" his homosexuality but instead left him deeply damaged.
England fan and LGBT+ rights campaigner Di Cunningham displays a rainbow flag before England's first World Cup match. [AFP|Getty Images]

Three Lions Pride: Russian people have been ‘really welcoming’

Di Cunningham of Three Lions Pride says she is pleased that she has come to Russia to support England at the World Cup.
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President Kenyatta: 99% of Kenyans support laws criminalizing same-sex unions

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has firmly reiterated that he will continue to respect Kenyan laws regarding same-sex relationships. Kenya like much of Africa criminalize such relationships.

Jay-Z: I cried when my mother told me she was in love with another...

American rapper Jay-Z says he cried when his mother, Gloria Carter, revealed to him that she was in love with another woman.

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About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia says it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Movement restriction during elections is illegal

Activist lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned the police against restricting human and vehicular movements on election days, saying it is unconstitutional.
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Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.