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Alan Duncan

UK, Russia hold first talks in over a year

Junior foreign ministers from Britain and Russia met in Germany on Saturday in the highest-level contact between the two countries since an alleged nerve agent attack in Britain last March froze diplomatic relations.
Mohamed al-Gheiti

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.
Kevin Fret

Gay Latin rapper Kevin Fret shot dead in Puerto Rico

The 24-year-old musician, known as Latin trap music's first openly gay artist who has been credited with "transforming the genre", was killed in the country's capital San Juan on Thursday, according to police.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

World Bank, EU cut aid to Tanzania after human rights crackdown

Tanzania's tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights.
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.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Donors cut aid to Tanzania after rights crackdown

Tanzania's tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights.
Same-sex activists hug outside the parliament in Taipei on May 24, 2017 as they celebrate the landmark decision paving the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage.Crowds of pro-gay marriage supporters in Taiwan on May 24 cheered, hugged and wept as a top court ruled in favour of same-sex unions. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH

Taiwan to enact separate law on gay marriage

Taiwan will enact a separate law for same-sex unions after conservative groups won a recent referendum battle, the premier said, as LGBT activists Friday urged the government to abide by a landmark ruling to offer equal marriage rights.
Taiwanese voting against same-sex unions

Taiwan rejects same-sex marriage

Voters in Taiwan have rejected proposal to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits after they voted in a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman.
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilians afraid of losing land after Jair Bolsonaro emerges president

Brazil’s indigenous peoples have long battled to protect their ancestral lands and native cultures — but the election of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has sparked concerns that hard-won rights could be eroded.

Tanzanian officials order physical exams of 10 alleged gays

Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations on 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police.

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.

Tanzania cracks down on homosexuals

Dar es Salaam’s administrative chief Paul Makonda said on Wednesday that a special committee would seek to identify and punish homosexuals, prostitutes and online fraudsters in the city.
Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors as tens of thousands of people took part in Taiwan's gay pride parade, the largest in Asia.

Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors as tens of thousands of people took part in Taiwan's gay pride parade, the largest in Asia.
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).
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad answers a question following a speech at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. - Mahathir's visit to Thailand is the first for the statesman since he swept to a surprise victory in the country's national poll in May. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Mahathir Mohamad: ‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as "western" values.
Scott Morrison

Australia’s Scott Morrison rules out early vote amid by-election woe

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out any chance of an early general election despite his coalition government looking set to lose its majority.

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.
Gay Pride

Supreme Court legalises homosexuality, gay sex

India’s Supreme Court has legalised homosexuality and gay sex and decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, holding out promise of a new dawn in personal liberty and sexual orientation.

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Nigeria’s downstream sector records $56 billion revenue yearly

Nigeria’s downstream sector records a yearly income of 56 billion dollars, Mr Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, has said.
Arsene Wenger

David Seaman: Arsene Wenger would be ‘great’ as Chelsea boss

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
Beni Lar

Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Kailani Muhammad: Atiku Abubakar is desperate to be president

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Engr. Kailani Muhammad, has said that, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is desperate to be president of Nigeria.

Suspected herdsmen kill 16, injure two in Benue

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.