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Tanzanian minister: People interested in homosexuality should go live in “countries that entertain such businesses”

Tanzania’s government has since the beginning of John Magufuli’s presidency embarked on series of homophobic statements. Various ministers in government continue to reiterate the statements of President Magufuli who says homosexuality isn’t in the culture of Africans, and people working for organisations supporting the rights of gay people could be arrested.

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Uganda: Kasha Nabagesera the champion for LGBTI rights

This year on International Women’s Day we profile Kasha Nabagesera who has walked the rough path many would have surrendered, fighting for justice for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community in Uganda. Nabagesera has been bold for change as the theme for #IWD 2017 calls on everyone, to help forge a better working world – a more inclusive world #BeBoldForChange.

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Stop Playing the Music of Hate

The Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) conducted a survey to explore and collect information about current life experiences of LGBT [Lesbians Gay Bisexuals Transgender] Nigerians. The report titled Not Dancing to their Music details the discrimination, harassment and abuse experienced by respondents and makes recommendations of changes needed in the country to ensure security, justice and equality for all.

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Tanzanian government suspends HIV programs for gay community

The Tanzanian government has suspended U.S. funded AIDS programs for the gay community in what is seen as a crackdown on homosexuals in Tanzania. The suspension was followed by the closure of all 40 health centres which provided AIDS-related services to homosexuals. In most African countries there have been sharp divisions over homosexuality and authorities have consistently escalated their campaigns against homosexuality.