Mali, Africa

Mali is the seventh largest country in Africa. The country's economic structure centers around agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali's natural resources include gold, uranium, and salt. After a long period of one-party rule, a 1991 coup led to the writing of a new constitution and the establishment of Mali as a democratic, multi-party state. Mali is considered to be one of the poorest nations in the world. There are no laws against homosexuality. It is not mentioned as a criminal offence in the penal code. Gay sexual activity is technically legal. However in a case in 1999 two lesbians where punished under the guise of violating Public Morals. There exist 'Public Indecency in Sexual Offense' statutes. (Three months to two years in prison and a fine.)


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Gay Mali News & Reports

Not much information about gays in Mali but some related stories and reports appear on the Internet: Behind the Mask–Mali Gay and Lesbian Arabs website Gay and Lesbian Arab Society-Ahbab Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site: More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: Other articles of interest can be… Read more »

Time for Lesbians

They no longer hesitate to walk the streets, frequenting bars and other parts “hot” in the capital. And even kissing in public. Morals are they changing? It’s the least we can say. After the girls, fans of alcohol, here come the hour of lesbians. In the old days Malian women were ashamed to display their… Read more »