Today, Zimbabwe is ruled by President Robert Mugabe who has been accused by rights groups such as Amnesty International of violations of human rights. Zimbabwe is currently experiencing a hard currency shortage, which has led to hyperinflation and chronic shortages in imported fuel and consumer goods. President Mugabe's critics blame his program of land reform. Laws passed in 2006 make any actions perceived as homosexual a criminal offense. The Zimbabwean government has made it a criminal offense for two people of the same sex to hold hands, hug, or kiss. The "sexual deviancy" law is one of 15 additions to Zimbabwe's criminal code quietly passed in Parliament.
News & Reports:
- Gay Zimbabwe News & Reports 1998-2007, 2009/Jan/01