Tag: africa

Amnesty: Homophobia reaching ‘dangerous levels’ in Africa

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has published a new report titled “Making Love a Crime: Criminalisation of same-sex conduct in sub-Saharan Africa.” Governments are increasingly criminalising same-sex relationships by seeking to impose new laws and draconian penalties, it warns. The report states the situation is reaching “dangerous levels” in some parts of the continent. Amnesty… Read more »

Gay rights cases could trail Obama in Africa; high court’s rulings appear likely during trip

Washington — President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the African continent. Obama is scheduled to be in Africa in late June and early July — the same period in… Read more »