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Tanzania Foreign Minister advises Commonwealth to move slow on gay rights in Africa

Tanzania’s Foreign Minister has warned that efforts to impose equal rights for LGBTI people in Africa may fail if imposed from outside Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Mbembe has advised that the Commonwealth should only try to make progress on LGBTI rights in member countries slowly as trying to impose them from outside may fail. Mbembe… Read more »

HRW: Tanzanian Police Abuses Block HIV Progress

Efforts to fight the spread of HIV in Tanzania have been stymied by discrimination against high-risk groups, according to a report published Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. According to the new findings, widespread police abuse against sex workers, drug users, and men who have sex with men is a major hindrance in tackling the spread… Read more »

Tanzania: Campaign Against HIV/Aids – Zanzibar Turns On Lesbians and Gays

Although there is no open lesbians and gay community in Zanzibar, authorities and health officials are worried that homosexual acts are promoting the spread of HIV in the islands. Zanzibar outlawed homosexuality in 2004, and the law provides for jail terms of up to 25 years for men engaged in homosexual relationships and up to… Read more »

Honor Slain Tanzanian Activist, Maurice Mjomba With David Kato Award

The only similarities between Maurice Mjomba and David Kato are that they were both African and gay and died (for whatever reason) horribly. One was struck down with a fatal blow to the head and the other, suffered the most excruciating tortures and had his life squeezed out by strangulation. I was particularly impressed by… Read more »

Tanzania: Africa, Want Aid? Recognise Gay Rights!

opinion Many will agree with me that the one statement that drew the most ire from Tanzanians, as well as from the rest of Africa, as the year came to a close, was David Cameron’s call to African countries to recognise gay rights as a prerequisite to receiving aid from the UK. He said this… Read more »