Homophobia Sweeping Africa Like a Disease, Says Rights Group
December 20, 2010
The African Union must end its silence concerning homophobia on the continent and take urgent measures to stop this "growing and insidious contagion," the group AIDS-Free World says.
Uganda has recently considered laws that would impose harsh penalties for homosexual acts, with one measure calling for the death penalty in some cases. A gay couple in Malawi was prosecuted after their relationship became public. Other such incidents have occurred in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and recently, Ghana, said Donovan.
Voice of America News
12.16.2010; Joe DeCapua
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