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Gambia’s president threatens to slit the throats of gay men

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Yahya Jammeh
Jammeh is one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders and has previously threatened to behead sexual minorities found in his country. [...]

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Kenya’s deputy president: No place for gays here

Monday, May 4, 2015
William Ruto
William Ruto: "There's no room for homosexuality in this country. That one I can assure you." [...]

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Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group

Monday, April 27, 2015
Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
The Kenyan constitution recognizes and protects the rights of minorities, the three judges of the High Court said in their ruling. The Non-Governmental Organization Co-ordination Board had refused to register the rights group on religious and moral grounds. [...]

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French court allows marriage between French, Moroccan same-sex couple

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
France
France’s highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom’s refusal to recognize marriages between two men. [...]

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Egypt reduces sentences of 8 men convicted for taking part in alleged gay wedding

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Eight Egyptian men are convicted for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat leave the defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Saturday's verdict that sentenced each of them to three years in prison is the latest in a crackdown by authorities against gays.
An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the conviction of eight men for "inciting debauchery" for appearing in an alleged same-sex wedding video, but reduced their sentences from three to one year in prison. [...]

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U.S. drops Gambia from trade agreement in response to anti-LGBT crackdown

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Yahya Jammeh
The decision to drop Gambia from special trade status under the African Growth and Opportunity Act of 2000 came amid news that three Gambian men had been arrested and accused of homosexuality. [...]

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Egyptian court opens trial of 26 men on charges of suspected homosexuality

Monday, December 22, 2014
Court of Justice in Cairo.
The handcuffed defendants, many of them crying, arrived in court with their heads bowed as police pushed them inside a metal cage. [...]

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Ugandans won’t be celebrating Christmas with new anti-gay law

Saturday, December 20, 2014
LGBT rights activists protest Uganda's anti-gay law in London in January after lawmakers passed the measure without a quorum.
Uganda’s parliament adjourned without passing a new anti-LGBT law that one lawmaker said he wanted Ugandans to be able to “celebrate” as "a Christmas gift" to the nation. [...]

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Egypt’s gay community goes deeper underground, fearing crackdown

Friday, December 19, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, an Egyptian lesbian poses for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s gay community is going deeper underground in fear after police arrest dozens of men at a Cairo bathhouse in a raid that was then featured on a lurid TV tabloid program stirring up public panic over “debauchery.”
Gays in Egypt are taking precautionary measures by avoiding public places where they used to gather and by staying away from Internet and dating applications, fearing police traps. [...]

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Egypt refers to trial 26 ‘suspected’ gay men arrested in bath house raid

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cairo, Egypt
The official from the prosecutors' office said the trial will begin Sunday, only two weeks after the men were arrested in a much publicized raid on a Cairo bathhouse. [...]

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