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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 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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Egypt security forces arrest 25 men for homosexuality in bath house raid

Monday, December 8, 2014
Egyptian security forces have raided a bath house and arrested 25 men suspected of homosexuality, dragging them naked out of the building in downtown Cairo. [...]

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Uganda lawmaker: Foreigners adopting kids ‘to train them on gay practices’

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Rebecca Kadaga
The Speaker of Uganda's Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, is warning clergy members that gay foreigners were adopting Ugandan children "to train them on gay practices." [...]

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Gambia official rebuffs Western criticism of country’s anti-gay law

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Bala Garba Jahumpa
DAKAR, Senegal -- The Gambian government has lashed out at Western donor nations that have criticized a new law that punishes some homosexual acts with life in prison. The European Union and the United States recently expressed dismay at the law and discrimination against gay people in the West African [...]

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State Department condemns Gambia’s new anti-gay law

Monday, November 24, 2014
DAKAR, Senegal -- The U.S. State Department has condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts. [...]

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Gambia leader approves harsh anti-gay law that includes lifetime prison sentences

Friday, November 21, 2014
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh
DAKAR, Senegal -- The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community. [...]

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Uganda’s new anti-gay bill could be debated in parliament before Christmas

Thursday, November 20, 2014
A Ugandan man is seen during the third Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride celebrations in Entebbe, Uganda, on Aug.  9, 2014.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan lawmakers have drafted a new anti-gay bill that could be introduced for debate in the country's parliament before Christmas, a parliamentarian said Thursday. The new bill is in "advanced stages" and will focus on punishing the promotion of homosexuality, said Ugandan lawmaker Latif Ssebaggala, a strong [...]

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Botswana LGBT rights group wins legal recognition in landmark case

Sunday, November 16, 2014
LEGABIBO supporters celebrate outside the Botswana high court on Friday.
GABORONE, Botswana -- A judge in Botswana on Friday overturned a government ban on a gay rights lobbying group, saying refusal to recognize the group was "under the mistaken belief that the applicants intended to engage in homosexual practices." [...]

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Cameroon frees seven accused of breaking anti-gay law

Thursday, October 9, 2014
YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been released but will remain under close observation. Donatus Sembe, a police official in Yaounde, the capital, said Thursday that four of them were released Wednesday for lack of [...]

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