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Senegal police arrest 4 over attacks to rid their neighborhood of gays

Monday, February 3, 2014
Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal — Police in a city outside Senegal's capital have arrested four young men accused of carrying out attacks in a bid to rid their neighborhood of gay people. [...]

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Senegal sentences gay men to 6 months in prison for having sex

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal -- A judge in Senegal sentenced two men to six months' jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges. [...]

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Senegal judge frees women accused of violating law banning homosexual acts

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal — A judge in Senegal says there is insufficient evidence to convict four women accused of violating the country's law banning homosexual acts. [...]

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Five women charged under Senegal’s anti-gay law

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Macky Sall
DAKAR, Senegal -- A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country's anti-gay law that imposes prison sentences of up to five years for homosexual acts. [...]

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Five women arrested under Senegal’s anti-gay law

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dakar, Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal -- Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country's anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply conservative West African nation, an activist group said Tuesday. [...]

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Gambia gays face discrimination in exile

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Jane Hahn, APAlhaji, 21, whose last name has been withheld for his safety, looks out over Dakar as he poses for a picture near the African Renaissance Monument, in Dakar, Senegal. Alhaji fled his home in neighboring Gambia last year after being beaten, tried, and persecuted for being gay.
Alhaji, a 21-year-old gay man, knew there was trouble when he heard that an uninvited guest was snapping photos in the middle of his poolside birthday party in Gambia's capital. That photographer turned out to be a member of Gambia's feared National Intelligence Agency, and accused Alhaji of throwing "a [...]

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Senegal Justice Minister: Law criminalizing homosexuality here to stay

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Sidiki Kaba
DAKAR, Senegal -- Senegal's new Justice Minister says the country’s law criminalizing homosexuality is here to remain, despite previously leading a campaign for LGBT rights. [...]

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Senegal president defends anti-gay law following clash with Obama

Friday, June 28, 2013
Macky Sall
DAKAR, Senegal -- Senegal President Macky Sall is defending his refusal to decriminalize homosexuality one day after publicly clashing with President Barack Obama on the issue at a joint press conference. [...]

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Obama clashes with African host over gay rights

Thursday, June 27, 2013
President Obama speaks with Senegalese President Macky Sall during a bilateral meeting at the Presidential Palace on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Dakar, Senegal.
DAKAR, Senegal -- President Barack Obama on Thursday praised the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage as a "victory for American democracy" but clashed with his African host over gay rights in a sign of how far the movement has to go internationally. [...]

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U.S. gay rights cases could trail Obama in upcoming trip to Africa

Friday, May 31, 2013
Obama-Africa-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. [...]

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