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Mugabe says China aid doesn’t require Zimbabwe to ‘embrace homosexuality’

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe told a Chinese TV interviewer that he resents Western international aid because it always depends on conditions such as accepting homosexuality. The Telegraph reports that Mugabe praised Beijing for being “very constructive” in its assistance towards Zimbabwe, remarking that aid from Europe and America “always attach conditions” ...

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Zimbabwe president threatens to expel diplomats who promote gay rights

Friday, April 18, 2014
Robert Mugabe
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Friday threatened to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in the southern African country.

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Zimbabwe’s gay community wins a landmark court victory

Friday, February 28, 2014
GALZMartha Tholanah and members of GALZ legal team leaving the court on Wednesday after their victory.
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe’s LGBT community is celebrating a court victory in which authorities sought to shut down the country's main LGBT rights advocacy group.

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Gays hit the catwalk at drag queen contest in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, APA contestant takes part in the Miss Jacaranda pageant held on the outskirts of Harare on Oct. 19.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — And the winner is ... Ezmerald Kim Kardashian. That was the stage name for a young man who won the title of Miss Jacaranda at a drag queen pageant in Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe’s LGBT community in fear after Mugabe’s disputed re-election victory

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
APRobert Mugabe
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe’s LGBT community remains in fear following the re-election of President Robert Mugabe, who pledged during campaign rallies to impose tighter anti-gay legislation and called for gays to be jailed or beheaded.

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Zimbabwe president calls for the beheading of gays

Friday, July 26, 2013
Robert Mugabe
MUTARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe stepped up his campaign against LGBT Zimbabweans during an election rally of his Zanu PF party supporters in Mutare this week, calling for the beheading of gays.

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Zimbabwe president says gays, lesbians who do not conceive should be jailed

Sunday, July 7, 2013
Robert Mugabe
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Friday threatened to jail gays and lesbians for failing to conceive an offspring as he launched his party’s campaign for this month’s general election.

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Mugabe vows to strengthen penalties against gays: ‘They should rot in jail’

Monday, June 17, 2013
Robert Mugabe
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe on Sunday pledged to strengthen penalties against gays and lesbians if his Zanu PF party wins the upcoming elections.

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Zimbabwe: Minister urges eviction of people who support gays

Friday, May 18, 2012
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HARARA, Zimbabwe -- Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo has urged traditional chiefs to banish "people who support homosexuality" from their communities and take away their land.

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