Africa

  • Activists Want Gay Rights On Africa Summit Agenda

    Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

  • Africa's Anti-Gay Movement Spreads to Ethiopia

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    Two groups in Ethiopia say they will hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital.

  • Anti-Gay Gambia Dictator Loses Re-election

    The Gambia is over for Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh, President of Gambia – who once promised to “slit the throats” of all homosexuals – lost his bid for re-election.

  • Data Shows PEPFAR Plan Making An Impact In Africa

    The fight to eradicate AIDS is working in three African countries.

  • Florida May Hold the Key to HIV-Funding for Africa

    Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) includes cuts of $1.08 billion in global AIDS funding. On June 6, Hilary McQuie of HealthGAP spoke at the World AIDS Museum about those cuts. She spoke about how they would affect HIV in African countries.

  • Gay Rights Activist Arrested in Cameroon

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) Activists say the vice president of a Cameroonian gay rights organization was arrested after his name was included on a list of presumed homosexuals given to police.

  • Malawi Will Not Arrest, Prosecute Gays Despite Anti-Gay Laws

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Malawian government has reaffirmed its decision to halt the arrest and prosecution of gay citizens while lawmakers review existing anti-gay laws.

  • Mandela a Hero to Gays, Yet Bias Rampant in Africa

    AP National Writer (AP) -- Africa's gays are looking for their own Nelson Mandela -- someone who will rescue them from violence and a raft of laws that criminalize gay sex.

  • Pets: From Africa to You

    Meet Garfield (ID 596307), a cat with an amazing story! Originally from Africa where his previous owners lived, this fellow is toilet trained, will come to his name when called, takes baths, and he does not jump up on your furniture. Despite his strict training, he is quite playful and adventurous, and he even gets along with dogs. Can Garfield be your new BFF?

  • Pope: There are Bigger Issues Than Condoms and HIV

    Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation and the lack of safe drinking water.

  • President of Ghana: Legalisation of Homosexuality ‘Bound to Happen’

    In certain terms, Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo said that while same-sex marriage is not on the country’s agenda as of yet, the issue is sure to be addressed in the near future.

  • Quiet Diplomacy Faulted for Africa's Anti-Gay Laws

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met in his office with a team of U.S.-based rights activists concerned about legislation that would impose life sentences for some homosexual acts. South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined them by phone, pointing out similarities between Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and racist laws enforced under South Africa's former apartheid government.

  • Science Clears ‘Patient Zero’ From Fathering AIDS Epidemic

    In a narrative changing announcement Wednesday, researchers exonerated Gaétan Dugas, a.k.a. Patient Zero, from starting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  • Trump Administration Considers Ending Pro-Gay Efforts in Africa

    Donald Trump’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney suggested at a religious freedom conference that punishing African nations who criminalize homosexuality is “religious persecution” and should be stopped.  

  • UN AIDS Report Shows Global Plan Working In Africa

    A new report from the United Nations is declaring a dramatic reduction in HIV/AIDS cases among children in Africa.

  • West’s Efforts to Shield Gays Fail in Africa

    DAKAR – Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met in his office with a team of U.S.-based rights activists concerned about legislation that would impose life sentences for some homosexual acts. Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined them by phone, pointing out similarities between Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and racist laws under South Africa’s former apartheid government.

  • Zulu Pop Princess Toya Delazy Takes on Africa's Anti-Gay Laws

    Following on from her highly acclaimed debut album "Due Drop," Toya Delazy is back from traveling the world to bring us the much anticipated second album "Ascension." After gaining recognition both sides of the Atlantic, this Zulu royal is pushing boundaries which shows in the album's first single and music video, "Forbidden Fruit," a controversial and daring release in the context of the recent anti-gay laws wave in Africa.