Africa

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.