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afrol News - The Kinshasa parliament is in the process of discussing legislation that will prohibit homosexuality, or "unnatural sexual practices." But the debate climate in Congo is much calmer than in neighbouring Uganda.
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Congo Kinshasa
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afrol News - A Ugandan tabloid has published photos of 100 allegedly homosexual men, including their addresses and workplaces, calling for their hanging. The weekly was sold freely around the country.
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Uganda
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» Algerian gays lit candles for recognition
» Malawi gays released after pardon
» SA church urges freeing of Malawi gay couple
» Malawi gay couple gets maximum sentence
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afrol News - In colonial times, Senegal's metropolis Dakar was famous for its open and tolerated homosexual prostitution market, and as late as in the 1970s, as many as 17 percent of Senegalese men admitted having had homosexual experiences. Now, Dakar is West Africa's centre of gay oppression.
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Senegal
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Somalia
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Soul mates: The price of being gay in Somalia

afrol News - Afdhere Jama talks to a Somali gay couple that has staid together since their childhood in Mogadishu in the 1980s. Abdulle and Sakariye escaped the marriages arranged by their parents and sought freedom in the "liberal" town of Shalaamboot. But "freedom" came at a higher price than the young couple expected.
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Algeria
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Holy hatred: Homosexuality in Muslim countries

afrol News - Anissa Helie, with Algerian and French background, analyses the rights situation of gays and lesbians in the Muslim world in this article previously published in the New Internationalist.
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