Mapping anti-gay regulations in Africa

  • Mapping anti-gay regulations in Africa
  • Mapping anti-gay regulations in Africa

    Legal civil liberties are reducing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender as well as intersex (LGBTI) people across the African continent.

    It's already unlawful to be gay in Uganda. If you're found to have had a same-sex connection, you can anticipate to spend 7 years in prison. Yet Uganda's anti-gay laws have ended up being also harsher.

    In December 2013, the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Costs was gone by Uganda's Parliament. It has actually extended sentences for consensual homosexual sex, and also prolonged penalties to those 'promoting' homosexuality.

    Nigeria currently forbids same-sex partnerships. Yet the conditions of imprisonment have actually come to be bigger, and also the punishment much harsher, when Nigeria's Head of state passed modifications to existing legislations in January 2014.

    Mozambique recently removed the Portuguese colonial-era laws that criminalised homosexual behavoir, removing a provision that disallowed 'vices versus nature'.

    But that's only the first step in a lengthy fight for full equality in the country. The organisation that successfully lobbied the authorities tomake the modification, Lambda, is still not formally acknowledged as an NGO.

    Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Cream Color Shore, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome as well as Principe, Seychelles, South Africa.

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