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Africa’s Anti-Gay Movement Spreads to Ethiopia

By Elias Meseret | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
Two groups in Ethiopia say they will hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital.

Guinea Reports Ebola Death Toll Rises to 78

By Boubacar Diallo and Krista Larson | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, an international aid group warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.

Uganda Holds ’Thanksgiving’ Event for Anti-Gay Law

Monday Mar 31, 2014
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has launched fresh condemnation of gays, saying they deserve punishment because homosexuality "is criminal and it is so cruel."

Ethiopian Lawmakers To Pass Anti-Gay Bill

Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Lawmakers in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country’s amnesty law.

Ugandan Gays Await President’s Final Decision

Friday Feb 21, 2014
A Uganda parliamentary spokeswoman says the president must still sign an anti-gay law, disputing rights activists who say the bill will automatically become law on Sunday.

Gambia President: Gays are ’Vermin’

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
The president of the West African country Gambia made headlines yesterday for calling gays "vermin" Tuesday, adding that his government would handle them the same way it fights mosquitos that cause malaria.

Ivory Coast: Mob Attacks Gay Rights Group Office

By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Monday Jan 27, 2014
An angry mob "ransacked" the headquarters of Ivory Coast’s most prominent gay rights organization, an official said Monday, following days of anti-gay protests in a country generally seen as moderate on the issue.

Kidogo Cases Lift Tanzanian Women From Poverty

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Two sisters have started a cell phone company that protects your phone, while at the same time buying a phone for a woman in Tanzania.

Uganda Passes Tough New Law Against Homosexuality

By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Dec 20, 2013
Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.

Mandela a Hero to Gays, Yet Bias Rampant in Africa

By David Crary | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
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.