Circumnavigate – 429 roundup of Africa

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Don’t have time to search out the news? We do. Let us help you circumnavigate LGBTA discourse from all over Africa.

Two men in Zambia are being charged with sodomy after being jailed, tortured, and subjected to scientifically unsound anal probes intended to “prove” their guilt or innocence. Phillip Mubiana and James Mwape, who are both 21, could be sentenced to up to fourteen years in jail if convicted at their trial, scheduled for March 13. Amnesty International is demanding their unconditional release. More>>

After being found guilty of having had gay sex, four men in northern Nigeria, all between the ages of twenty and twenty-two, were whipped in an Islamic court, where such convictions can result in a sentence of death by stoning. They may also face additional jail time if their fine of 20,000 naira (about $120 USD) is not paid by them or someone on their behalf. More>>

Rather than punish Uganda as a whole by cutting aid, LGBT rights activists are calling on the international community to help them. They’ve come up with a list of fifteen things allies around the world can do, and say that if every person that reads the list does even one of them, it could make a real difference: “You have a voice, please use it.” More>>

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