Tag Archives: Senegal

Senegal politician seeks explicit law against homosexuality

By Jean Marc Yao Senegalese member of parliament Mberry Sylla  submitted a bill on May 8 that would specifically criminalize homosexuality in Senegal. Under existing Senegalese law, committing “an improper or unnatural act with a person of the same sex” … Continue reading

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Tally of LGBTI rights, wrongs in 29 sub-Saharan countries

Several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made progress in recognizing the human rights of LGBTI people, but much work remains to be done in the region’s 29 countries that still have laws against same-sex intimacy. LGBTI rights in those African … Continue reading

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Senegal students attack allegedly gay man

Mamba Online reports: Students at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, have gone on a homophobic rampage, threatening to kill a man they accused of being gay. According to reports and video footage, the student was accused of … Continue reading

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Africa’s most and least homophobic countries

Most tolerant countries The Afrobarometer network, which conducts public opinion surveys in Africa, recently listed the continent’s most and least homophobic countries. In these four African countries, the majority of residents say they would welcome or would not be bothered … Continue reading

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New blog targets French-speaking nations’ anti-LGBTI laws

This week marks the first official week of publication of the French-language affiliate of the “Erasing 76 Crimes” this blog. “76 Crimes en français,” which has been published in beta version for months, provides coverage in French of an under-served … Continue reading

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Senegal: No ‘anti-homosexuality’ law? Jail for 7 for gay sex

Seven men have been sentenced to six months in prison in Senegal after being convicted of homosexual activity in a private apartment. In discussions with the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013, the Senegal delegation claimed that no one is … Continue reading

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Senegal’s anti-gay law sends journalist back to prison

Senegalese journalist Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye  was ordered on July 31 to return to prison to serve a six-month sentence for homosexual acts. The conviction stemmed from an incident in June that involved a group of  youths, including Kéba Nar Sy, … Continue reading

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