23 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: DATE SET IN TRIAL OF MALAWI GAY COUPLE...

When 26-year-old Steven Monjeza and 20-year-old Tiwonge Chimbalanga celebrated an engagement ceremony in the African nation Malawi, it was symbolic of their love. But the legal ramifications that followed have been too severe, say critics of the way that the…

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22 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI GAY COUPLE FACE FULL TRIAL...

Steven Monjeza (L) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (R) face 14 years in jail A judge in Malawi says that two gay men arrested in December after getting engaged have a case to answer. A lawyer said the couple would now call…

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12 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
Tutu Speaks Out against Attacks on LGBT Rights in Africa...

Check out Archbishop Tutu’s  opinion piece in the Washington Post today speaking out against the attack on LGBT rights in Africa.  He particularly mentions the situation in Malawi, where we have been working with local activists and lawyers to respond…

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28 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI LAUNCHES HUNT FOR GAYS...

Blantyre – Police in Malawi said on Sunday they were hunting down key figures in the country’s gay community after discovering "pornographic films" at the office of a rights group.   "We are targeting some prominent personalities and our suspects…

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24 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON TUESDAY REFUSED TO HEAR THE CASE OF A...

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in late December and have been tried in a magistrate’s court in this conservative Southern African country where homosexuality is illegal. Their lawyer Mauya Msuku in January appealed to the Constitutional Court, arguing…

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19 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWIANS DEBATE LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE...

Rights campaigners say current laws against gays are a violation of human rightsIn late December, two gay men held an engagement ceremony – and were promptly arrested. The event prompted a public debate over the legalization of homosexuality.Sections 153 and…

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19 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
BOSTWANA: BONELA TO FIGHT GOV’T OVER ‘GAY’ RIGHTS...

The newly appointed Director at Botswana Network Of Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA), Uyapo Ndadi is set to fight it out with government in court over section 164 of the Penal Code, which criminalises same sex relationships. Section 164 of…

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16 Feb 2010 Nicole Fritz
SALC IN THE NEWS: DEFERRING AL-BASHIR TRIAL WILL NOT HELP SUDAN...

By The Business Day IN THE debate over the International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the respective sides — the justice purists and the peace pragmatists — give no ground. Recent developments at the ICC and…

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14 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: UNTIL PRISON US DO PART...

By The City Press   FOR some of us, our first recollection of Valentine’s Day is of some humiliating school-time ritual in which we had to watch our more fortunate peers receive the tokens sent to them by their admirers.…

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21 Jan 2010 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAW...

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND THE DISMISSAL OF CHARGES IN MALAWI SAME-SEX CASE We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our deep concern at the imprisonment and prosecution of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga…

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18 Nov 2009 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: NAMIBIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLICATED IN INVOLUNTARY STERILIZATIONS OF HIV-POS...

As far back as 2001, women living with HIV/AIDS were being sterilized in Namibian hospitals, without their autonomous consent. Shockingly, these women, whose cases the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS began documenting in 2008, continue to wait for redress.  …

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12 Nov 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN NEWS: NAMIBIA WOMEN FACE FORCED STERILIZATION...

Ten years ago, Susan* was admitted to a public hospital in Namibia for an emergency surgery. She was 20 years old and was unaware that she was pregnant. When she woke up from surgery, she was told by a nurse…

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