Monday, 1 February 2016

Africa: Anti-Empire

Homosexuality is illegal in 34 of Africa's 56 states. In Mauritania and parts of Nigeria it’s a crime punishable by death and in states such as Gambia, Sierra Leone and Tanzania it could mean up to life imprisonment. Only a handful of states have in place anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people. Same-sex marriage, legal only in South Africa, has been constitutionally banned by eight states. 

For the most part, the criminalisation of homosexuality in Africa is a direct result of colonialism, with much of the anti-homosexual legislation introduced by European states still in place...

The Independent.

The British empire dissolved generations ago, it can't really be blamed for what's happening in Africa now.

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