Richard Ammon. Compiled by Richard Ammon GlobalGayz. Introduction Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in the Republic of the Congo, also called Congo Brazzaville. Not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo These acts never have been criminalized but there is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.
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The East African country of Tanzania has been cracking down on expressions of homosexuality recently. The home affairs minister has threatened to shut down NGOs promoting gay rights, while even the president has weighed in, stating somewhat bizarrely that "even cows disapprove" of same-sex relations. This attitude is indicative of widespread social norms, and indeed laws, across much of the continent. Here's a map and details of where it's illegal to be gay in Africa. Sexually-active gay people can have security measures imposed on them, including probation or internment in a workhouse or farming colony for up to three years.
LGBT rights in Ghana
Olakunle Oginni does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Many Africans who are not gay or bisexual — sexually attracted only to people of the same sex or of both sexes — claim that being gay or bisexual is not acceptable for religious and cultural reasons. Laws in numerous African countries — as is the case in Nigeria — also reflect this by criminalising same-sex sexual activities and same-sex marriage.
In , a former student of Aggrey Memorial A. E Zion S. S recalled his experience during his time as a student in the school on Twitter were he stated how he was treated badly by fellow students who were sexually attracted to him but due to homophobia and toxic masculinity treated him in all sorts of bad manners. Despite the Constitution guaranteeing a right to freedom of speech, expression and assembly to Ghanaian citizens, these fundamental rights are actively denied to LGBT people.