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Anal Examinations To Be Forced on Gay Men in Tanzania

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As the crackdown on LGBT+ people continues in Tanzania, new reports indicate that up to ten men have been subjected to forceful anal exams to determine their sexuality. Meanwhile, Tanzania’s Interior Minister has maintained that the safety of Tanzanian’s LGBT+ community has not been threatened.



Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that ten men suspected of being gay had been arrested in Zanzibar, and are currently undergoing invasive physical examinations as a means of “proving” their sexuality.

Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa spoke to the newspaper about the organisation’s concerns for those arrested in Tanzania’s anti-gay crackdown:

“We now fear these men may be subjected to forced anal examination, the government’s method of choice for ‘proving’ same-sex sexual activity among men.”

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LGBT+ people continue to be persecuted in Tanzania after Paul Makonda, a Tanzanian Governor, called for people to report their LGBT+ relatives to authorities. Makonda later clarified that those arrested on suspicion of being LGBT+ would be forced to undergo conversion therapy.

Since Makonda’s appeal, over 10,000 people have been reported to the police, and Makonda took to Twitter to claim that up to 100 people have been taken into custody.

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Despite these reports, Alphaxard Kangi Ndege Lugola, the country’s Interior Minister has maintained that Tanzania remains a safe country for LGBT+ people. Speaking to newspaper Habari Leo, Lugola said:

“Tanzania is safe and no one can say it is unsafe without having the same criteria – if anybody is threatened for his life then he should go to the police and I have not received any information from the police explaining the vulnerability of the people.”

British colonial era laws criminalise homosexuality so LGBT+ people are forced to hide their identities. Men who have sex with other men may face life sentences in prison. 12 men were arrested in Dar Es Salaam last year after they were accused of engaging in gay sex and “promoting homosexuality”.

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

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Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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Nigerian Govt Seeks U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Power Sector Again.

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Apart from the accumulation of 2.74 trillion Naira the Nigerian government under the watch of President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Umar Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan have differently spent on the development of the Power sector, Federal government have commenced discussion with the World Bank with the hope of taking a $1 billion loan.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure at the press briefing marking the end of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in Washington DC, USA, yesterday.

Meanwhile, The Federal Government have allegedly spent another 900 billion Naira within the last four years through the ministry of Power and Steel, under the watch of Babatunde Fashola.

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