Topics :: Africa

To Pitch it or Not To Pitch: 4 Can't-Miss Glamping Experiences

By Daniel Scheffler | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Looking for an extreme vacation? We've picked four "glamping" getaways that can take you as far away as India or Africa while still traveling in style.

South Africa Ends Gay Blood Donation Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
South Africa has now changed their policy on blood donations, to allow all people, gay or straight, to donate blood if they have been monogamous.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Speak Out About HIV’s 30/30 Project

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
Singers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are putting their fame to good use, speaking out about the 30/30 Project, which aims to create worldwide healthcare facilities in communities impacted by HIV/AIDS.

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country.

Africa’s Anti-Gay Movement Spreads to Ethiopia

By Elias Meseret | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
Two groups in Ethiopia say they will hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital.

Guinea Reports Ebola Death Toll Rises to 78

By Boubacar Diallo and Krista Larson | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, an international aid group warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.

Uganda Holds ’Thanksgiving’ Event for Anti-Gay Law

Monday Mar 31, 2014
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has launched fresh condemnation of gays, saying they deserve punishment because homosexuality "is criminal and it is so cruel."

Ethiopian Lawmakers To Pass Anti-Gay Bill

Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Lawmakers in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country’s amnesty law.

Ugandan Gays Await President’s Final Decision

Friday Feb 21, 2014
A Uganda parliamentary spokeswoman says the president must still sign an anti-gay law, disputing rights activists who say the bill will automatically become law on Sunday.

Gambia President: Gays are ’Vermin’

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
The president of the West African country Gambia made headlines yesterday for calling gays "vermin" Tuesday, adding that his government would handle them the same way it fights mosquitos that cause malaria.