Topics :: Zimbabwe
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By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Aug 16, 2012
Police in the failed Southern African nation arrested 44 gay rights supporters after they raided a LGBT advocacy group. Authorities deny that the raid was caused by anti-gay motives but because members of the organization needed to be "screened."
By Steve Weinstein | Wednesday Apr 13, 2011
The apparently tone-deaf head of Internet hosting company GoDaddy.com accomplished a hat trick, outraging animal-rights, human-rights and gay-rights activists by killing an elephant in the African rouge state of Zimbabwe.
Monday Aug 16, 2010
One of the world’s largest diamond trading networks says it will expel members who knowingly trade Zimbabwean stones tainted by allegations of killings and human rights abuses.
Friday Jul 16, 2010
A new agreement allowing Zimbabwe to sell its controversial diamonds is drawing words of caution from rights groups who have documented violations and killings in the country’s diamond mines.
Tuesday Jul 13, 2010
Zimbabwe’s president says his nation will sell its massive stores of diamonds despite not receiving authorization from the world’s diamond control body.
By Angus Shaw | Friday May 28, 2010
A Zimbabwe court Thursday freed two employees of a gay organization after six days in jail on allegations of possessing indecent material and displaying a placard seen as insulting to President Robert Mugabe, an outspoken critic of homosexuality.
By Chengetai Zvauya | Tuesday May 25, 2010
Police have arrested two members of a gay organization after they posted a letter in their office from former San Francisco Mayor Willie Lewis Brown criticizing the Zimbabwean president’s opposition to homosexuality, their lawyer said Monday.
Monday May 24, 2010
A defense attorney says police in Zimbabwe have arrested two members of a local gay organization.
By Angus Shaw | Wednesday Apr 7, 2010
Gay Zimbabweans face widespread harassment and some have even been raped by those intending to convert their sexuality, the U.S. State Department said in a discussion of its annual human rights report in Zimbabwe.
Friday Mar 26, 2010
Zimbabwe’s president says gay rights will not be protected in a constitution being drawn up under a power-sharing deal.
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