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1 May 2020
Despite repressive laws against homosexuality, gender reassignment surgery remains legal in Iran. But Iranians who seek sex change operations are faced with a harsh approval process and a high risk of botched surgeries.
5 Dec 2019
With Zambia imprisoning two men to 15 years for gay sex and Uganda detaining LGBQ+ activists, an African continent is a difficult place for homosexuals. Why is that?
29 Nov 2019
47 Nigerian men appeared in court on Wednesday on homosexuality charges after they were arrested by police in a hotel raid. Nigeria outlawed homosexuality in 2014, and while no one has yet been convicted of it, activists say the law has been used by police to extort bribes from people in exchange for not pursuing charges.
18 Nov 2019
In a country where homosexuality is illegal, some Cameroonian sports stars are fighting against the openly homophobic views among sports officials.
5 Mar 2019
Although homosexuality is no longer classified as an illness in Germany, some therapists still try to "cure" gays and lesbians. LGBT activists have fought for a ban on such therapies, and have met with success.
18 Feb 2019
Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious "vices against nature" provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships.

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Ghislaine Maxwell, the UK socialite accused of grooming young girls for Jeffrey Epstein, has appeared in a New York court. Prosecutors say she gained the girls' trust by taking them to movies and sending them gifts.
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Every morning in the Rwandan capital Kigali, long queues appear outside milk bars, where people come to socialise and unwind over large pints of ikivuguto, a fermented milk mixed with honey. Milk drinking became engrained in the country's culture as the result of a government policy initiated after the 1994 genocide to revive the economy and fight malnutrition. In 2006, the government set up the Girinka programme, in a bid to ensure that even the poorest families were able to afford a cow.