‘Married men’ database suggested to stop cheating

‘Married men’ database suggested to stop cheating 1

On Aug 14, 2019 35,466 By Munira Hussein In Tanzania, the governor of Dar es Salaam has suggested the creation of a database of married men for single women to check as a way of stopping philandering. “Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters – as a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Paul Makonda said at a press conference on Monday. He said the idea came to him after meeting many women who…

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Tafi Mhaka: Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting ‘African values’?

Tafi Mhaka: Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting ‘African values’? 2

By Tafi Mhaka On October 29, governor of Tanzania’s largest city Dar-es-Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced that he formed an anti-gay unit to hunt down “suspected” homosexuals. Makonda is an ardent Christian and close ally of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, a traditionalist who believes “even cows disapprove of” homosexuality. An asylum seeker from Uganda poses as he marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in Boston, Massachusetts June 8, 2013 [File: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters] The Tanzanian government distanced itself from Makonda’s latest anti-gay witch-hunt a full five days after it made headlines in local media,…

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Tanzania police arrest 10 over ‘gay wedding’ in Zanzibar

Tanzania police arrest 10 over ‘gay wedding’ in Zanzibar 3

Ten men have been arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. Stigma against same-sex relationships is widespread in Tanzania The arrests were made on Saturday night at a beach resort, a senior police officer told the BBC. In recent years there have been a number of measures that appear to have targeted homosexuals in Tanzania. But this week the Tanzanian government distanced itself from anti-gay rhetoric from a prominent politician. Related Articles No charges have yet been brought against the men, all Tanzanian,…

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