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Zimbabwe Man Scot-Free After Stabbing Alleged Gay Man

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
22-year-old Bongani Phiri was acquitted by a Bulawayo court this week over the stabbing of his acquaintance on Oct. 26, 2013, by claiming that the man was "behaving like a gay."

Zimbabwe’s President Backs Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Media in Zimbabwe is reporting Monday that the country’s president has shared his thoughts about Uganda’s controversial anti-gay bill over the weekend, saying he backs the measure.

Zimbabwe: Gays Hit Catwalk at Drag Queen Contest

By Gillian Gotora | Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
Zimbabwe’s LGBT community held its Miss Jacaranda at a drag queen pageant despite the African country’s vehemently anti-gay views and laws.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe, 89, Sworn in for 5 More Years

Thursday Aug 22, 2013
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, 89, was sworn in Thursday for another five-year term after disputed elections in which the opposition alleged widespread vote-rigging.

Zimbabwe President Threatens to Behead Gay Citizens

By Michael Cox | Monday Jul 29, 2013
President Robert Mugabe vowed to continue to criminalize homosexuality, calling homosexuals "worse than pigs, goats and birds" and threatening to behead them.

Prisoner in African Jail Sues to Get HIV Meds

By Gillian Gotora | Saturday Sep 8, 2012
An AIDS activist’s lawyers are taking a groundbreaking test case to Zimbabwe’s highest court to force police & prison authorities ensure HIV sufferers get their medications.

44 Zimbabwe Gay Activists Arrested in Police Raid

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."

Zimbabwe’s President Dismisses Gay Rights

By Gillian Gotora | Friday May 25, 2012
Zimbabwe’s president said Thursday that homosexuality doesn’t belong in Zimbabwe and it violates women’s rights by denying the union of men and women needed to bear children.

Zimbabwe Denies Claims of State Sponsored Violence

By Angus Shaw | Monday May 21, 2012
Zimbabwe’s justice minister rejected allegations that the country has state sponsored violence and he vowed not to recognize gay rights after meeting with the U.N. human rights chief on Monday.

Outrage Over GoDaddy CEO’s Zimbabwe Elephant Kill

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.