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Francophone countries in West-Central Africa ‘left behind’ by the AIDS revolution

In Montpellier, France, from April 27 to 30, scientists and doctors are meeting at the International francophone conference on HIV and Hepatitis (AFRAVIH).  Doctors Without Borders – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) the Nobel Prize winning international humanitarian medical organization is there and speaking out.  MSF has issued a statement about the lack of progress in … Continue reading

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Congo: LGBT activists arrested, beaten, released (update)

[This article in French: Congo: 2 militants LGBT arrêtés, battus, libérés] Earlier this month, police in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrested two members of the non-governmental organization Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, which works for sexual health and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Bukavu, DRC. In following up on the … Continue reading

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Congo report: LGBT activists arrested, tortured

Update: See updated article “Congo: LGBT activists arrested, beaten, released” (May 22, 2013)   May 14, 2013 — Human rights groups are seeking to verify reports that gay-rights activists in the troubled region of eastern Congo were arrested and tortured earlier this month.  The following account comes from the non-governmental organization Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, which … Continue reading