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Resistance in Côte d’Ivoire to funding of programmes for men who have sex with men

20 Jan 2014
A portion of some $92.8 million in Global Fund grants is being designated for targeted programming for key populations

Côte d’Ivoire is known throughout West Africa as the most tolerant country, where gay, lesbian and transgender people from all backgrounds do not have to fear the same kind of systematic violence or opprobrium that plagues them elsewhere in the region.

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Global Fund and UNAIDS urge Nigeria to reconsider new anti-gay law

20 Jan 2014
The law restricts gay and lesbian people from associating in public and imposes jail time of up to 14 years for same-sex unions

The law passed the Nigerian national assembly in May 2013 but President Goodluck Jonathan resisted signing it until early January, doing so with little fanfare as he knew the likely firestorm it would provoke among Nigeria’s development partners.

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