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Ghana: Alleged teen lesbian defiled by two men as punishment

– – A 15-year-old suspected lesbian has been defiled by two men in the Eastern part of Ghana. The suspects committed the crime in the town of Yilo Krobo after accusing the victim and her friend of practicing lesbianism. A state prosecutor Owusu Ababio told a circuit court in Koforidua that, the accused persons live in the same house with the victim and her female friend. Out of suspicion, the accused persons confronted the victim and her friend with allegation that they were practicing lesbianism. Prosecutors say one night, the accused…

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Anglican Archbishops oppose Ghana’s anti–LGBTQ+ bill

– – Several church leaders particularly those in the UK have strongly criticised Ghanaian bishops over their support for a draconian anti-LGBTQ+ law. These include Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the global Anglican Church, Stephen Cottrell, the archbishop of York, and other Church of England bishops have in numerous tweets. In an earlier statement, the archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana, Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith backed the anti-gay bill, saying that the practice is unbiblical, ungodly and unrighteousness in the sight of God. But in a tweet Archbishop Welby…

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Ghana’s MPs threaten to retaliate visa denial over anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – Some Ghanaian lawmakers are livid about their alleged visa denial by some embassies in the country over an anti-LGBTQI bill which seeks to curtain gay rights. The bill which is being sponsored by some MPs with support of some religious bodies seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. The country’s Minority lawmakers have confirmed that the move has not gone down well with some members of the Western diplomatic community, leading to visa denial of some MPs. Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak told journalists that Parliament is…

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