Kenya

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Homosexual activity is illegal in Kenya with those convicted facing up to 14 years in prison.

Lesotho

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Same-sex sexual activity is illegal for men in the Kingdom of Lesotho as a common law offence. Being a lesbian is legal.

Malawi

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Male and female homosexual acts are both illegal in Malawi with those convicted facing up to 14 years in prison. Malawi briefly suspended its anti-gay laws last year but after heavy pressure from the church and conservative groups, the laws were reenacted. 

Namibia

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Anal sex is illegal in Namibia but the law is rarely enforced. In 2005 the Deputy Minister Minister of Home Affairs described homosexuals as have “betrayed Namibia’s fight for freedom” and being to blame for the AIDS pandemic in the country.

Nigeria

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Nigeria is split between a conservative Muslim north and a conservative Christian south. In both parts of the country gay relations are illegal. In areas where Sharia Law are in affect a person convicted of homosexuality can face the death penalty while in areas where Sharia is not in affect people can face up to 14 years in prison. A Pew Global Attitudes Project in 2007 found that 97% of the country’s population view homosexuality as unacceptable. In June, a report was released stating that 92% of the population polled believed that same-sex marriage should be criminalised.

Sierra Leone

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Male same-sex sexual activity is illegal but the laws are rarely enforced. Being a lesbian is not illegal.

Swaziland

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Male homosexual activity is illegal in Swaziland. Being a lesbian is not illegal.

Tanzania

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Male homosexual activity is illegal throughout the entire country. Being a lesbian is not illegal apart from in Zanzibar.

 Zambia

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Same sex sexual activity is illegal in Zambia with those convicted facing up to 14 years in prison. The government has in place a department to combat homosexuality and protect the population from “abnormal sexual acts”

Kiribati

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Anal sex is punishable with up to 14 years imprisonment in the country. It is covered under the same law that prevents people from having sex with animals.