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  • 16th October 2011

    Andrew Mitchell: UK will withhold aid from African countries with poor gay rights 48

    Andrew Mitchell said the move won't harm the poorest in Africa

    11:06 AM — Andrew Mitchell, the International development secretary has confirmed that the British government will withhold aid from countries with homophobic countries but denied that it will harm the most poor in those countries.

  • 14th October 2011

    North Wales police to display rainbow flag in stations 41

    Rainbow flag stickers will be displayed in North Wales police stations (Photo: Kevin Wong)

    4:43 PM — North Wales police are to display rainbow flag stickers in stations to encourage gay people to report homophobic crime. Diversity leaders at the force believe the stickers will reassure gay people that they will be treated sensitively and respectfully.

  • 12th October 2011

    Ghana gay rights leader urges UK government not to cut aid 51

    Gay rights leaders in Ghana say cutting aid will not help them

    1:29 PM — The leader of Ghana's only gay rights group has urged the government not to cut aid to homophobic countries. Mac-Darling Cobbinah said the move would only cause "pain" to the struggling country and could backfire.

  • 10th October 2011

    Government to cut aid to anti-gay countries 156

    Aid will be cut to countries which persecute gay people

    10:28 AM — The government will cut aid to poor countries which persecute gay people, international development secretary Andrew Mitchell has warned. Aid 'fines' may be imposed on countries such as Uganda and Ghana for hardline anti-gay laws, it was reported.

  • 12th November 2010

    Elton John concert paid for by EU development funds 5

    Elton John played in Naples last September

    5:15 PM — The European Union is investigating why its development funds were used to pay for an Elton John concert in Italy last year. John performed for thousands of people at the Piedigrotta festival in Naples in September 2009.

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