Topic: Steven Monjeza
Malawi's moratorium has attracted a lot of attention in Africa, where two-thirds of countries criminalize homosexuality.
Repealing a colonial-era ban on homosexuality may please foreign donors, intent on protecting democratic rights of minorities. But it causes a stir among churches and conservative Malawians.
A Malawi court today sentenced a gay couple to 14 years in jail for practicing homosexuality. The case has brought criticism from the US and Europe, which provide more than 40 percent of Malawi's government budget.
Two openly gay Malawian men were convicted today of 'gross indecency' and 'unnatural acts' under a British-colonial era law. They could face 14 years in jail.