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Gabon bans gay sex

Gabon, a country in Central Africa, has made gay sex illegal. This move makes Gabon the 70th country in the world to criminalise consensual same-sex sexual relations. The central African country banned “sexual relations between people of the same sex” in a new penal code passed in July 2019, according to copies of the law online. The penalty for gay sex in Gabon is up to six months in prison and a fine of 5m CFA francs (£6,400). The founder of Ghana-based Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa, Davis Mac-Iyalla said he had spoken to two Gabonese men arrested under the new law who had to bribe police to be released.

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