Angola

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    Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north.

    Capital: Luanda
    President: José Eduardo dos Santos
    Currency: Angolan kwanza
    Population: 21.47 million (2013)
    Official language: Portuguese
    Government: Unitary state, Presidential system, Republic

    LAWS

    Articles 70 and 71 of the national penal code are a vaguely worded prohibition against public immorality, which may be used against homosexuality and cross-dressing.

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Angola face legal issues and social attitudes not experienced by non-LGBT citizens. Homosexuality between consenting adults in private remains illegal under the current provision of “offenses against public morality” law. In 2010, the Angolan government refused to receive openly gay Isi Yanouka as the new Israeliambassador, due to his sexual orientation.

    Despite being a former Portuguese African colony, which often are accepting countries towards gay people, Angolan prevailing social attitudes and laws remain hostile to LGBT people.

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ANGOLA’S DECRIMINALISATION LAWS OFFICIALLY TAKE EFFECT

ANGOLA’S DECRIMINALISATION LAWS OFFICIALLY TAKE EFFECT

In January 2019, Angola’s parliament approved the new penal code which eliminated the outlawing of homosexuality. These new laws officially came into effect on 9th February 2021 after a ninety-day period from their publication date on 22nd July 20[...]
ANGOLA DECRIMINALISES HOMOSEXUALITY: African LGBTQ Movement Calls for Practical Implementation of New Penal Code

ANGOLA DECRIMINALISES HOMOSEXUALITY: African LGBTQ Movement Calls for Practical Implementation of New Penal Code

The tide of decriminalizing homosexuality in Africa is wide spreading across the continent. With the region already in high anticipation of Kenya’s ruling to have criminalization of same sex relations dropped from its penal code, Angola yesterday [...]

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