U.N. to launch legal challenge against Malawi anti-gay laws

By Reuters | Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:22 AM
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LILONGWE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United Nations' AIDS taskforce and human rights groups will launch a court battle against Malawi's laws criminalising homosexuality, in a rare challenge to rising anti-gay legislation in Africa.

The legislation has strained relations between President Joyce Banda's government and international donors, whose aid is desperately needed in the impoverished country.


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