Agence France-PresseFebruary 24, 2014 06:39
Many African countries, with the notable exception of South Africa, have laws that ban or repress homosexuality.
On Monday, Uganda's president signed into law a bill that includes life terms for those convicted several times of practising homosexuality.
According to a report by rights group Amnesty International in June, homosexuality was illegal in 38 out of 54 countries in the region, and punishable by death in Mauritania, Sudan and Somalia.
Following are some of the countries which have adopted repressive laws against homosexuals: