Out of the 54 states recognised by the United Nations or African Union or both, the International Gay and Lesbian Association stated in that homosexuality is outlawed in 34 African countries. However, much of the analysis thus far has been highly critical of African leadership and culture without considering local nuances, historical factors and external influences that are contributing to the problem. Retrieved 28 August Albeit not as commonly, it also occurs among the Galla and Somali. Audacity in Adversity. Compared to countries on other continents, African countries seem in recent times to have been the least accepting of same-sex sexuality and sexual relations Inglehart and Welzel In acknowledging this uniqueness, we do not, however, suggest that there is one uniform and homogeneous expression of same-sex sexuality across the African continent.
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