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On Saturday, Tanzania announced it will publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online. Just days ago the government shut down dozens of AIDS clinics which it accused of promoting homosexuality.
Deputy Health Minister Hamisi Kigwangalla wrote on Twitter that his government was investigating “the homosexuality syndicate” and would arrest and prosecute those involved in the gay sex business. “I will publish a list of gay people selling their bodies online,” Kigwangalla wrote. “Those who think this campaign is a joke, are wrong. The government has long arms and it will quietly arrest all those involved. Once arrested, they will help us find others.”
Tazanian men suspected of being gay have been detained and taken to hospitals for an anal examination to find out if they are homosexual.
Tanzania is still in the Commonwealth.
Last year there was pressure on the UK Government to review its foreign aid to Tanzania, which was around £200,000,000 a year.