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By: African News Agency
The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS has welcomed a decision by Gabon to decriminalise homosexuality, joining a growing number of countries in Africa that have removed criminal laws targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. President Ali Bongo Ondimba signed off on the decision following a vote by Gabon's Senate on June 29. “I applaud the collective decision by Gabon’s parliament, government and president to decriminalize same-sex sexual relations,” UNAIDS executive director Winnie Byanyima said. →