Denmark is withholding almost $10 million in aid to Tanzania over “unacceptable homophobic comments” from a senior politician in the African nation.
Ten men in Tanzania have been arrested on suspicion of being gay, the same week a new task force was created by the government to identify homosexuals.
Regional commissioner for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, says authorities have been handed the names of thousands of suspected gay people, after calling upon the public to report them to the government.
Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda has announced the formation of a surveillance squad to hunt down gay people in the capital.
Police in Tanzania are holding a group of human rights lawyers and activists, who were investigating a case against the government, accusing the group of “promoting homosexuality”.