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Tanzanian Government Distances Itself from Calls for LGBTQ Crackdown

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Nearly a week after a local administrator called for a crackdown on gay people living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's biggest city, the government is distancing itself from his remarks. Paul Makonda, a regional commissioner in Dar es Salaam, asked the public to send him the names of anyone suscpected of being gay so a task force could track them down and arrest them. Hundreds of names have been submitted so far, according to Makonda. In a statement published Sunday in Swahili on the...

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