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July 11, 2024 4:18 PM

Burkina Faso junta adopts draft law to criminalise homosexuality

Burkina Faso's military junta said it has adopted the draft of an amended family code that criminalises homosexuality. The West African nation has been among just 22 out of 54 countries on the continent that allow same-sex relations, which are punishable by death or lengthy prison terms in some states. Burkina Faso has been under military rule since two successive coups in 2022 and is part of a confederation with juntas in neighbouring Mali and Niger. All three interim governments have so far...

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