Africa

Malawi Suspends Anti-Gay Laws

Justice Minister made the move to allow debate on whether to keep the controversial legislation on the books

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LILONGWE, Malawi, Nov. 6 (UPI) — Amnesty International has commended the government of Malawi for suspending colonial-era laws that criminalized homosexuality, terming it a "historic step."

Malawi Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara suspended the laws Monday because he said he wanted a debate on whether to keep them, the human rights group said in a statement.