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Tanzania's government distances itself from anti-gay crackdown

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Tanzania’s government has distanced itself from a politician’s announcement last week that surveillance squads would be created to hunt down gay people.
Governor of the Capital District , Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda had told reporters the round-ups would begin today.
Following that announcement, the US warned its citizens living in Tanzania to exercise caution by removing or hiding “images and language that may run against Tanzanian laws regarding homosexual practices and explicit sexual activity”.
Tanzania’s Foreign Ministry said the Governor’s actions did not represent the government’s stance, but it is unclear if the round-ups will be called off as a result.

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