Senegal president defends criminalisation of homosexuality

Senegal's president Macky Sall on Wednesday defended the country's criminalisation of homosexuality, telling visiting Canadian prime minister that 'we're comfortable with our laws'.

The exchange between Justin Trudeau and Sall highlighted the impasse the United States, Canada and other Western nations have had in persuading Senegal and most African countries not to jail gays and lesbians.

Trudeau told journalists he was “a great defender of human rights” and so had to raise the issue.
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