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Homophobia 'sweeping Southern Africa'

A court in Malawi has ruled that two gay men who got engaged should not be released from a maximum security prison and must face trial.

The case has prompted international outcry and comes following Uganda's decision to make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment.

Campaigners have warned of a wave of homophobia sweeping across the continent.

Southern Africa correspondent Karen Allen reports from Malawi.


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