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Senegal, a mostly Muslim society and typically known in Africa for its tolerance for other people is currently in a crus as hundred of citizens have come out to protest to criminalize homosexuality.

While, gay people are already liable to serve five years in prison if caught in the act, it remains legal to identify as a homosexual. A student representative, Ousmane Kouta addressed the brimming crowd that Senegal is a country of faith and values and will forever be homophobic .

The Senegalese government has, in the past, ruled out legalising homosexuality on grounds of preventing ostracization. Some religious leaders have, however, lauded the protests as a move to preserve correct values.