The Namibian Government has distanced itself from the actions of members of the paramilitary unit, the Special Field Force (SFF), who last week rounded up men wearing earrings, because they were supposedly gay.

President Sam Nujoma yesterday said Government would immediately deport homosexuals who try to enter the country through Hosea Kutako International Airport. Speaking at the opening of an Agricultural Development Centre at Erwee in the Kunene region, Nujoma expressed his disgust at the recent weddings of gay and lesbian couples in the Netherlands.

Namibia Prez Nujoma threatens lesbians and gay men with prison and deportation, but it is Zimbabwe's Mugabe who's driving the regional anti-gay bandwagon.

Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)report that the Namibian government
has slapped an advertising boycott on "The Namibian" newspaper, claiming the
newspaper is too critical of its policies, the paper reported on Friday 23
March 2001.