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LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

After international protest, Tunisian court releases LGBT rights activist

Following an international protest, a Tunisia court ordered the release Wednesday of Rania Amdouni, the women’s rights defender and LGBTI activist who had been jailed for shouting at police. On March 4,…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

Marriage between two women — a longstanding Kenyan tradition

Woman-to-woman marriage is one of the many forms of cultural practice recognised by some communities in Africa. Although this form of marriage is recognised by some communities in several African countries, there’s…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

LGBT+ refugees call on U.N. for safe space after Kenya camp attacks

LGBT+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya urged U.N. officials on Friday to move them to a safer area following a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Tunisia: Harassment, Arbitrary Detention of LGBT Rights Activist

A Tunisian court sentenced a prominent LGBT rights activist on March 4, 2021, to six months in prison and a fine for shouting outside a police station after officers refused to register…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Ghana’s emerging LGBT movement battles with hostility

When activists in Ghana opened a support centre for the local gay community, they expected some pushback in a religiously conservative West African country where homosexuality is illegal. But less than a…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Nigerian police raid suspected ‘gay party’ and drag ‘scores’ of men to anti-cult office

Police have reportedly raided a hotel in Anambra, Nigeria, where a group of “suspected gays” were having a party, following an anonymous tip-off. According to a local source who spoke to Nigerian…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Senegal: Hate speech flourishes on Facebook in language used by 5 million

In Senegal, anti-gay hate speech spreads on Facebook without restraint in abusive posts that are written in Wolof, LGBTQ+ advocates say. That’s the local language for 5 million people in West Africa,…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2021

The fallen hope of LGBTQ+ in Ghana

Ghana has mixed record on its treatment of Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. It’s Criminalizes ”unnatural carnal knowledge” in section 104 (1) (b) of its Criminal Offences Act, which the…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

Tunisians protest for LGBT rights activist’s release

Hundreds of Tunisians demanded the release of an activist sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly insulting a police officer. The incident for which 26-year-old LGBT rights and pro-democracy campaigner Rania…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2021

Archbishop Welby condemns Nigerian Primate’s anti-gay language

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has condemned the “unacceptable” language that the Archbishop of Nigeria, the Most Revd Henry Ndukuba, used to describe gay people (News, 2 March). In response to a statement…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2021

LGBT practice: Civil society, NGOs back FG’s stand

The nation’s Civil Society and some Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) on Thursday added their voice against move by the USA and European to force the Federal Government to accept the practice of Lesbian,…

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Peter Murimi – Documentary Filmmaker, Kenya

Peter Murimi is a producer and documentary filmmaker whose work is often featured on the BBC. His film, “I am Samuel” follows a queer Kenyan man navigating his identity while struggling with…