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LGBTI Rights in Africa


ADDED ON: 09/23/2019

Gay man who fled Ghana over attacks secures asylum in US

A Ghanaian [name withheld] who was attacked in Ghana in 2015 on suspicion of being gay has succeeded in securing asylum in the United States. Two law students of New York Law…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2019

Anti-gay Nigerian protesters demand harsher laws against LGBTIQ+ people

Homophobic Nigerian youths and officials protested this week to demand harsher laws and a crackdown on LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. Even though a recent survey has shown some progress toward LGBTIQ+ acceptance…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2019

Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country’s shock

Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2019

Nigerian press agog with protests against LGBT, cashless policy

The renewed pursuit of cashless policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the protest by youths against lesbians, gays, and transgender are some of the leading stories in the Nigerian…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2019

Anti-gay candidate leads in Tunisia’s presidential election

Anti-gay law professor Kais Saied won the most votes in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential election, the Tunisian electoral commission announced. This is the country’s second free presidential election since protesters…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2019

Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country’s shock

Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

New film captures the truth of gay life in Nigeria

Members of the gay community in Nigeria are excitedly anticipating the release of a new film that people believe has captured the true experience of life for gay men in Nigeria. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

Remembering and Celebrating South Africa’s Iconic LGBTQI+ Women

The shards of South Africa’s fragmented history share a common thread throughout; at the core is a struggle for equality and visibility. Over the course of the country’s fight for democracy, there…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

Shining a light on lesbian experiences in Nigeria

“If you haven’t come out to yourself, it’s difficult to come out to [other] people … At first, it might look like a difficult task, like something that’ll never end or something…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2019

‘Hunted for my sexuality’: How social media is fuelling homophobic attacks in Mali

The film is grainy but the viewer can make out shadows looming over a woman cowering in fear. Men are shouting, hitting and demanding that their victim admits she is gay. A…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

In a first for Africa, Kenya census to count intersex people

Kenya will become the first African country to recognize its intersex population in a census on Saturday that counts people born with a sexual anatomy that does not fit typical definitions for…

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