LGBT

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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Western activism is causing more harm than good to a continent making LGBT people into scapegoats for colonialism. As an LGBT activist, I was always happy to see my picture in the paper. It showed that I was doing my job, getting attention for the cause I believed in—and, of course, getting some atte...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2014
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THE Ethiopian government is preparing to further strengthen its anti-gay laws this week, with a bill to make homosexual acts a non-pardonable offence. The country’s Council of Ministers has already endorsed the bill, which would add homosexual acts to a list of non-pardonable offences including corru...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2014
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Frank Mugisha Growing up in Uganda, homosexuality was not something we talked about much. I knew I was gay from a young age, and I came out to those close to me when I was a teenager in the early 90s. Some in my family accepted it, while others refused to acknowledge it. Homosexuality wasn’t [&...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 27th, 2014
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Ethiopian Minister for Women, Children and Youth Affairs has claimed that a series of pro-gay tweets sent from her Twitter account after Uganda further criminalized homosexuality were posted by a hacker. ‘There is no place for hate, discrimination in my beloved Africa. It’s not Government’s business ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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BAUCHI, Nigeria – Thousands of angry protesters threw stones into a Sharia court on Wednesday and demanded the conviction and execution of 11 men accused of being members of gay groups, according to news reports. Chaos, lawlessness and anti-gay violence overtook this northern city, as Nigeria’s so-ca...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Jul 23rd, 2013
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By Sekhemib Hebeny, IndepthAfrica A Cameroonian man has been sentenced to two years in prison for carrying out an offence against a minor as well as homosexual acts, which are illegal Cameroon . The Yaounde court , also given a one-year hanging sentence to the a teenager . According to the BBC report...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Jul 18th, 2013
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Cameroonian LGBT activist and columnist Eric Ohena Lembembe was discovered dead in his home on July 15, his physique bearing indications of torture. Lembembe was a frank activist and official executive of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (CAMFAIDS). According to a press release from the Human Righ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 24th, 2013
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This is a guest post by Dominic Bocci, assistant director at the Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program. The passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill on May 31, 2013, by the Nigerian House of Representatives places President Goodluck Jonathan in a tricky position. No...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 8th, 2013
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By Philip Amiola The volume of responses generated by my last article entitled, “Gays and Lesbians, We Will Not Keep Quiet!” has put me under responsibility to write a sequel to address genuine concerns raised by some of my readers. First of all, I want to state that my position on lesbian, gay, bise...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 3rd, 2013
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Ethiopia is prepared to start a genocide against its LGBT citizens, according to a religious group affiliated with the government of the African nation. Details follow. According to GayStarNews: Government officials, religious leaders, leading heath professionals, charities and members of the public ...