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In the illustration Chinue Igwe, a biracial Nigerian-American lesbian woman discusses the complexities of coming out the closet. The illustration depicts the prevalent conservative social, cultural and religious attitudes, which are normally used in society as the basis to dismiss homosexuality as a sin or reprehensible behaviour.

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Shuffling Paedophiles is not the answer to making Education Safe for all Girls

“He did it in a classroom, the staff room and in his house”.

12-year-old Mary and 13-year-old Mercy (not their real names) were sexually abused by a deputy head teacher on numerous occasions and on diverse dates. He assaulted them in different places in and around their school. During the investigation, it also emerged that the teacher had been transferred from another school due to committing the same violations. He was a serial rapist. Period.

Don't cover domestic violence with makeup. Photo: Concerned Moroccan Citizens/Change.org
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WATCH: Moroccan TV clip showing abused women how to cover bruises causes outrage

A segment aired on Moroccan state TV channel showing women how to cover bruises from domestic violence with make-up has raised the ire of social media, strongly criticised for sanitising the abuse of women. A campaign “Don’t cover domestic violence with makeup” is gathering steam, and petitioners are calling on broadcasting authorities to take action against the channel.

Caught in a storm. File: Koffi Olomide from Congo and dancers of the Quarter Latin group, perform 30 April 2005 at the Iba Mar Diop stadium in Dakar during the Ebony Music Festival dedicated to the fight against malaria. Photo: AFP/ANP Seyllou
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Zambia cancels upcoming Koffi Olomide show following Kenyan assault fiasco

It never rains but it pours for embattled Congolese Rumba maestro Koffi Olomide, who was deported from Kenya last week for physically assaulting one of his dancers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in a video which caused a major uproar. Zambia has banned Olomide from performing at the upcoming Agricultural and Commercial Show, before the dust has even settled after his deportation, a decision which has been widely applauded on social media.