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Over 40 men arrested in Nigeria for performing “homosexual acts”
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African identities Over 40 men arrested in Nigeria for performing “homosexual acts”

Over 40 men were arrested in Nigeria for performing “homosexual acts” and will stand trial. If found guilty, the accused could face up to 14 years in jail. Legislation in Nigeria criminalizes consensual same-sex conduct and the country is enforcing the law with mass arrests of persons who are suspected to be conducting in homosexuality and those who aide and abet them.

Ex Marseille Pres Tapie lied about Abedi Pele’s HIV status to sign the player
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Lifestyle Ex Marseille Pres Tapie lied about Abedi Pele’s HIV status to sign the player

Former Marseille President Bernard Tapie disclosed that he purposefully leaked false information in 1987 to AS Monaco to secure football legend Abedi Ayew Pele for Olympique Marseille. Tapie said he initiated a rumour in 1987 that the Ghanaian football legend Abedi Pele was HIV positive leading to the player’s rejection by AS Monaco during a transfer from Mulhouse.

Meet Simukai Chigudu: The newest departmental Lecturer at Oxford Department of International Development
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Africans rising Meet Simukai Chigudu: The newest departmental Lecturer at Oxford Department of International Development

Today we celebrate the academic excellency of Simukai Chigudu, a Zimbabwean scholar who has just been appointed Departmental Lecturer in Development Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development even before submitting his final thesis. Chigudu started out in Oxford by doing an MSc African Studies, before progressing to a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in International Development. Hats off to the African trailblazer.