Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is the most high profile person to come out as gay in Africa, earning a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality. This is Part II of a far-ranging interview with Mr. Wainaina.
In February, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina earned a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality in Africa. In this far-ranging interview, Mr. Wainaina offers a provocative critique of some of the cultural objections to homosexuality.
South Africa’s main political opposition party the DA has accused President Jacob Zuma of insulting former president Nelson Mandela’s views on human rights through his failure to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay laws
After raiding the offices of Walter Reed Project for training homosexuals earlier, the Uganda Police have now alleged that the now closed Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) actively recruited and trained homosexuals. In a statement on last week’s raid […]
South Africa positions itself as a continental leader, but the domestic reality is very different with immigration policies becoming increasingly stringent. This not only sanctions xenophobia but also exacerbates the country’s skills shortage.
Nigerian church. Kenyan church. Wherever you are in the Diaspora, you will find – among the multicultural churches – many African churches filled with one particular nationality or another. Is single-nationality worship wise?
Star Quest, the music talent show which produced major Nigerian music and entertainment stars like P Square, Asa, KCEE, Klint D’Drunk, Mr Raw, and helped kick start the careers of many others like Presh, DJ Switch and more, may have been rested by the organisers
Under colonial rule, traditional healers were deemed backward and outlawed. Little was done to investigate the legitimacy of what these healers actually did. Today the prejudice remains, but our ancestors weren’t stupid. We need to clinically research these remedies.
The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir knows how tough traditional life in Kenya’s arid north is, where pastoralists rely on livestock herds surviving boom and bust cycles of drought.