The Nigerian Church is one of the most oppressive institution in the country. Its victims are mostly women and the poor. These past few weeks, the #MeToo movement knocked on the doors of the Church and the response has not been so favourable. Nigerian women still have a huge fight on their hands as they mark small victories, punctuated by huge steps backwards.
Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi celebrates her 45th birthday in jail. She has been in prison since November 2, 2018, where she has been detained for allegedly insulting President Yoweri Museveni. We share with you her three poems written from her prison cell.
Botswana has decriminalised homosexuality. The country’s High Court overturned a colonial-era law which punished homosexual conduct by up to seven years in prison. The decriminalisation now places Botswana among a minority list of African countries where homosexuality is not punishable by law.
Botswana publicised as one of Africa’s most democratic nations outlawed homosexuality under the country’s penal code since 1965 until now. The country becomes the latest African country to decriminalise same sex sexual conduct.
Over time, a number of additions have been made to the initial LGBT acronym. The most common being Q, signifying “queer” or “questioning” to recognize the bulk of sexual and gender identities or expressions. To demystify the longer acronym we have compiled a list of the current initials under the umbrella
The IAAF says it will seek a swift reversion of the Swiss court ruling, which allows South African athlete Caster Semenya to compete without taking the medication to lower her natural testosterone levels.
The Kenyan High Court rejected a petition to declare sections 162 (a) and (c) and section 165 of the Penal Code unconstitutional. The three-judge bench ruled that the laws do not in any way violate the rights of LGBTQ people in Kenya.
If the Semenya ruling by the Court for Arbitration in Sport remains unchallenged, this way of thinking and behaving might filter into the International Olympic Committee
The Kenyan High Court has rejected a plea to declare sections 162 (a) and (c) and section 165 of the Penal Code unconstitutional. The plea, filed in 2016 by three Kenyan gay rights organisations, claimed that the sections have led to discrimination and the justification of violence against the LGBTQI+ community or persons presenting as such.