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Tanzanian minister: People interested in homosexuality should go live in “countries that entertain such businesses”

Tanzania’s government has since the beginning of John Magufuli’s presidency embarked on series of homophobic statements. Various ministers in government continue to reiterate the statements of President Magufuli who says homosexuality isn’t in the culture of Africans, and people working for organisations supporting the rights of gay people could be arrested.

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Nigeria’s Romeo Oriogun awarded Brunel International African Poetry Prize

Nigeria’s Romeo Oriogun was announced the winner of the The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, in a unanimous decision by the judges. Oriogun received £3,000. Romeo’s win came as a surprise to him. The Brunel International African Poetry prize received 1,200 submissions out of which only 10 made the shortlist. We wish him the best in his literary career.

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Stop Playing the Music of Hate

The Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) conducted a survey to explore and collect information about current life experiences of LGBT [Lesbians Gay Bisexuals Transgender] Nigerians. The report titled Not Dancing to their Music details the discrimination, harassment and abuse experienced by respondents and makes recommendations of changes needed in the country to ensure security, justice and equality for all.