Posts in tag

africa


dead from covid-19 margaret court's Pierre Nkurunziza Burundi

President: God purifies our air! Now he’s dead from COVID-19

President Pierre Nkurunziza promised the citizens of Burundi recently that he negotiated divine protection from the pandemic for the country. Nkurunziza was both murderous despot and born-again Christian. His wife is an ordained minister. She visited Australia last year for the opening of a consulate at Margaret Court’s church. Now, his wife is recovering, and …

us ambassador to zambia

US ambassador to Zambia recalled over gay rights

Following an ongoing dispute with the government over gay rights, the State Department recalled the US ambassador to Zambia. Last month, Ambassador Daniel Foote expressed dismay at the jailing of two local gay men. A judge sentenced them to 15 years each for a consensual private sex act in 2017. A worker at a holiday …

uganda bar raids homophobia lgbtiq police

Police in Uganda arrest 120 LGBTIQ people in bar raid

Police in Uganda have arrested around 120 LGBTIQ people in a raid on a bar known as a safe haven for the queer community in the African country. The raid happened at the RAM Bar late on Sunday night in Uganda’s capital Kampala, during a weekly LGBTIQ gathering at the venue. Armed police herded bar …

Johannesburg Pride

Over 20,000 turn out for Johannesburg Pride

Over 20,000 people turned out for the parade to celebrate the 30th annual Johannesburg Pride at the end of October. Johannesburg Pride is the longest-running pride event in Africa and also one of the largest such parades in South Africa. The Pride of Africa This year organisers debuted a new flag inspired by the flags …

south africa cape town gay husband wife lawsuit coming out

Woman sues husband for $860,000 after finding out he’s gay

A woman who discovered her husband was gay after almost six years of marriage has unsuccessfully attempted to sue him for $AU860,000. The unnamed South African woman took her case to Cape Town’s top court. She demanded R5m ($AU479,000) for emotional pain and psychological trauma and R4m ($AU383,000) for loss of income and “financial prejudice”. …

uganda president Yoweri Museveni kill the gays death penalty bill legislation

Ugandan police charge 16 LGBTIQ activists with ‘crime’ of gay sex

Sixteen men in Uganda have been arrested and charged on suspicion of gay sex, punishable with life in prison. The men were taken into custody on Monday at a meeting of a local NGO and later subjected them to “degrading and inhumane” forced anal exams, local activists said. Local group Let’s Walk Uganda claimed a …

uganda president yoweri museveni death penalty activist

Ugandan LGBTIQ activist murdered days before gay death penalty outrage

Human rights groups want a thorough investigation into the brutal murder of an LGBTIQ activist in Uganda, as some in the African nation push for the death penalty for homosexuality. Paralegal and activist Brian Wasswa, who identified as gay and gender-nonconforming, was attacked this month at his home in the east Ugandan city of Jinja. …

uganda president Yoweri Museveni kill the gays death penalty bill legislation

Uganda announces plans for ‘kill the gays’ death penalty bill

Uganda has announced it plans to reintroduce laws imposing the death penalty for homosexuality. The government passed the bill, commonly known as the “Kill the Gays” law, five years ago. It was later annulled by a court, but now the government says it wants to resurrect it within weeks. The government claims Uganda needs the …

mauritius island indian ocean stock photo

Gay men in Mauritius launch legal bid to scrap anti-gay laws

Four gay men on the island of Mauritius are fighting to repeal an archaic Colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality. The small island nation of Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 kilometers off the south-east coast of Africa. Najeeb Ahmad Fokeerbux is from Mauritian LGBTIQ group Young Queer Alliance. He’s one of the four …

albert nabonibo

Albert Nabonibo, out African gospel singer faces repercussions

Well-known Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo came out as gay in August. While he still has his day job as an accountant, he worries about his continuing employment because of the backlash. When Albert revealed his sexuality in an interview with a Christian YouTube channel, it caused shock in the conservative central African nation. Although …

1 2 3 4