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'Protection squad' for UN in Somalia

'Protection squad' for UN in Somalia | African News | Scoop.it

Uganda will send a 410-strong special force to guard UN installations in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Ugandan army spokesman has said.

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Of course, statistically, 41 of them are likely to be gay.

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How to Approach the Issue of LGBT Rights in Africa

How to Approach the Issue of LGBT Rights in Africa | African News | Scoop.it
LGBT issues in Africa must be approached from multiple angles: political, social, legal, and cultural.

 

The rights of the LGBT community are a very sensitive topic in Africa, and despite the fact that there has been a lot of repudiation of the draconian laws that apply to LGBT Africans by the African LGBT community itself, its allies within the larger African community, and the international community, very little has changed. If anything, the laws are becoming stricter, the rhetoric of African leaders is becoming more strident, the culture of the African community is becoming more homophobic, and, despite the debate and the amount of information being provided on this topic, the people are becoming more ignorant.

 

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An Open Letter to Africa's Leaders - Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique | Soapbox

An Open Letter to Africa's Leaders - Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique | Soapbox | African News | Scoop.it
This is a transformative moment for Africa – and indeed, for the world.
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Chissano speaks in a voice of decent humanity amid the ignorant barbarity rising around us.

 

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Chissano speaks in a voice of decent humanity amid the ignorant barbarity rising around us

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Chissano speaks in a  voice of decent humanity amid the ignorant barbarity rising around us

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Nigeria's yan daudu face persecution in religious revival

Nigeria's yan daudu  face persecution in religious revival | African News | Scoop.it
Once-tolerated, the 'men who dress like women' fear they are being driven underground
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Only just caught up with this story from June - yet another example of the un-nerving obsession the religious have with homosexuality .

 

A society which saw tolerance as a virtue is being infected with the "virtues" of intolerance and hatred.

 

Who wins? Who loses?

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