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28 Jan
People who criminalise homosexuality are "wrong", Pope Francis said in a letter published on Saturday, seeking to clarify earlier comments about homosexual acts being a "sin"
8 Nov
Former Qatari international and World Cup ambassador Khalid Salman has called homosexuality a "damage in the mind" in an interview to be aired on German TV on Tuesday, sparking condemnation by Berlin.
2 Jul 2022
A Sharia Court in Ningi Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State has sentenced three men to death by stoning over homosexuality...
5 Jan 2022
A bill introduced in Senegal's parliament to toughen criminal penalties for homosexuals fell at the first hurdle on Wednesday, failing to progress to the assembly's main floor.
23 May 2021
Several hundred protesters rallied Sunday in Dakar to demand that homosexuality be made a crime in Senegal, according to AFP journalists
19 Apr 2021
A popular Nigerian evangelical preacher, TB Joshua, has called on his followers to "pray for YouTube" after the platform blocked his channel over allegations of hate speech against LGBTQ people. The founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch in Lagos, is one of Africa's most influential preachers with a large following…
3 Mar 2021
A court in China recently ruled in favour of a publisher that described homosexuality as a “psychological disorder” in a university textbook. The Suqian Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu, held that the textbook's description of homosexuality as “a psychological disorder” was not a factual error but merely an “academic view”, upholding…
9 Feb 2021
United States President Joe Biden has directed American Embassy in Nigeria and other countries to push for the legalisation of homosexuality in their respective countries of residence. Biden gave the directive in a White House statement on Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World.…
14 Jan 2021
The Human Right Writers Association (HURIWA) has slammed the Amnesty International over the promotion of same sex marriage and abortion rights in Nigeria. HURIWA's executive director and national coordinator Emmanuel Onwubiko argued that the development negates the culture and tradition of the people of Nigeria. Currently, Nigerian law prohibits same-sex marriage. The anti-same-sex marriage law…
14 Jan 2021
The practice of homosexuality in Nigeria is embattled by a plethora of obstacles, chief among which are; the social stigma and the 2014 law which banned sexual relationships between persons of the same sex. In spite of these obstacles, homosexuality continues to thrive in the country, albeit, with caution. In December 2020, Nigeria emerged one…
18 Sep 2020
In Nigeria, socio-economic and political issues form the main ingredients of public discussions, which are seasoned with sports and entertainment. Same-sex relationships topics hardly make it and when it does; it is met with hisses and contempt like the reviews of a terrible restaurant. But this view on same-sex relationships comes as no surprise as…
Sambian boys
13 Sep 2020
The Sambian people of Papua New Guinea practice one of the most bizarre cultures known to westernisation. So bizarre was this culture that a cultural anthropologist, Gilbert Herdt, described their ritual act of initiation as “ritualised homosexuality.” For clarity, the people of Sambia do not think of this as homosexuality but a ritual to attain…


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Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have renewed their partnership with insurance company Allianz by another 10 years until 2033.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied a story alleging that its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, issued a directive at variance with the approved guidelines of the commission to distort Abia governorship election results collation.
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© Pacifique Akilimali/Maryam Abu Hassan – Poet Pacifique Akilimali of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigerian peace activist and poet Maryam Abu Hassan. New York, USA, 21 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/“Across identities and differences…  over countries and continents… it is not hard to choose peace.” These lines are from a new poem created to…
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has rejected the result validating the election of the New Nigerian People’s Party’s (NNPP) Abba Yusuf as governor-elect.
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The United States Consulate in Nigeria has said it will place visa restrictions on Nigerians responsible for election violence that undermined the democratic process during Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections. The Consulate disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, stating that it is deeply troubled by the disturbing acts of violence, voter intimidation, and…