Africa

Cheers and praise for victory in Nigerian court

Congratulations,  thanks and cheers are pouring in for Nigerian LGBTI rights activist Ifeanyi Orazulike and his attorney, Mike Enahoro Ebah, who won a lawsuit against Nigerian police for violating Orazulike’s constitutional rights by arresting and detaining him in 2014. No charges were filed against him. The Federal High Court ordered Nigerian police to apologize publicly … Continue reading

Africa

Homophobic Zimbabwe obstructs anti-Aids workshop

Zimbabwe officials disrupted a workshop for people most at risk of HIV infections over the weekend, seizing documents at the Harare airport and tearing down an exhibition stand displaying materials they found offensive. The seizure is just the latest example of government obstruction of Aids fighters’ attempts to provide health information to sexual minorities, who … Continue reading

Africa / Commentary

LGBTI activists mourn human rights veteran Joel Nana

Veteran African human rights activist Joël Gustave Nana Ngongang, widely known as Joel Nana, 33, died Oct. 15 after a brief illness. He worked as a human and LGBT rights advocate and as an anti-HIV activist at local, national and international levels.  His main work focused on African countries, including Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa, … Continue reading

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Faith leaders, rights activists blast Uganda’s ‘baseless’ raid

The Ugandan police raid on a human rights meeting on June 18 not only had “no basis whatsoever in law” but also encourages violence against LGBT people, international human rights groups and faith-based advocates say. The disrupted meeting, attended by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists, was organized by the East and Horn of … Continue reading