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Uganda Court Invalidates Country’s Anti-Gay Law

Uganda’s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and “abominable” by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament. The law is “null and void,” presiding judge Steven Kavuma told the court, saying the process had contravened the constitution, as it ...

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Could Nigeria Be Next? US Cuts Aid to Uganda over Anti-Gay Law

President Barack Obama was very vocal when President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda in February 2014, signed a bill into law imposing harsh conditions on homosexual acts. Obama called it a “step backwards”. Museveni later responded with a statement that he is continuing with the law, but hopes it won’t affect ...

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‘I wrote it because I was angry.’ Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On ‘Unjust’ Anti-Gay Laws, Fashion & Feminism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is hot right now. The acclaimed author, who is currently promoting her third novel, Americanah, has scored many topnotch interviews, most recently with Michel Martin of NPR News. And with the promotion of the movie adaptation of her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, to kick ...

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‘I’m not gay so my son will never be gay” – declares Governor of Bauchi State

Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda was a guest on BBC Africa radio show yesterday where he talked about the anti-gay law. He supported the bill and declared that he’s not gay, so none of his sons can be gay. When asked what he would do if any of his sons ...

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Uganda President reacts to President Obama’s criticism of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

A few days ago, President Barack Obama condemned Uganda’s anti-gay law, which he says is “a step backwards for all Ugandans”. (Read HERE if you missed it) Uganda President Yoweri Museveni released a statement on Obama’s reaction and his hopes that the law won’t affect the relationship between the two ...

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WHY CAN’T HE JUST BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE? – Chimamanda Adichie

This piece, first published in TheScoopng.com, is a very compelling argument penned by a very compelling woman. There have been many things written since the signing of the Nigerian anti-gay bill, some for and some others decrying it. Many more things will be written, I’m sure. In the meantime, here’s ...

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President Obama condemns Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law, says it is a step Backwards

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, on February 14th 2014, revealed to members of his party that he would sign the bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, which may include life sentences. The bill will aid in criminalizing homosexual relations. After the first conviction, offenders would face a 14-year jail term, ...

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With love, from me

I am not worried about this bill. I am not worried about you, yes, you. No. You will never know. I am the straight boy next door. I laugh with you and you say, “Good morning, neighbour.” I hear you say often to your wahala child, “Don’t you look at ...

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Tobe Writes: GOD IS NOT A DEMOCRAT

 ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers ...

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EVIL HAS NOT MY FACE

Recently, I happened upon an interview on Sunnewsonline, one that has been making its rounds on several blogs. It was a supposed exposé about the lifestyle of a gay man. The interviewee confessed to a lot of things in a dialogue I could clearly see as ludicrous, a calculated tactic ...

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