6 minutes read July 30, 2015 It Is Time: The need to rethink homosexuality in Kenya and Africa “This is personal for me.” ~President Obama on his visit to Kenya. The near rabid response surrounding the speculation that President Obama would address gay rights on his first visit….. Read More 9 minutes read April 25, 2014 News from Nigeria I told my son that he would get his first sense of things as soon as we boarded the flight. Planes bound for Lagos, I told him, were filled with….. Read More 1 minute read January 22, 2014 #Watch Binyavanga’s brilliant YouTube documentary calling out the BS behind “African” homophobia We’ve been looking forward to this one. When our friends at the Guardian and BBC (and plenty of other outlets) finally reported on Binyavanga Wainaina’s wonderful essay yesterday, we learned that he….. Read More 3 minutes read December 20, 2012 Woman of the Year It’s been a busy year for Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom, but then again it’s been a busy year for the Cameroonian government, and its various allies, persecuting and prosecuting anyone….. Read More 6 minutes read October 15, 2012 “This is My Route!” Race, Entitlement and Gay Pride in South Africa It’s been a week since the now infamous events of the Joburg Pride Parade, where the organization One in Nine attempted to disrupt the parade in order to protest both….. Read More 1 minute read May 22, 2012 Joyce Banda and Gay Rights Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has said that she will push for the repeal of her country’s anti-homosexuality laws. Of course this depends on her ability to secure popular support….. Read More 3 minutes read December 7, 2011 Branding Nigeria and Gay Rights Last month the writer Chinua Achebe declined the Nigerian government’s attempt to name him a Commander of the Federal Republic. He had rejected the same award in 2004. Achebe’s main….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.