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Leo Igwe OP-ED West Africa 

Atheism in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

Atheism is now an ‘incorporated belief’ in Nigeria. The news, coming out of Africa’s most populous nation, says that the country’s Corporate Affairs Commission has, at last, issues a certificate to the Atheist Society of Nigeria (ASN). The person who announced the registration for the first legal atheist (by official name, not the mission) organisation on Facebook used the phrase “AND BOOM!!!” which clearly indicated a pleasant shock and surprise. It was indeed a milestone, a longstanding process that many imagined would never be finalised. A Nigerian atheist, on hearing…

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West Africa 

Deby: Veto Legislation against Homosexuality in Chad

Twisted thinking that seeks to use religion to legitimize hatred and discrimination against gays was recently displayed in Chad as the country’s politicians voted to criminalize homosexuality. It is not clear what the lawmakers in this central African nation wanted to achieve with this legislative move. At this stage, unless the country’s president intervenes, Chad is set to become the 73rd country to outlaw homosexuality.

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