– – Hundreds of people have staged a street protest in Senegal in opposition to activities of LGBTQ persons. The protest on Sunday in the capital Dakar was intended to push for same-sex or homosexuality to be made a crime in Senegal. Senegal’s laws do not allow for same-sex activities, with offenders punishable by up to five years in prison. But there is no law that punishes anyone who identifies as a gay and that is what the protesters want changed. Sunday’s protest was led by religious leaders and civil…Read More
Ghana’s decision to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education in public schools has sparked controversy. Education service officials have said that beginning next year, pupils in all public schools, including five-year-olds, will receive Comprehensive Sexuality Education lessons. The Ghana Education Service argued that, the subject will empower pupils with values that would protect them from sexual harassment. But some parents and local groups are kicking against the initiative. The local group National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values argued that some texts and modules in the curriculum resonate with…Read More
A Rwandan gospel singer has revealed his sexual orientation in an interview with a Christian YouTube channel on Monday. Albert Nabonibo, 35 revealed that he is gay and was ready to face the backlash that comes with his disclosure. Many of his fans have expressed shock at his disclosure in an African society that conservative and not open to homosexuality. Although Rwandan laws do not outlaw gay acts, it at the same time does not permit same-sex marriages. That means Nabonibo may not face any prosecution but can’t engage in…Read More
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.Read More
I have seen the statement H.E President Obama of the USA made in reaction to my statement that I was going to sign the anti-homosexual Bill, which I made at Kyankwanzi.
Before I react to H.E. Obama’s statement, let me, again, put on record my views on the issue of homo-sexuals (ebitiingwa, bisiyaga in some of our dialects). Right from the beginning of this debate, my views were as follows:Read More