Peaceful celebration in Cameroon a year after mob attack

Three associations in Cameroon’s capital city organized a week’s activities to commemorate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Unlike last year, the activities were not disrupted by anti-gay violence. La version française: “Yaoundé célèbre IDAHO 2013 avec faste et sérénité” IDAHO 2013 IN CAMEROON Time: around 6 p.m., May 17. Location: The Bastos Roundabout … Continue reading


Nigeria lawmakers OK 14-year sentences for gay marriage

AP reports: “Lawmakers in Nigeria passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and [Editor’s note: perhaps, perhaps not] outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. “Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved the bill in a voice vote, likely sending it immediately to President Goodluck Jonathan … Continue reading


Zambian leader draws false lesson from French protest

Zambia’s acting president says his country should be true to itself, without paying attention to Western countries — but that apparently doesn’t apply if what he sees in the developed world can be used to reinforce his pre-existing prejudices. Specifically, the Zambia Daily Mail reported, Acting President Edgar Lungu says his government’s opposition to same-sex … Continue reading