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"We Have to Fight the Law": Uganda's LGBTI Activism After the Anti-Gay Bill
Despite legislative and societal hostility, Uganda's gay rights activists refuse to take a step back.
Pieter-Dirk Uys: Activist by Day, South Africa's Most Popular White Woman by Night
Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys fought apartheid with humour. Today he calls out political hypocrisy and celebrates the contradictions and absurdities of South Africa.
Our Daughters Should be in School, Not Wedlock
Child marriage can't be ended overnight. With political will, however, it can be ended in a generation.
Touching Tales of Coming out Queer in Kenya
In the style of intimate confession, Invisible, a collection of personal stories, swirls around themes of first kisses, plotting co-workers, family rejection and acceptance.
End the Global Apartheid for Women
Reproductive health is a no-brainer but many women across Africa are being denied it. The 'I Decide Petition' wants this to change, for good.
Homophobia is a Legacy of Colonialism
Africans have to reclaim their forgotten pasts as peoples who refused to hate but stood side-by-side and embraced their differences.
Uganda: Grandmaster Museveni and his Gay Rights Pawn
For the canny Museveni, the controversy over gay rights is not a moral issue but a political opportunity. And in this political chess game, he has so far outmanoeuvred everyone.
Holding Up Half the Sky: How Zambia's Women went from Housewives to Breadwinners
Women’s status has been greatly enhanced by their growing share of employment, but gender relations are still far from equal.
DRC Looks to Follow in Uganda's Footsteps with Anti-Gay Bill
A Congolese MP is leading the latest bid to criminalise homosexuality, but he will have to deal with a counter-campaign by LGBT activists and health workers if he is to be successful.
Inconsistency Killed the Cause: The West's Outcry Over Uganda is Too Little Too Late
The West has had years to criticise Museveni for rights abuses. The fact that condemnation is only coming now, and over gay rights, plays right into the wily old president's hands.
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