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Gay Bashing, a Government Diversion

In we shall be the prey and the vulture on February 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

by Dayo Olopade, The New York Times

KAMPALA, Uganda — On Feb. 7, Uganda took again the same large step backward it had taken in 2009. The member of parliament David Bahati reintroduced his anti-homosexuality bill. The proposed legislation would impose a life sentence for any consensual same-sex act and the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” which includes same-sex acts by a person with H.I.V. or with a minor. Gays in Uganda are seeking refuge in neighboring Kenya and farther abroad. Read the rest of this entry »


Election anger mounts in Senegal

In rebellion, Repression on February 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm


Senegalese are continuing their protests against incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade’s decision to seek a third term in office, erecting barricades and pelting police with rocks just days before a presidential election. Read the rest of this entry »

Kenya: Uhuru and Ruto sowing seeds of discord

In we shall be the prey and the vulture on February 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

by Samuel Owenga, Pambazuka

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and MP for Eldoret North William Ruto organized what was billed as a ‘peace/prayer rally’ on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the 64 Stadium in Eldoret. Read the rest of this entry »