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Pope: Fighting social injustice as important as fighting abortion

Pope Francis said on Monday that Catholics should not give “excessive importance” to certain Church rules while disregarding others, urging opponents of abortion to show equal passion for the lives of the poor and oppressed.

Kenyan court blocks anal probe as test for homosexuality

A Kenyan appeals court has blocked authorities from using an anal examination to test whether two men had gay sex, which is criminalized in the East African nation.

Pope Francis: peacemaker and game-changer

Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.

Man arraigned in Sokoto for alleged homosexuality

A 22-year-old man, Umar Yusuf, was on Thursday arraigned before a Sokoto Magistrates’ Court for an alleged homosexual act with a 10-year-old boy.

Man initiates 50 boys into homosexuality

A suspected gay, simply identified as Ibe, narrowly escaped death after some angry youths from of Ntighauzo Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State caught him having sex with another man.

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI says he is frail, in last phase of his life

In a rare public statement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he is becoming increasingly frail but is at peace with the prospect of death.

Tunisia police disperse LGBT protesters

Plain-clothed Tunisian police on Saturday broke up a demonstration by LGBT activists in the centre of the capital after it was banned "for their own security", the interior ministry said.

EU court rejects sexuality tests for gay asylum seekers

The EU's top court says psychological tests should not be used as grounds to reject asylum claims from people fleeing countries where homosexuality is illegal.

Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Two Indonesian men have been arrested for allegedly uploading a video of themselves having sex to social media, police said Tuesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.

NSCDC records 1,204 criminal, civil cases in Jigawa

The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) recorded 1,204 cases comprising 321 criminal and 883 civil matters in 2017.

Woman arrested for kissing another woman in Tanzania after video goes viral

A woman could face jail in Tanzania after a video of her kissing another woman and presenting her with a ring went viral.

Gay fans warned over holding hands at Russia World Cup

Gay football fans at the 2018 World Cup will be warned about holding hands in public as part of advice on keeping safe in Russia.

Egypt jails 16 for ‘debauchery’ as LGBT crackdown continues

Sixteen men arrested last month during a crackdown on homosexuality by the authorities in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison.

Homosexuality not on Ghana’s agenda – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the issue of same-sex relationships was not on the agenda of the West African country. He, however, believes that its snowball effect will soon reach Africa.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Bobrisky can’t be jailed unless caught in the act – Keyamo

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo, has said Bobrisky (Idris Okuneye) can not go to jail for admitting that he is an homosexual except caught in the act.

Amnesty condemns Egypt bill to criminalise homosexuality

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned a draft bill in the Egyptian parliament that would criminalise homosexuality, in what the rights group called an “unprecedented homophobic crackdown”.

Egypt extends detention of man held over rainbow flag

Egyptian state security prosecutors have extended the pre-trial detention of a young man arrested on charges of "promoting deviance" after fans waved rainbow flags at a rock concert last month.

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