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Activists urge Obama to include LGBT rights on Africa summit agenda

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
LGBT-rights-Africa
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders. The Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization, and Human Rights First, which advocates aggressive U.S. stances on ...

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Mob attacks suspected gays in Nigeria to ‘cleanse’ their neighborhood

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria -- A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said Saturday.

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Dozens arrested for being gay in Nigeria in response to new anti-gay law

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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LAGOS, Nigeria -- Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said Tuesday.

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Nigeria president signs bill outlawing same-sex marriage, gay rights groups

Monday, January 13, 2014
David Karp, APNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has signed a draconian anti-gay law banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders.

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