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Two men accused of homosexuality freed by Nigerian Shariah court

| Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- A Nigerian Shariah court has freed two men accused of gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club, saying the prosecution failed to prove its case.

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Kerry pressed to review U.S. aid to countries with anti-LGBT laws

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) is Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus.
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus called on the Obama administration Tuesday to review all aid to countries with laws criminalizing homosexuality.

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UN human rights official: Nigeria’s anti-gay law may harm public health

| Thursday, March 13, 2014
APSouth African Navanethem 'Navi' Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
ABUJA, Nigeria -- The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria's new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.

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Four men convicted of gay sex whipped in north Nigerian court

| Thursday, March 6, 2014
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LAGOS, Nigeria -- Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said.

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‘Quiet diplomacy’ faulted for advancement of Africa’s anti-gay laws

| Thursday, February 20, 2014
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DAKAR, Senegal -- Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met in his office with a team of U.S.-based rights activists concerned about legislation that would impose life sentences for some homosexual acts. South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined them by phone, pointing out similarities between Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and racist laws enforced under South Africa's former apartheid government.

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

| Saturday, February 15, 2014
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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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Leaders of Anglican Communion speak out against anti-LGBT violence, laws

| Thursday, January 30, 2014
Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York (left) and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, spiritual heads of the worldwide Anglican Communion, have called upon Church leaders and the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda to support and care for all people “regardless of sexual orientation.”

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Nigeria’s anti-gay law fanning violence, ‘mob justice’ against LGBT people

| Sunday, January 26, 2014
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I woke up at 5:00 am this morning unable to sleep and worrying over my fellow LGBT Nigerians. The violence in the wake of the passing of my country’s anti-gay law keeps me awake and I find myself constantly preoccupied with the security of my friends and countrymen. The violence is now being fanned throughout Nigeria’s churches and mosques, incentivizing violence and “mob justice” against LGBT people...

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Nigerian protesters urge speedy convictions, executions of accused gay men

| Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- Thousands of protesters threw stones into the Shariah court in a north Nigerian city Wednesday, urging the speedy convictions and executions of 11 men arrested for belonging to gay organizations.

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Religious leaders praise Nigeria’s new anti-gay law, claim it’s ‘God’s will’

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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ABUJA, Nigeria -- Leading Christian and Islamic leaders are praising Nigeria's new law banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights.

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