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Latest update : 2014-01-20

Gay Rights: Africa's anti-gay backlash

This week we learned Nigeria had banned gay marriage, gay groups and gay signs of public affection. Last month, Uganda's parliament sent a bill to the president's desk that would make homosexuality itself punishable by life in prison. While the West increasingly adopts same-sex marriage, why the growing backlash on the African continent?

Watch our special report in full: Cameroon: Where being gay is a crime

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

Our guests

Marc Perelman

French politics specialist

Joseph AKORO

Nigerian human rights activist and former director, Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria

Thomas FOUQUET LAPAR

International spokesperson for LGBT

Issa Tchiroma BAKARY

Cameroonian Minister of Communication

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2015-05-21 Ireland

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 1)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-21 Gay marriage

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 2)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 2)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 1)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-19 migrants

Cast adrift: Who's going to save South Asia’s boat people? (part 2)

Whose job is it to save those desperate enough to set out on the high seas? In southeast Asia, an estimated 4,000 men, women and children from Burma and Bangladesh drift in boats...

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