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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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2017-04-27 Debate

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

100 days on and Donald Trump's yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-27 Debate

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 2)

100 days on and Donald Trump's yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-26 Emmanuel Macron

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-25 Asia-pacific

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 1)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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