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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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2015-01-28 Hassan Nasrallah

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-28 Lebanon

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-27 Barack Obama

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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2015-01-27 oil

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 1)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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2015-01-26 eurozone

Greece takes on Europe: Historic elections rock status quo (part 1)

An historic election for Greece, a pivotal moment for Europe. Alex Tsipras's far-left Syriza party has blown open the mainstream parties' decades-long lock on power. Despite...

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