Nigeria’s anti-LGBT laws block access to health care

By Shannon Marie Harmon LGBT+ people in Nigeria experience discrimination that hinders their access to health care, including for mental health problems that have been overlooked by many organisations, the Bisi Alimi Foundation has reported based on an online survey. The survey, published this month (13 January), aims to raise awareness about physical and mental …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 January 2016

A selection of headlines about Africa gathered from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Pride & Prejudice: How African LGBT Activists are Risking Their Lives to Bring Tolerance to Their Homes Source: Essence Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps and fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side Source: Daily Maverick Exposed! The world …

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Africa News Headlines – Pope Francis Visits Uganda – 27 November 2015

A selection of news headlines from Africa and around the globe reporting on the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda on Friday, November 27, 2015. A Pope Last Visited Uganda in 1993, Here’s What Has Changed Since Then Source: The Independent Why African countries should emulate Uganda’s stance on religious unity Source: Ventures Africa Pope …

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Africa News Headlines for 24 November 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Girls’ education in Africa boosted by pioneering alert technology Source: Financial Times iVote Empowers African Education Sector with e-Learning Technologies Source: African Brains Portable solution to a potable issue Source: The Daily Progress Zimbabwe Govt Urged to Review Drugs Penalties …

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Why men who have sex with men have problems with health care in Africa

Adamson S. Muula, University of Malawi Providing prisoners, sex workers, adolescents and men who have sex with men with sexual and reproductive health services has been advocated by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations and several other international bodies. As a result, most national governments have heeded this advice and cater for these …

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