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If you say being gay is not African, you don’t know your history

September 9, 2015

Bisi Alimi

As I dug deep, I realised that African culture is no stranger to homosexual behaviours and acts

This is the same argument that Robert Mugabe used to suppress the human rights of LGBT people in Zimbabwe; that the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, used when he signed the most dangerous law against LGBT people in the modern world; and that President Yoweri Museveni used in a ceremonial signing of the anti-gay bill in Uganda. This year Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh called for gay people’s throats to be slit.

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