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Nigerian police are considering charges against 42 men arrested in Lagos on account of their alleged homosexuality, the latest example of the country’s tough stance against the gay community. In 2014, former president Goodluck Jonathan signed the same-sex marriage prohibition bill, forbidding marriage, same-sex cohabitation and any “public show of same-sex amorous relationship”.

 

 

Penalties range from 10 to 14 years in jail and although no one has yet been charged under the law it has stoked fear in Nigeria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. On Saturday, dozens were arrested when police raided a hotel in the Owode-Onirin district of northern Lagos. “We are still profiling them to determine those who are culpable before charging them to court in accordance with the law,” said Lagos state police spokesman Olarinde Famous-Cole. “Some of them were said to be known to the residents as homosexuals and they were taken into custody for further investigation,” he added.

 

 
The 42 men remain in custody
They were detained at a gathering where counsellors were providing HIV screening tests, said gay rights activist Bisi Alimi, who launched a petition on Twitter demanding they be released. “The party was held in the hall of the hotel where HIV testing and counselling was available,” Alimi said. “It wasn’t an orgy in a hotel room like we’ve read (in the media),” he said, adding that “the men arrested never said they were gay.” In April, 53 men were arrested in the northern state of Zaria and were accused of participating in a gay wedding.

 
They pled not guilty and were released on bail but the case has yet to resume in court. “People arrested often find a way to get out, but there will be no updates on their case and we will not know what happened to these men,” said Alimi, who now lives in London after coming out as gay in Nigeria. LGBT activists say the legislation is often used to extort money. In a recent report for Human Rights Watch, researchers said the 2014 law is used to “legitimise abuses against LGBT people, including widespread extortion, mob violence, arbitrary arrest, torture in detention, and physical and sexual violence.”

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More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out. Homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail in Nigeria, while gay marriage and displays of same-sex affection are also banned. The event that was raided was to raise awareness about HIV testing in the gay community in Lagos, activist for gay rights in Nigeria Bisi Alimi told the BBC.

 
– BBC

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MultiChoice has stopped airing six pro-gay children programmes on three DSTV channels following complaints by subscribers about their content. The programmes are Loud House, the Legend of Korra, Hey Arnold, Steven Universe, Adventure Time and Clarence. They were aired on Nickelodeon, Nicktoons and Cartoon Network. Disclosing this, Tina Wamala, communications manager of DSTV Uganda, said the suspension of the programmes will affect viewers across Africa.

 
The suspension was as a result of Kenya Film Classification Board{KFCB}’s ban of the programmes from being broadcast in the country after subscribers complained that they were not fit for young viewers. In a statement last month, KFCB stated that, “Most of these programmes target vulnerable children with subtle messages that are deliberately designed to corrupt their moral judgment regarding the institution of family.”

 

 
Wamala says that the suspension will last as long as Turner Broadcasting System that provides content to Cartoon Network, and Viacom International Media Networks, which serve Nickelodeon and Nicktoons get a solution to the complaints. Wamala says the only censoring tool available for subscribers is the parental control option that allows parents to make certain channels and programs unavailable for viewers of a certain age.

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The President of the Ashanti Regional Christian Council of Ghana Youth Ministry, Mr. Lawrence Senyo, has said should Ghanaians not wake up, gays would handle the day-to-day administration of the country in future. According to the youth leader whose words fuel homophobia, he said, “Let us rise and build the church and Ghana. It is our prayer, as a Council, that God Almighty directs the executives of the Methodist youth, or the executives to the right direction and right task ahead. Time is coming that homosexuals and gays will be leaders of Ghana, because we (Christians) are shying away from dominion.” Senyo made this disclosure in his message at the 15 Biennial Conference of the Kumasi Methodist Youth Fellowship Conference which held recently at the Independent Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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