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A drama group in El Geneina, West Darfur, present a piece of theatre drama on human rights violations. The actors were trained by UNAMID on 'basic human rights concepts'. (Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID).

Do Africans Think ‘Human Rights’ Are A Western Concept? Unscientific Answers From A Twitter Poll

It is only the weak and disenfranchised who find refuge in claiming a universal humanity. The powerful have no particular need to.


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Tshepo Modisane and Thoba Sithole, both 27 years old, on their wedding day; South Africa is the only African country that recognises same-sex marriage. (Photo/ Flickr/ Trent Kelley)

Homosexuality In Africa And ‘Morality’ As A Political Contest

Our attitudes about sex and morality often have little to do with sexual acts themselves. They are more often about our perceptions of power or powerlessness


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African Countries Where Homosexuality Is Legal, Decriminalised Or Law Is Silent As At 2008

In Sudan, southern Somalia and northern Nigeria homosexuality is punishable by death. In Uganda, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone, offenders can receive life imprisonment for homosexual acts