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BBC announces Presenter, Ben Hunte as the first LGBT correspondent

Award-winning Journalist and Reporter for BBC WhatsNew — an exciting weekly TV programme by the BBC for young people in Africa — Ben Hunte was recently announced as the new (and first) LGBT correspondent for the BBC. The news of his appointment was shared on the BBC’s official website and twitter handle on Thursday, 13th December 2018. According to… Read More BBC announces Presenter, Ben Hunte as the first LGBT correspondent

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Newly Appointed President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi speaks up for LGBTI rights

Africa is a generally a dangerous place for LGBTI+ persons. The continent’s long-standing relationship with laws, culture and religion that criminalize and endanger the lives of LGBTI people make it difficult for LGBTI people across the continent to express themselves without fear. In a 2018 report by Amnesty International, only 22 countries out of 54 countries… Read More Newly Appointed President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi speaks up for LGBTI rights

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Africa’s First Sporting Event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals, Afro Games comes to an end

Afro Games is a Sports & Cultural event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals in Africa. The event, the first of its kind in Africa is the brainchild of KZN LGBT Recreation; A non profit organisation for LGBT Youth and Women. The Afro Games aim to promote social cohesion under the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus community… Read More Africa’s First Sporting Event promoting the rights of LGBTI individuals, Afro Games comes to an end

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Nigerian Politician, Andy Obuoforibo says he believes in LGBTQ rights

With Nigerian elections only a few months away, the spotlight has been on Nigerian political aspirants. From TV shows like On the Couch to regular twitter engagements, Nigerians are asking questions regarding their aspirants’ stance on the economy, education and among other things, LGBTQ rights. While some have provided insightful responses to questions on the… Read More Nigerian Politician, Andy Obuoforibo says he believes in LGBTQ rights

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‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ bags 5 awards at the Best of Nollywood Awards 2018

We Don’t Live Here Anymore is the 2018 LGBT feature film by TIERs. Written by Noni Salma, the movie tells the story of two teenage boys in Prominence high school; Tolu Bajulaiye and Chidi Egwuonwu who find themselves embroiled in a high stake scandal that could alter the course of their future. The film stars some… Read More ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ bags 5 awards at the Best of Nollywood Awards 2018

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Pamela Adie releases official statement on the lawsuit against the Corporate Affairs Commission

On the 20th of November, Pamela Adie, Executive Director of the Equality Hub, shared on Twitter that she sued the Corporate Affairs Commission for violating her right to association and freedom of expression by rejecting to register her organisation. In a statement made available to The Rustin Times, Adie gives details on the lawsuit. Read… Read More Pamela Adie releases official statement on the lawsuit against the Corporate Affairs Commission

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Infinix Nigeria releases statement over billboard; Twitter Users demand more

Infinix Nigeria has released a statement over a controversial billboard that has been circulating across the internet. The board read “Say no to lesbianism, homosexuality and drug abuse” and is located at the Abuja Campus of the University of Port Harcourt.     Many internet users went on social media to call out the telephone… Read More Infinix Nigeria releases statement over billboard; Twitter Users demand more

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Best of Nollywood Awards: ‘We Don’t Live here Anymore’ leads nomination list

The nominees for the 2018 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards have been announced and ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ leads the nominees list with 11 nominations. The categories are Movie with the Best Social Message, Movie with the Best Screenplay, Movie with the Best Production Design, Movie with the Best Editing, Most Promising… Read More Best of Nollywood Awards: ‘We Don’t Live here Anymore’ leads nomination list