One tabloid claimed to “expose” 200 LGBT people, one day after Uganda’s president signed a new anti-LGBT bill into law.
Grab your keys and a friend.
“Treat me as a human being, consider me as you would consider yourself,” African refugee Albert Kafuka asks in a new video documenting the continued fight against the discrimination and harassment of LGBT asylum seekers in South Africa.
And they want you to know that neither does anyone else.
“We mustn’t lose sight of what is important here.” “Saving Africa?”
“We can no longer afford to discriminate against people on the basis of age, sex, ethnicity, migrant status, sexual orientation and gender identity, or any other basis — we need to unleash the full potential of everyone,” Joaquim Chissano wrote in an open letter to African leaders.
Yesterday one of the world’s harshest bills against same-sex relationships was signed into law in Nigeria, and 38 people have already been arrested for being gay.
While sodomy is already illegal in Nigeria, a strict new law means same-sex couples could face up to 14 years in prison.
At a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan, men refuse to leave as violence sweeps through the nation.
The anatomy of the Twitterstorm that cost media PR pro Justine Sacco her job.
Justine Sacco is at the center of a massive Twitter storm after apparently joking that white people can’t get AIDS. Update: The Twitter account has been deleted.
Having an elephant at your wedding is better than not having an elephant at your wedding.
The bill, which now heads to President Yoweri Museveni for his signature, could see LGBT Ugandans jailed for life.
This is the second time this year an alleged rape victim and a journalist, who reported on the crime, have been imprisoned in Somalia.
You may not actually be a world traveler, but you can globe-trot vicariously through the magic of Instagram. Earth is pretty, y’all.
The plane crashed in a Namibian national park near the border of Angola.
Where’s Djibouti? Malawi? Seriously, there’s no way you’ll share your result of the first try with the world.
Sad African™ is saved by Kind Middle-Class White Woman.
“The common media image of the African continent is one of extremes. But how can we identify the extremes without first establishing the norms?”
In an attempt to fight off poachers, conservationists in Kenya are putting microchips in the county’s rhino population.
Piracy is currently at a five-year low. But that doesn’t mean it’s going away anytime soon: For many Somalis, it’s their only choice.
Oh. my. gosh. can’t. watch.
What if sunrise was at 10am? These geography factoids are simply astonishing.
Because your dream vacation really should reflect how cool you are. Duh.
Surely the best thing about traveling the world is finding all the best record shops, right?
Find out if you’re more Apple Maps than Google Maps.
The President is in Tanzania, on the third and final leg of his Africa trip, where he was greeted different groups of local dancers. As he was watching their skilled and well-choreographed traditional dances, he felt inclined to share a bit of American heritage - by dancing like your nerdy uncle.
A day before Obama and Bush have a joint appearance in Tanzania, Obama rebuffs critics of his AIDS policy and praises George W. Bush’s efforts.