LGBTQ+ individuals face numerous challenges all over the world, however, it must be said that these challenges are more acute in Nigeria. While other countries on the continent, such as Cape Verde and South Africa have taken steps towards the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community, Nigeria has done the opposite.
In Burkina Faso, the military seized power in the cities of Ouagadougou, Kaya, and Ouahigouya. While the phrases “military coup” and “public jubilation” may seem an odd pairing to western ears, in the capital city of Ouagadougou, hundreds took to the streets in celebration.
Al-Shabab (‘Youth’ in Arabic) is a radical Islamic terrorist group in Somalia that sprung up from the ashes of the Union of Islamic Courts. The Union held power in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, in 2006, before eventually being forced out by the Ethiopian army.