78-year-old Ivorian President Announced a Third-term Bid, Reneging From His Previous Promise

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said he would run for third term after being nominated by his ruling party. This decision came after the death of his preferred successor, the country’s ex-Prime Minister who died in July. Mr Ouattara has been ruling Ivory Coast since 2011 after replacing the then-President Gbagbo. Getting him to power cost the country […]

Gambia: Parliament Debates Motion to Legalize Skin Bleaching

The National Assembly of The Gambia on Wednesday 15 July, debated on a motion to repeal the “Skin Bleaching (Prohibition) Act of 1995. The controversial motion to repeal the Act was tabled by the Justice Minister as part of the government’s law reform process. According to the Justice Minister, the Skin Bleaching (Prohibition) Act of […]

Aid with Conditions: EU Vows To ‘Impose’ LGBTQ in The Gambia on Human Rights Basis

The European Union in The Gambia has made a rare move in public to announce its commitment to addressing same-sex marriage. This comes in a week after the country’s Constitutional Review Commission submitted its Final Draft Constitution to the President, Adama Barrow, in which the Commission adopted the conservative view on marriage as strictly between […]

Africa’s Collectivism vs Liberalism: Sex-change is brave but male circumcision…

Culture & Society In the past years, effective campaigns and mounting pressure from International Human Rights Groups and local activists compelled many African countries to ban female circumcision also known as “Female Genital Mutilation ” due to possible serious medical implications on the woman’s body. FGM is said to be traumatic and has a life-long […]

US LGBTQIA+ Activist Hints on a Campaign to Promote Same-Sex Marriage in Ghana

Giving fresh impetus to the quest to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the Diaspora, several African governments and leaders have recently taken on the campaign for African Americans to return to Africa, leading among them is Ghana. Amidst this overwhelming contentment over the return of descendants of former slaves […]