The siege on homosexuals in Africa: A Nigerian case from the not too distant past – Tola Adenle

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With openly gay and suspected gay individuals facing not only ostracism but harassment and even death in parts of the continent and with even]clergymen who should be preaching caution and love in dealings with those we see as different leading the hate brigade, it seems the time is ripe for the spreading of more awareness about the plight of homosexuals on the continent.  Millions have been persecuted in the name of race, in the name of religion and in the name of anything that sets certain people apart from the majority but while I find it difficult to embrace a man saying, “I do” to another guy, I think we should must not stand in judgment.  Understanding and empathy are needed by those we consider different in place of the hate being spewed  in different parts of the African Continent. TOLA ADENLE, November 27, 2011.]

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Kofoworola Awojobi

Kofoworola Awojobi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where he currently lives. A medical doctor, he had always tended towards getting more atuned to the hidden truths that defines our very existence. He follows world politics avidly in a manner acompanied by self-reflection.

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