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Botswana prisoners tortured and forced to have homosexual sex

Botswana prisoners tortured and forced to have homosexual sex

Prison inmates revealed to the Gaborone Extension 2 Magistrate Court, this week, how the Gaborone Maximum Security Prison torture routines follow the notorious Guantanamo...
Congolese sex workers attacked for infecting Ugandans with HIV/AIDs

Congolese sex workers attacked for infecting Ugandans with HIV/AIDs

The government of Uganda is concerned about a great number of Congolese sex workers who have recently invaded Karamoja region in North eastern Uganda...
Religion (illustrative)

The Great Deception: The Myth of a Non-Homosexual Africa

During the recent Synod of African Bishops in Rome, it appears the issue of homosexuality in Africa assumed some major significance. Archbishop Robert Sarah,...
Zimbabwe: PWDs demand condom packs in Braille to promote safe sex

Zimbabwe: PWDs demand condom packs in Braille to promote safe sex

Visually impaired people in Zimbabwe have made a bold request to government that condom packs be written in Braille to help them engage in “safe sex”. Through...
Men on Men rape cases in DR Congo: The ordeal of “bush wives”

Men on Men rape cases in DR Congo: The ordeal of “bush wives”

Nearly 200 000 women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have fallen victim to sex crimes since 1996. Very little is known about...
Virginity begins at the tip of the doctor’s scalpel

Virginity begins at the tip of the doctor’s scalpel

The majority of women who seek hymen repair in France live in constant fear that the absence of blood on the wedding night risks...
Kenya: Was the women’s sex strike a success?

Kenya: Was the women’s sex strike a success?

Wednesday 29 April, ten women’s organisations called on Kenyan women to forsake the pleasures of the flesh in order to push the government to...
Globalization: Learning English for sex in Nigeria…

Globalization: Learning English for sex in Nigeria…

Many young people in French-speaking Benin are learning English to adapt to globalization, but some young women have another goal: to enter the thriving...
Of African women, Greeks, the art of sex and politics

Of African women, Greeks, the art of sex and politics

May Day brought with it not only the first whiff of spring but a crop of strikes and protests – the canoodling season and...
Secret hymen repair in Morocco

Secret hymen repair in Morocco

A Moroccan gynecologist, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been practicing hymen repair in Casablanca, Morocco for about two years now. She returned to...
Zimbabwe Constitution: Gays fear Mugabe’s animosity

Zimbabwe Constitution: Gays fear Mugabe’s animosity

The drafting of Zimbabwe’s constitution, already faced with confrontations from interest groups, has seen the homosexual community calling for their rights to be...
Egypt: “Metro”, eroticism banned

Egypt: “Metro”, eroticism banned

Metro, the first graphic novel in Arabic, has become the latest cause of a loud Egyptian clamour. The cartoonist, Magdy el-Shafee, accused of violating...
Sierra Leone: Clitoris cutting now an adult only affair

Sierra Leone: Clitoris cutting now an adult only affair

In Sierra Leone village chiefs, community members and women who perform female genital cutting have signed an agreement stating that girls in northern Kambia...
Black women seeking clitoris reconstruction not a luxury

Black women seeking clitoris reconstruction not a luxury

Amid high demand from victims of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) for clitoral reconstruction surgery available in Burkina Faso, the procedure remains unaffordable...
Virgin before marriage, indispensable or superfluous?

Virgin before marriage, indispensable or superfluous?

At the dawn of the XXI century, virginity is still a delicate subject. What do Africans and Afro Caribbeans think about this phenomenon? Is...
I am a dying African bestial porn actor stranded in Europe

I am a dying African bestial porn actor stranded in Europe

Lolita is from Nigeria and at only 26 years of age her testimony seems almost unbelievable. Her story perfectly illustrates some of the hardships...
Rapists in northern Ivory Coast on the loose

Rapists in northern Ivory Coast on the loose

Women in villages around Korhogo, 630 km north of Abidjan the capital of Côte d’Ivoire, dare not walk to their fields alone for fear...
Prostitute! Forced sex through Africa to Europe on a bus

Prostitute! Forced sex through Africa to Europe on a bus

Janny* just arrived in Paris. She is West African, abused, raped, exploited, she thought that her life would be much better in Europe. To...
Women, sex and one night stands: an increasing trend

Women, sex and one night stands: an increasing trend

Young women are more promiscuous than men, according to a survey that claims the average 21-year-old has had nine sexual partners compared with seven...
Religion (illustrative)

What has Africa done to organised religion to deserve this…

The recent declaration made by the Roman Catholic Pope on the use of condoms while on his way to Africa has caused widespread hue...
Virginity: The Hymen and Foreskin under lock and key

Virginity: The Hymen and Foreskin under lock and key

Rape, violence, diseases, families losing their composure... Panic stricken South African parents have turned to Zulu traditional practices to protect their children from a...
Catholic Church seeks damage control after Pope gaffe

Catholic Church seeks damage control after Pope gaffe

Closing ranks behind Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, the Vatican fought back against the widespread international condemnation of the pontiff’s claim – made on...
Virgin by all means possible: The search for a new hymen

Virgin by all means possible: The search for a new hymen

"Virginity!" is the cherished motto of adherents of the "cult of the hymen." It is primarily based on the bleeding of the sacred...
Maggi Cube: A suppository and enema for a “bubble butt”?

Maggi Cube: A suppository and enema for a “bubble butt”?

Claiming that their men prefer plumper buttocks, some women in the Democratic Republic of Congo have turned to the use of Maggi cube (a...
Sexy campaigns for gay men in South Africa

Sexy campaigns for gay men in South Africa

Dance music pumps from large speakers while a half dozen shirtless young men serve drinks at a bar bathed in pink light. It is...
Tea pickers, dangerous sex and Kenya

Tea pickers, dangerous sex and Kenya

Tea picking is a backbreaking job. But in dire need of jobs, some travel very far to work on Kenya's vast tea plantations. They...
Egypt : “Old Maids” protest on Facebook

Egypt : “Old Maids” protest on Facebook

Yomna Moktar could not take anymore of the stigmatisation and marginalisation from her fellow Egyptians towards single women. The young journalist’s decision to react...
Senegal’s judicial doublespeak and homosexuality

Senegal’s judicial doublespeak and homosexuality

Nine homosexuals were sentenced to eight years behind bars, Tuesday, in Dakar, Senegal. The men were arrested in a flat on the outskirts of...
Sudan and FGM: “The clitoris is dirty”

Sudan and FGM: “The clitoris is dirty”

A law passed in November 2008 prohibiting female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the state of Southern Kordofan is unique in Sudan. But for it...
When older men long for young girls in the name of religion

When older men long for young girls in the name of religion

Zainab ran away from home, not because she was a rebellious child, a truant or a wayward girl. She was only 12 yeas old,...