24th January 2014
Nigerian newspaper claims that woman ‘publicly disowned her cat’ because she declared it was gay 28
7:21 PM — Reports from a newspaper in Nigeria claim that a woman in the country disowned her cat which she suspected was gay.
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man ‘fears he will never see him again’ 3
11:41 AM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, fears he will never see him again.
23rd January 2014
Eastenders actress slams Nigeria’s anti-gay law as ‘absurd’ 2
7:00 PM — Actress Luisa Bradshaw-White has criticised Nigeria and other African countries for pushing ahead with anti-gay legislation.
22nd January 2014
US has no plans to withdraw aid to Nigeria in wake of anti-gay law introduction 18
7:44 PM — The US Government has denied that it is to withdraw financial aid to Nigeria towards fighting HIV and AIDS amid the fallout from the recently introduced anti-gay law, but has said it will ensure its funding is not in violation of the law.
Nigeria: Thousands of protesters throw stones into court urging executions of gay men 53
5:42 PM — Nigerian security personnel were on Wednesday forced to fire guns into the air to disperse thousands of protesters who threw stones at a court containing men accused of being gay.
UK man held in Uganda for breaking anti-gay laws to be deported 5
12:49 PM — A British man charged in Uganda after images of him having sex with a man were published in a newspaper is to be deported back to Britain within hours.
21st January 2014
Famous Kenyan author comes out as gay in birthday article 10
11:56 AM — A prominent author in Kenya has come out as gay, in a country where homosexuality remains illegal.
20th January 2014
Malawi: Men jailed for breaking anti-gay laws begin appeal at high court 2
4:32 PM — Three men sentenced under tough anti-gay laws in Malawi have begun their appeal to the country's high court.
17th January 2014
Arrests of people perceived to be gay spread across Nigeria 11
7:22 PM — Following the passage of a law which further criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, gay rights activists have said that the number of arrests is rapidly increasing across the country.
Gay Ugandans cautiously welcome President Museveni’s decision to veto anti-gay law 2
11:04 AM — Campaigners have welcomed the decision of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
President of Uganda refuses to sign ‘jail the gays’ bill into law 41
10:06 AM — The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has refused to sign a controversial new bill into law that could have seen gay men and women jailed for life.
16th January 2014
Nigeria: Muslim man receives 20 lashes by Sharia court for breaking anti-gay laws 14
3:43 PM — A Nigerian man has received 20 lashes after an Islamic court convicted him of breaking laws against homosexuality.
Muslim rights group: Western countries should ‘desist from interfering’ with Nigerian anti-gay law 13
3:24 PM — A Muslim rights group in Nigeria has commended the country's president for signing a law which further criminalises same-sex marriage, gay organisations and any display of homosexuality.
Nigeria: 11 Muslim men accused of being gay face possible death sentence by religious court 30
2:32 PM — An Islamic court in Nigeria has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of violating their religion due to their alleged sexuality – if found guilty they could be sentenced to death by stoning.
Richard Branson rallies business leaders against Nigerian and Ugandan anti-gay laws 6
1:14 PM — Virgin founder Richard Branson has for a second time spoken out about the legal situation for gay people in Uganda, to urge for an appeal against the country's new anti-gay law.
15th January 2014
UN Secretary General expresses deep concern over Nigerian anti-gay law 10
7:42 PM — The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern at a new law in Nigeria which further criminalises same-sex relationships.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague: I am disappointed and concerned by Nigeria’s new anti-gay laws 17
4:55 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan for approving a draconian anti-gay law.
UK aid to Nigeria doesn’t fund government because of gay and human rights concerns 15
4:07 PM — The British Government has defended decisions to increase aid to Nigeria despite a newly-introduced anti-gay law, saying that the country's government does not actually receive any of the money.
EU foreign policy chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law breaks the country’s own constitution 4
1:12 PM — The EU's foreign policy chief says Nigeria's anti-gay law breaks "fundamental human rights".