Former Nigerian lawmaker Senator Abiola Ajimobi dies at 70

Abiola Ajimobi, a former Nigerian senator who finished his second term as Oyo State governor last year, has died. He was aged 70. Mr Ajimobi died on Thursday at a private hospital in Lagos after spending weeks in intensive care for coronavirus complications. Mr Ajimobi’s passing came a week after he was rumoured to have… Read More Former Nigerian lawmaker Senator Abiola Ajimobi dies at 70

Gabon lawmakers vote to reverse criminalisation of homosexuality

Lawmakers in Gabon’s lower house of parliament voted to decriminalise homosexuality, becoming one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to reverse a law that punishes sexual relations between people of the same sex. In the vote late on Tuesday, 48 members of parliament backed the proposed initiative by the government to revise an article… Read More Gabon lawmakers vote to reverse criminalisation of homosexuality

Three white men indicted with murder of black man in Georgia

Three white men arrested last month in the slaying of a Black man who was gunned down as he jogged through a suburban neighborhood in Georgia four months ago were indicted on Wednesday on murder and other charges. Video footage showing the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, in the coastal southern Georgia town of Brunswick,… Read More Three white men indicted with murder of black man in Georgia