Maglott’s final Ubuntu profile automatically posted in the hours following his death on August 12, 2016. In one of the many electronic files he left behind, Maglott stated Ubuntu’s mission is to “educate the general community, and empower gay youth, through learning about the contributions and dynamic lives of queer men and women of color. You won’t find this important information on most history/biography websites or media.”
Africa-based nongovernmental organizations and human rights defenders involved with the commission’s work should be fully supported in speaking out, pointing to this body of soft law, and encouraging local and regional leaders to apply African human rights standards to sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
There is also no governmental or non-governmental organisations that protects sexual minorities’ rights. Furthermore, there are no legal proceedings for the protection of sexual minorities’ rights as the new government is still weak and courts and the justice system are ineffective also for investigations and prosecutions.
Between 3rd and 5th of March 2016, South Africa held a regional seminar to find practical solutions for addressing violence and discrimination against persons based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) on; the seminar brought together members of human rights commissions, civil society organizations and activists from all over the continent to figure out feasible and realistic means of ending violence and discrimination based on SOGIE.
One of Africa’s best holiday destinations Seychelles might be the third country on the continent to repeal its antigay laws.
Section 151 of the country’s Penal Code states that a man who has sex with a man against the order of nature can be jailed for up to fourteen years but the Seychelles government is now considering to scrap this law entirely.
Suddenly a voice echoed to my pinna
Strong like a thunderstorm but gentle like a dove
It appeared from the unknown, engulfed me as my partner It shook my cave which had seemed so strong time and again My shell had protected me from the hazard for as long as I had understood This voice of a friend is threatening though not worrying The unusual had occurred; a voice whose identity I had lost from my memory appeared to me!