This article is about the treatment of homosexuals in Africa and how the leaders of numerous countries there even campaign and codon homosexuality. More specifically Uganda, Cameroon, Congo(DRC), Malawi and Nigeria. "Homosexuals are "worse than pigs and dogs" asserted one former African President" (Paul Semugoma, Steave Nemande, Stefan D Baral). Treating the very small population of Africa as though they caused all disasters and destruction of all. Even though they know that the many homosexuals in Africa had already been there even before colonial times. Bill were passed against same gender sexuality, even the death penalty is granted. Also mentioning that because most of the bias against homosexuality, clinics and health facilities even blame them for the spread of HIV/AIDS virus. "People working in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in Africa should not be blind to the forces of homophobia and prejudice against homosexuals." (Paul Semugoma, Steave Nemande, Stefan D Baral). The discrimination at most times comes to the point that if the transmission of the HIV virus was by that of the same gender, clinical staff openly harass and even became reluctant when providing their services.
This is an opinionated article and is meant to affront the leaders of Africa countries intelligently. There are many supporters for gay rights all over the world but in Africa their is a necessary need for re-educating the homophobic population and reminding them that they too (homosexuals) are human being too.
Semugoma, Paul, Steave Nemande, and Stefan D. Barai. "The Irony Of Homophobia In Africa." Lancet 380.9839 (2012): 312-314. Academic Search Premier. Web. 2 July 2013.