Nigeria

The Federal Government has approved a draft bill seeking to ban same sex marriages and relationships in the country. If enacted by the National Assembly, offenders face a five-year jail term without option of fine.
Women in the northern Nigerian state of Kano are ignoring a ban stopping them travelling on public motorbike taxis. On Monday religious authorities began implementing the ban passed earlier this year.
Across Nigeria, the prejudice and denial surrounding HIV/AIDS are major obstacles in trying to stem the spread of the pandemic. But the predominantly Muslim North presents special challenges.
Nigerian lawyer Hauwa Ibrahim, who was instrumental in defending Amina Lawal in 2003, has been awarded the 2005 Sakharov Prize.
Results of a baseline needs assessment carried out in northern Nigeria where hundreds of thousands of youth are exposed to higher levels of maternal mortality, forced to marry at lower ages, and have minimal access to modern family planning methods.
A conference of Muslim organisations in the country under the aegis of Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria (SCSN) weekend asked Muslim leaders to resist the promulgation of the Child Rights Act by the various state Houses of Assembly in the north.
Dans le cadre de la politique nationale visant à étendre le champ d'application de la loi islamique (charia), ...
Back from the north and middle belt of Nigeria, Margot Badran writes on current religious-political debates six years after the emergence of “shariah states.”
Christian churches in central Nigeria are accusing politicians of provoking much of the violence that has killed up to 3,000 people in the last four years.
Les députés de l'Etat de Kano, dans le nord du Nigeria, ont voté une loi interdisant aux hommes et aux femmes de s'asseoir ensemble dans le bus, comme prévu par la charia, la loi islamique, rapporte ce vendredi le journal privé Guardian.
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