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Old 07-01-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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So, what do gay people do in Nigeria and other African countries when people hate gays so much? I mean, the percentage of gays in Africa is probably about the same as anywhere else... The African (Ethiopian if I remember correctly) guy representing the IMF in Portugal appears to be gay in my view, i.e. judging from the way he walks and moves.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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My parents are from Ghana, my ethnicity is Akan and we are members of the Ashanti tribe.
I had no idea a person could be an ethnicity and a member of a tribe. That weren't the same.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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I had no idea a person could be an ethnicity and a member of a tribe. That weren't the same.
Akans are found throughout West Africa in the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo. Akans also belong to several tribe. For example the Fanti tribe consist of Akans as does the Ashanti tribe.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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So, what do gay people do in Nigeria and other African countries when people hate gays so much? I mean, the percentage of gays in Africa is probably about the same as anywhere else... The African (Ethiopian if I remember correctly) guy representing the IMF in Portugal appears to be gay in my view, i.e. judging from the way he walks and moves.
In Africa as in most of the world being gay is not considered an immutable identity. It is a sex act. That's why the President of Iran said there were no gays in Iran. Of course there are probably men who sleep with men in Iran but there are few if any men going around screeching I'm gay.

In Africa as in most world a man is supposed to marry and have kids. If a man does that generally speaking they can pursue discreet same sex liaisons without much fear. However if one things they are going to be able to prance around pushing a homosexual lifestyle they will be met with resistance. Here's in article on Gay Saudi Arabia that kind of gives you a window into the different views of homosexuality.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...OsIh9QsSse4PlQ
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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Please Nigeria is a running joke among Africans. I watched an Angolan film last week. During one scene the protagonist was bargaining with a market woman over some second hand clothes. He asks the woman if the clothes are real. Her response was she sells good stuff no Nigeria here. The audience full of Africans just laughed. Nigeria is a country with obscene amounts of corruption and decay. The elite like to throw silly fashion shows as if they are doing something worth while. The country is a sewer.

Was going to give a detailed response to your comment.

Then I realized that you are Ghanaian.

Carry on.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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Was going to give a detailed response to your comment.

Then I realized that you are Ghanaian.

Carry on.
Lol. You're a shamed just admit it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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There is an ongoing thread in this forum about "descendant from kings and queens".

What can you tell us about the present status of monarchies in Nigeria? How much actual power do African kings and queens possess, how are they supported, what is their lifestyle like, how many of them are there, are they generally held in respect, do disputes ever arise betwen them?
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:11 AM
 
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Hmmm, I, too, have wondered this.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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The main problems with the Niger-Delta region have not yet been resolved actually - i.e. environmental degradation and limited means for livelihood as a result of oil spills (a lot of Niger-Deltans subsist on fishing and farming). You are probably referring to how the government has been able to put a stop to militants as far as kidnapping expatriates.
Thank you for responding to my questions. What I was referring to, when I asked "what took you (Nigerians) so long" to protest the mess in the Niger delta, was the complete absence of any organizing or militancy prior to the incidents of the last decade or so. Are the people in the region not politicized? Have they never tried to organize to protest the problem? Oil extraction has been going on in the region for generations. Why have those adversely affected by it been so passive for so long? Look at what the Indian movement in Ecuador has achieved: they've taken Chevron to court over destruction of their environment, resulting high incidence of cancer, complete destruction of potable water sources, etc. Has no one in the past attempted to organize the affected communities regarding this issue in Nigeria, or were they somehow prevented from doing so? Speaking of the 20th Century, mainly.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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In Africa as in most of the world being gay is not considered an immutable identity. It is a sex act. That's why the President of Iran said there were no gays in Iran. Of course there are probably men who sleep with men in Iran but there are few if any men going around screeching I'm gay.

In Africa as in most world a man is supposed to marry and have kids. If a man does that generally speaking they can pursue discreet same sex liaisons without much fear. However if one things they are going to be able to prance around pushing a homosexual lifestyle they will be met with resistance. Here's in article on Gay Saudi Arabia that kind of gives you a window into the different views of homosexuality.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...OsIh9QsSse4PlQ
Glad we have largely abandoned those expectations in the West by now. Things are even changing in utterly conservative India as well. Some modern women there never get married and have children anymore, which was kind of unthinkable just a few decades ago.
I think it is nonsense to reduce gayness to sex, because if you are not really gay inside, you can't imagine having sex with someone of your own sex. You would find it disgusting.

What is a homosexual lifestyle? I never understood that term. I am against gay parades and that aggressive kind of homosexuality. But I think it is ok to officially live with your same-sex spouse, in a decent way, without forcing people to deal with your personal life, which most people still feel uncomfortable about and probably always will as it is hard to understand something one has never felt and never will feel, in this case attraction to the same sex.
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