Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.
Despite taking a step backwards, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights can redeem itself by continuing to protect the rights of LGBTQ persons on the continent
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
The emergent AU law is seen as distinct and separate from international law and the domestic laws of member states.
African countries are bound by continental law to put aside funds for the protection of women's rights, but very few have managed to put their gender-budgeting guidelines into practice
Former Chadian president Hissène Habré's fate will be sealed by the appeals judgment in a part domestic and international trial bringing closure to victims and human rights champions after a 20 years.