In Africa's most populous nation, a differing of opinions is a given. But when it comes views on homosexuality and queerness in the country, ... those of the elite take precedence. The colonial legacy in Nigeria has left the country, like many others, with a bias against non-heterosexual relations. And this has in turn been eaten up and spat out by the major religious institutions in the country.
Since she took office President Hassan, who is from the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, has distanced herself from some of the controversial policies that was implemented by Magufuli. He denied that the global Covid-19 pandemic was a problem, silenced any dissenting voices and was in conflict with some foreign investors.
She is taking a more moderate path than Magufuli but has yet to announce all the policies she hopes to pursue during the rest of her term.