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.
Haiti’s new prime minister Ariel Henry announced on 7 July that President Jovenel Moïse had been assassinated the night before.
“At around one o’clock in the morning, on the night of Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 July 2021, a group of unidentified individuals, some of whom spoke in Spanish, attacked the President of the Republic’s private residence and mortally wounded the Head of State,” the head of government announced in a statement.
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Call for calm
“Condemning this odious, inhumane and barbaric act,” the prime minister called on “the population to remain calm” and assured that “the country’s security situation” is “under control.”
President Moïse had appointed Henry, a doctor, as prime minister on 6 July. The previous head of government had not even lasted three months in the post.
The President had been under intense pressure for several months, as large swathes of the population had been demanding his departure amid a constitutional crisis.
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