Pan-Africanism: West African gathering will push for rights of LGBT French-speakers

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09/27/2023

Defenders of the human rights of French-speaking African sexual and gender minorities will meet in Ivory Coast in November to coordinate and strengthen efforts on behalf of LGBTQ rights throughout French-speaking Africa. Fierté Afrique Francophone is inviting all defenders of sexual and gender minority rights in French-speaking Africa to come to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, this November for a two-day meeting. The organization originated in 2019, but only became a force to reckon with this year. In an interview, Joseph Messinga-Nkonga of Cameroon, the permanent secretary of Fierté Afrique Francophone, explains the reasons behind the creation of this new network.

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