In a big day for LGBT residents of Botswana, an attempt to overturn the decriminalisation of homosexuality has failed in court. Also, South Africa's government says it is being punished as it tries to get countries to walk back some of their Covid-19 travel restrictions. And the China-Africa summit kicks off in Dakar, where participants are discussing trade, conflict and the coronavirus pandemic.
26 Nov 2021
Religious parties argue the gender change law is promoting homosexuality, dubbing it "un-Islamic." A bill in the Muslim-majority country's Senate seeks to make the sex change procedure more difficult for citizens.
10 Nov 2021
In a recent episode of "The Oprah Conversation," Smith divulged the early days of his relationship with Oprah Winfrey. "We drank every day, and had sex multiple times every day, for four straight months," the 67-year-old read from an excerpt of Smith's book, as quoted by E! News.
17 Oct 2021
Throughout the Middle East, sex education is slowly becoming less of a taboo. On social media, millions are daring to ask everything about "it."
7 Oct 2021
Defenders of capitalism argue that it's conducive to creating wealth, encouraging innovation and promoting individual freedoms. Advocates for socialism counter that it reduces inequality and improves access to basic rights such as health and education. But what about the effects of these systems on sex? In her book, "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism”, Prof. Kristen Ghodsee says socialist policies improve women’s economic independence... and their sex lives. She joined us on Perspective.
26 Sep 2021
It’s naturally part of every human space exploration but remains taboo. Here’s what we do and don’t know about cosmic sex.
13 Jul 2021
A petition calling for the ban of the consumption of dog meat in Nigeria has garnered thousands of signatures online. Titled “Stop Nigeria’s Barbaric Dog Meat Industry,” the petition seeks a ban and shutdown of the dog meat trade industry in Nigeria.
3 Jul 2021
The number of registered sex workers in Germany fell by 38% last year due to the pandemic, with many likely pushed to go underground. COVID-related shutdowns have hampered both services and registration.
14 May 2021
More than 20 women in the east of DR Congo say they were coerced into having sex with aid workers sent into their community to help them face an Ebola crisis. We speak to one of the investigators, Robert Flummerfelt. Also in the country, an anti-corruption coalition warns that DR Congo could lose up to $4 billion from murky mining and oil deals with sanctions-hit Israeli businessman Dan Gertler. And a grave dating back thousands of years has been discovered in Kenya, helping shed light on the cultural evolution of man.
WHO advises against making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory, APC dissolves party organs across Nigeria and more
8 Dec 2020
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30 Nov 2020
She is a civil rights activist and the founder of the “Me Too” movement which is now a global phenomenon raising awareness about sexual harassment. Here are a few facts about our Guardian Woman personality of the week.
28 Nov 2020
Blondie star Debbie Harry speaks to Eve Jackson about a life of rock 'n' roll madness. They chat about her autobiography, recently translated into French, which features stories of hanging out with Andy Warhol, taking drugs, being flashed by David Bowie and having her house taken by the tax collector – all while becoming a trailblazing rock star. It covers her adoption aged three months and goes all the way up to her recent 2017 album "Pollinator". The band has just announced a UK against-the-odds tour for November 2021 with the group Garbage.