Africa: Anti-Gay Laws Are the Playthings of Presidents Intent On Distraction

[African Arguments]Recently, international media coverage has told us that Africa is the most homophobic continent in the world. This is a tricky position to be in as in the contemporary world being ‘gay friendly’ seems to be the ultimate measure of goodness. Accordingly, all the world’s missiles are now trained at Africa’s homophobia. And an easy target it is too. From cancelling state visits to threatening aid cuts and pulling businesses out of the continent, the west has not minced its words when it comes to the consequen