In this #ShakaExtraTime. VOA’s Paul Ndiho talks with Straight Talk Africa Host Shaka Ssali about Joyce Banda, South Africa, political processes in Cameroun and Uganda and the White Nile and the Blue Bile. Shaka also answers questions from his social media followers about the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and nepotism, talks about the difference between African Rulers and African Leaders and expands on democracy in Tanzania and South Africa.
Kenya’s High Court is considering whether or not to repeal parts of a colonial-era law banning sex between people of the same gender, a crime punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Rights groups say the law violates the constitution and opens the way to discrimination and abuse of sexual minorities. However, homosexuality remains far from accepted in Kenya, and religious groups have urged the court to uphold the existing law. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Nairobi.