This has been an almost schizophrenic week in the history of gay rights in Africa — and the courts have been at the centre of it. 

In Kenya, conservative Muslims — an estimated 10% of the population is Muslim — protested outside the supreme court on Friday, complaining about its recent decision that will allow official registration of the National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC). The judgment found it unconstitutional to deny the organisation the right to associate on the basis of its members’ sexual orientation. ..

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