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Isabella Bauer


is a freelance journalist and consultant. She specialises in East Africa, Southern Africa and Germany.  

All articles of Isabella Bauer

LGBTQ rights in Africa

LGBTQ rights in Africa – between progress and backlash

Legal and social attitudes towards LGBTQ persons in Africa vary significantly within societies and between countries.

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Human rights

“LGBT people still tend to hide”

Though things have improved, LGBT people still face serious harassment in Uganda

Idi Amin photo exhibition

Facets of a despot

A photo exhibition marks a first tentative attempt by Ugandans to come to terms with the past under Idi Amin

Civil-society engagement

“Music is my friend”

The Ghetto Classics youth orchestra from a Nairobi slum helps members develop vital skills

Slum youth

Music for a better future

Why privileged students like to teach slum youth to play classical instruments in Nairobi

African academics

Looking for happiness abroad

Three Ugandans report on their experiences of living and working in Europe

Pamoja Dance Group

A sad tale about elephants

Nairobi’s Pamoja Dance Group stages an environmental and social drama to raise awareness of elephant poaching

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