Gay activists, LGBT community members and the UN have warned that a Bill banning same-sex unions could legitimise homophobic violence in Nigeria.
Analysts have questioned whether Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan can claw back support ahead of elections next year.
The SA men's 4x100m relay team gave SA their fourth gold medal and set a new world record in 41.78 seconds at the Paralympic Games in London.
Oscar Pistorius returns to the track today, days after his 200m defeat was clouded by controversy over claims his rivals had an unfair advantage.
Ireland's Jason Smyth has staked his claim to challenge Oscar Pistorius as king of the track at the Paralympics
The Paralympics have greeted the first day of athletics but the mood was overshadowed by a mix-up that saw the wrong athlete awarded gold.
Britain's most famous living scientist, Stephen Hawking, will appear at the opening ceremony of London's Paralympic Games on Wednesday.
The 2012 Paralympic Games are due to begin in London on Wednesday, with Natalie du Toit and Oscar Pistorius leading the South African charge.
The world's top athletes with a disability meet in London next week for what organisers say will be the biggest Paralympics in the Games' history.
Chanting to cure snakebites and claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex could be banned by an Indian state to protect the vulnerable.