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Uganda: Report finds over 89 cases of violations against LGBTI persons

25/07/2015

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Newspapers in Uganda have been used to out LGBTI Ugandans. Photo Huffington Post.

Austin Bryan, Managing Editor Last Modified: 07:33 a.m. EDT, 25 July 2015 KAMPALA, Uganda – A new report on abuses based on gender identity and sexual orientation found at least 89 verified cases of violations against LGBTI Ugandans in 2014. The report, released Thursday by the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, found that in […]

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Timbuktu Rebuilt After Radical Islamist Destroyed

23/07/2015

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Timbuktu, Mali, Photo by Xavier Bartaburu

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 11:02 a.m. EDT, 23 July 2015 TIMBUKTU, Mali – In 2012 we reported on the modern trend of the destruction of ancient artifacts by radicals, and in Mali the destruction of Timbuktu was an equally notable travesty. It is incomprehensible that any Muslim would try to destroy this legendary center […]

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Hundreds Dead in Ghana Infrastructure Failure

17/06/2015

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Municipal Workers Cleaning Massive Open Sewers, Accra, Ghana, Photo by Z

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 17:30 p.m. EST, 17 June 2015 GHANA, Accra – In a similar pattern to other African capitals, Accra has snowballed to four million residents, doubling in size within the last 20-years. This growth means that Ghana’s capital has a growing population that increasingly puts pressure on a city that […]

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Egyptian Policeman Receives Life Sentence for Raping Disabled Girl in Police Station

16/06/2015

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Egyptian Trial, Photo by Middle East Voices

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:43 a.m. EST, 16 June 2015 CAIRO, Egypt – According to the activist Engy Ghozlan of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR), nearly 200,000 rapes occur annually in Egypt. This figure was presented in response to a 2008 U.N. report which quoted Egypt’s Interior Ministry’s figure which was […]

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Lighting a Continent the World Views as Dark

10/06/2015

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Solar Power, Louise Falcon

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 11:02 a.m. EST, 10 June 2015 “And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven give light upon the earth: and it was so.” ~ Genesis 1:15 KJV Location: USA Conquest Space Station Time: Unknown Year: 2050 Mae finishes the day’s responsibilities at the […]

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