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World Bank Holds Up Uganda Loan Over Anti-Gay Law
By March 1, 2014 Read More →

World Bank Holds Up Uganda Loan Over Anti-Gay Law

  WASHINGTON — The World Bank on Thursday said it postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda’s health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that usually avoids wading into politics. “We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectives would not […]

As Anti-Gay Witch Hunts Begin In Uganda, Kerry ‘Reviews Relationship’, Museveni Defiant
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

As Anti-Gay Witch Hunts Begin In Uganda, Kerry ‘Reviews Relationship’, Museveni Defiant

With the passage of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality act, which imposes life imprisonment on anyone convicted of being gay or lesbian, a national witch hunt has begun, with leading newspapers posting pictures of known or “suspected” homosexuals, and their addresses, on their front pages.

THE ‘LOVE NOT HATE’ PROGRAMME CONDEMNS THE PASSING OF THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

THE ‘LOVE NOT HATE’ PROGRAMME CONDEMNS THE PASSING OF THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA

Six South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have condemned the passing of the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill, signed into law on 24 February 2014 by Ugandan President Museveni. These NGOs – OUT (Pretoria), Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (Johannesburg), Forum for the Empowerment of Women (Johannesburg), Durban Lesbian and […]

Uganda says healthcare is for all despite anti-gay law
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Uganda says healthcare is for all despite anti-gay law

Uganda’s health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law. Aid charities warn the new bill will have “disastrous” effects on the country’s response to HIV. Uganda is a very conservative society where many people oppose homosexuality. Homosexual acts were already illegal in […]

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South Africa’s Law to Stop Hate Crimes Against Gays
By February 23, 2014 Read More →

South Africa’s Law to Stop Hate Crimes Against Gays

CAPE TOWN – “Every day I live in fear that I will be raped,” said Thembela*, one of thousands of lesbians across South Africa being terrorised by the scourge of “corrective rape”. By Melany Bendix By living openly as a lesbian in Gugulethu township in the Western Cape, Thembela says she is at high risk […]

Harlem Non-Profit Serves African Diaspora and Homeland
By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Harlem Non-Profit Serves African Diaspora and Homeland

NEW YORK — New York City is home to hundreds of ethnic and immigrant groups from around the world, including Africans. But until recently, the African diaspora lacked a center dedicated to their needs, especially regarding HIV/AIDS prevention, counseling and treatment. By Adam Phillips Now, the Harlem-based African Services Committee offers testing and referral services for […]

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Apple Looking at Cars, Medical Devices for Growth
By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Apple Looking at Cars, Medical Devices for Growth

Apple Inc. is looking at cars and medical devices to diversify its sources of revenue as growth from iPhones and iPads slow, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla Motors Inc. founder Elon Musk at the company’s headquarters last year around the same time […]

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Curtailing Human Rights in Uganda: President Museveni to sign “Anti-Homosexuality” bill into law
By February 16, 2014 Read More →

Curtailing Human Rights in Uganda: President Museveni to sign “Anti-Homosexuality” bill into law

Curtailing Human Rights in Uganda: President Museveni to sign “Anti-Homosexuality” bill into law President Obama has issued a statement following the announcement on Friday Feb 14th that President Yoweri Museveni would sign into law the egregious ‘anti-homosexuality” bill into law. President Museveni’s spokesman Ofwono Opondo on Feb 14th 2014 tweeted that the law was “a […]

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Roundups Of Gay Men By Mobs Reported In Nigeria
By February 16, 2014 Read More →

Roundups Of Gay Men By Mobs Reported In Nigeria

Roundups Of Gay Men By Mobs Reported In Nigeria By Nathan James In the weeks since Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed sweeping new legislation, colloquially termed the “Jail The Gays Law”, a witch-hunt atmosphere has pervaded this central African nation. Following initial reports of gay or suspected gay men being arrested by Islamic religious police […]

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Cuba suspends US consular services as bank pulls out
By February 16, 2014 Read More →

Cuba suspends US consular services as bank pulls out

The Cuban government says it has suspended consular services in the United States after an American bank decided to withdraw its facilities. Cuba says it will not be able to renew passports and process visas unless it finds an alternative to the M&T bank. The bank said its decision was taken for business reasons. The […]