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By August 31, 2014 Read More →

As Russian troops continue their invasion of Northeastern Ukraine, the former Soviet republic’s LGBT community faces new dangers as bombs and shells rain down on their cities. Beginning Tuesday, “thousands” of Russian soldiers, weapons, and military vehicles have poured across the border, capturing towns and cities in the Dontesk region, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the Kiev government since May.

James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper
By August 24, 2014 Read More →

James Foley executioner said identified as British rapper

British and American intelligence services have identified the man suspected of beheading US journalist James Foley as a UK citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State, the Sunday Times reported.

Gay and not free in South Africa
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Gay and not free in South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira Groudup A gay man from the DRC claims the Congolese community in South Africa will not rest until they kill him. Junior Miteo Kalonji, 34, wept hard as he talked about his life. GroundUp had to stop the interview three times when he broke down. On 11 August, Kalonji says he was […]

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Nigeria Confirms 10 Ebola Cases

Nigerian officials on Monday said one new Ebola case was diagnosed over the weekend, raising the country’s total to 10 confirmed cases. With the new Ebola case, the number of people who have come into contact with the disease has grown, and officials are now

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Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates
By August 11, 2014 Read More →

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates. The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack. The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located. “We heard a lot of gunshots, and we saw people running […]

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned
By August 9, 2014 Read More →

Uganda Holds First Pride Parade Since Anti-Gay Law Was Overturned

A gay pride parade in Uganda has special meaning this year following a decision by one of the country’s courts overturning an extreme anti-gay law that could have landed homosexuals in prison for life.

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency

A health official in Abidjan, Nigeria, displays a leaflet about the Ebola outbreak The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) said the spread of the virus in West Africa was an international health emergency. WHO says 961 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, two of them in Nigeria. The […]

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Toll Tops 900; Liberia Declares Emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak on Wednesday showed new signs of spreading, as Nigeria confirmed a second death plus five new cases. The new cases in Nigeria raise concerns that the virus will spread further in Africa’s most populous nation, with its 174 million residents. Meanwhile, Liberia has declared a state of emergency over the outbreak […]

Human Rights Low on U.S-Africa Policy Summit
By August 3, 2014 Read More →

Human Rights Low on U.S-Africa Policy Summit

WASHINGTON – As the White House prepares to host more than 40 African heads of state for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, civil society actors from the U.S., Africa and the international community are urging the Barack Obama administration to use the summit as an opportunity to more thoroughly address some of Africa’s most pressing human rights violations.

Security, Economics Focus of US-Africa Summit
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Security, Economics Focus of US-Africa Summit

Over 50 African heads of state are expected at the summit of U-S and Africa leaders this week (August 4 – 6). Not invited are the presidents of four countries with a record of human rights violations – Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Sudan and Central African Republic.