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LGBT Foundation categorically denies donating $10 million to NUP

LGBT Foundation categorically denies donating $10 million to NUP

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The LGBT Foundation has categorically denied donating $10 million to a political party in Uganda after a fraudulent letter was widely shared on social media. The Manchester-based charity, which supports the LGBT+ community across the UK, was the subject of a bizarre letter circulated online claiming they had pledged support to the National Unity Platform (NUP), a Ugandan progressive political party. The letter, shared on Twitter, was dated 30 December, 2020, and was written on paper with an LGBT Foundation letterhead. In the fake letter, the LGBT Foundation “thanked” the National Unity Platform for its “pledge to support and protect the LGBT+ people in Uganda”. “We acknowledge your open support for our people and you’re the only political party in Ugand...
Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

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The opposition presidential candidate was arrested while campaigning in Kalangala in the country’s central region. Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team have been arrested in Kalangala in the country’s central region, he said in a post on Twitter. The arrests on Wednesday spurred protests at a field in Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria where a helicopter was parked and which Wine’s supporters said they believed would be used to fly him back to the capital Kampala. Police fired tear gas at the crowd who were protesting. “They are firing even now to disperse people gathering on roads,” a witness, who did not want to give his name for security reasons, told Reuters news agency. Wine has emerged a...
North Korea Condemned For Treating Prisoners As Worthless Beasts

North Korea Condemned For Treating Prisoners As Worthless Beasts

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By Our Reporter A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has pinned the North Korean government on treating detainees as worth less than animals. The HRW report documents torture, lack of due process and rampant corruption in North Korea’s pretrial detention system to the detriment of detainees. Torture, humiliation, coerced confessions and hunger appear to be “fundamental characteristics” of the North Korean pre-trial detention system, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday, citing testimonies from former officials and detainees held in the country since Kim Jong Un took power in 2011. HRW’s 88-page report adds to the documentation of widespread rights abuses in North Korea’s opaque criminal justice system by United Nations investigators, who in 2014 said the country’s supr...
Massacre:  Over 180 Bodies Discovered In Burkina Faso

Massacre: Over 180 Bodies Discovered In Burkina Faso

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By Elite News Reporter Over 180 bodies of men believed to have been massacred were Tuesday found in common graves in Djibo, a town in the north of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said in a report released on Wednesday, saying that the killings were probably carried out by government forces. "Available evidence suggests government forces were involved in mass extrajudicial executions," HRW said. It called for the government to hold those responsible to account. The Burkina Faso government told HRW it would investigate the claims. Minister of Defence Moumina Cherif Sy said the killings could have been committed by armed groups using stolen army uniforms and logistical equipment. "It is difficult for the population to distinguish between armed terrorist groups and the ...
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