Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a statement made recently, President of AJWS – American Jewish World Service Ruth Messinger spoke clearly in opposition to Uganda’s new Anti-homosexuality Bill, known by many activists around the world as the ‘Kill-the-Gays’ bill. Although the Ugandan Parliament did not place the death sentence […]

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

Gillian Lamunu – WNN Opinion (WNN/IWPR) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence. On May 23, Interior Minister Hilary Onek extended the Amnesty Act for a further 12 months, but in a form that left out crucial clauses […]

UN report substantiates LRA criminal actions against child soldiers

UN report substantiates LRA criminal actions against child soldiers

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS, N.Y, New York: Reporting stark and continuing conditions for children under the LRA – Lord’s Resistance Army in what has been called abductions, forced child soldiers and the sexual slavery of girls, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has released the first of a series reports on the criminal activities […]