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Top State Department Official Says Response To Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Was “Slow”

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“I would acknowledge we’re sometimes slow,” Assistant Secretary of State #Tom Malinowski said. View this image › U.S. State Department / Via state.gov WASHINGTON — The State Department&8217;s top human rights official said Wednesday that the U.S. response to #Uganda&8217;s anti-LGBT law may have been &8220;slow.&8221; &8220;I would acknowledge we&8217;re sometimes slow,&8221; said Tom Malinowski, […]

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Meet The Lawyer Who Helped Defeat Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

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#Nicholas Opiyo grew up avoiding #Uganda’s brutal rebels and witnessing injustice inflicted by the government. “I saw terrible things happen to my family, and I said no.” BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1407725577); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3412495”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407725577); }); View this image › facebook.com / Via facebook.com WASHINGTON […]

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As U.S. Weighs Response To Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law, It’s HIV Aid Vs. Defense

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“Museveni will not back down unless they take away some of the military support, because that’s what he cares about,” said a Ugandan activist. But sources familiar with a U.S. government review process are worried defense programs are off the table. View this image › J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed WASHINGTON — Some human rights and public […]

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After Months Of Delay, Obama Administration Announces Action On Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law

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New steps ban visas to officials involved in #human rights abuses and cancels a US-funded military exercise in #Uganda. View this image › J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed The #White House announced Thursday that it would cancel a U.S.-funded aviation exercise with Uganda and impose a visa ban on officials involved in human rights abuses and corruption […]

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U.S. Funding Choices Are Challenged In The Wake Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

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“Cutting off aid would harm the people we’re seeking to help,” a senior Obama administration official said. View this image › Facebook: InterReligiousCouncilOfUganda / Via Facebook: InterReligiousCouncilOfUganda Update — 8:47 p.m. ET: Early last month, as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni weighed signing a brutal new anti-LGBT bill into law, the Inter-Religious Council of #Uganda (ICRU) […]

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25 Bizarre Things Found In Flags From Around The World

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The national flag is one of the most important and respected symbols of a country. Usually, the motif depicted on the flag refers to the country´s history or culture. While most of national #flags contain various geometrical figures, colors and common symbols, there are flags with surprisingly bizarre things on them. From a naked man […]

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Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sails Through U.N. Election Despite Concerns Over LGBT Law

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Sam Kutesa has been unanimously elected president of the United Nations General Assembly. View this image › Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Despite allegations of corruption and a spotty record on human rights, Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa was elected president of the United Nations […]

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