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“Of the 53,000 asylum seekers currently living in Israel, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the majority are from Eritrea (36,000) and Sudan (14,000), both countries they cannot be deported to, according to international refugee law, due to the likelihood that they would be subjected to persecution upon their return.”
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My Africa is… “I would rather stay in prison [] than go back”

Of the 53,000 asylum seekers currently living in Israel, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the majority are from Eritrea (36,000) and Sudan (14,000), both countries they cannot be deported to, according to international refugee law, due to the likelihood that they would be subjected to persecution upon their return.”

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My Africa is… “I would rather stay in prison [] than go back”

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Uganda’s president signs controversial new anti-gay law
BBC News: Uganda’s President Museveni has signed into law a controversial anti-gay bill that toughens punishments for homosexuality in the African country. Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda but the new law means those convicted would face years in prison, the law also makes it a crime not to report gay people.
Photo: A Kenyan gay man wears a mask to preserve his anonymity as he protests against anti-gay moves in Uganda outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya on 10 February (AP)

My Africa Is stands in solidarity with Uganda’s lgbtq community

breakingnews:

Uganda’s president signs controversial new anti-gay law

BBC News: Uganda’s President Museveni has signed into law a controversial anti-gay bill that toughens punishments for homosexuality in the African country.

Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda but the new law means those convicted would face years in prison, the law also makes it a crime not to report gay people.

Photo: A Kenyan gay man wears a mask to preserve his anonymity as he protests against anti-gay moves in Uganda outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya on 10 February (AP)

My Africa Is stands in solidarity with Uganda’s lgbtq community

Uganda celebrates its tech entrepreneurs

Three students from the Makerere University College of Computing and Information Scienceshave won the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant worth $50,000 for their project WinSenga, a smartphone app that performs ultrasounds on pregnant women and can detect problems like ectopic pregnancies and abnormal heartbeats. The winning, Team Cipher256, consists of Aaron Tushabe, Joshua Okello, and Josiah Kavuma.

The story of 16-year-old Ugandan chess star Phiona Mutesi who is beating the odds and making waves on the international chess scene. Also, we hear her story will be made into a Disney film “Queen of Katwe” I just hope that the film focuses on her as a person rather than exploit slumdog tourism as this CNN article has done.