East Africa

Rwandan former police officer sentenced to life in prison

Pastor sentenced to seven years for impregnating teenage

A court in France has sentenced former Rwandan police officer, Philippe Hategekimana, to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Philippe Hategekimana’s crimes took place during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when Hutu militias killed hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The prosecutors said …

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Yoweri Museveni unwavering after enactment of anti-LGBTQ law

'They really underestimate all Africans' - Museveni reacts after World Bank aid suspended

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni proves unwavering, after signing what international community termed as one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ laws. The anti-homosexuality law carries penalties of up to the death penalty. Mr Museveni says it was necessary to prevent members of the LGBTQ community from being ‘disoriented‘ from ‘recruiting’ other …

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International community’s anger after Museveni approves anti-homosexuality law

International community's anger after Museveni approves anti-homosexuality law

Ugandan head of state Yoweri Museveni has approved the Anti-Homosexuality Law which provides heavy penalties for same-sex relations and the “promotion” of homosexuality in the country, the presidency has announced. The announcement of the promulgation of the new law arouses indignation and concern from local NGOs to the White House. …

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