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AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda’s mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter’s condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, … Continue reading

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
Africa

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda’s mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter’s condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, … Continue reading

Ghana professors campaign for removal of new Gandhi statue
Africa

Ghana professors campaign for removal of new Gandhi statue

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Professors at a university in Ghana’s capital are campaigning for the removal of a new statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi. The petition, delivered Thursday to the University of Ghana’s governing council, takes issue with what the professors call Gandhi’s “racist identity” and controversial references to Africans in his writings. … Continue reading

Protest targets rail line over Kenya’s oldest wildlife park
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Protest targets rail line over Kenya’s oldest wildlife park

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Angry protesters marched in Kenya’s capital on Friday against plans to build an elevated railway line over the country’s oldest national park, saying the project will threaten wildlife that includes lions, leopards and giraffes. The Chinese project would cross six kilometers of Nairobi National Park. Dozens of conservationists and others carried … Continue reading

UN refugee agency puts focus on educating kids fleeing war
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UN refugee agency puts focus on educating kids fleeing war

GENEVA (AP) — Food, water and shelter are obvious basic needs for people fleeing war. But with refugees now spending roughly 20 years in exile on average, the U.N. refugee agency is calling on the world to do more to ensure refugee children have access to education as a fundamental right. Over 3.7 million school-age … Continue reading

Gulf states hit back at Sept. 11 Saudi lawsuit legislation
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Gulf states hit back at Sept. 11 Saudi lawsuit legislation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of six Gulf Arab countries expressed “deep concern” Monday over a bill passed by the U.S. Congress that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over the attacks. The head of the Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdullatif al-Zayani, said in … Continue reading