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Ugandan Court Upholds Anti-LGBTQ+ Law but Says Some Rights Infringed

by Reuters Wire Service 04-04-2024

Members of Sonke, a gender justice organisation, Mabel Ssengendo and Zaitun Nabateregga pose for a photograph at the Constitutional Court after the Court upheld the anti-LGBTQ+ Law in Kampala, Uganda on April 3, 2024. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

Uganda’s constitutional court refused on Wednesday to annul or suspend an anti-LGBTQ+ law that includes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts, but voided some provisions that it said were inconsistent with certain fundamental human rights.

In Gaza, Palestinians Hold Ramadan Prayers by Ruins of Mosque

by Reuters Wire Service 03-21-2024

Palestinians walk on the day of the first Friday prayers during Ramadan near the ruins of a destroyed mosque, amid the ongoing war between Israel and the Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, March 15, 2024. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians in Gaza held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan outside the ruins of a mosque leveled by Israel’s offensive, one of hundreds the Hamas-run authorities say have been damaged or destroyed by Israeli attacks since October.