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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 21, 2018

United States When Attorney General Jeff Sessions first recused himself from the Russia investigation in March 2017, President Trump defended him saying, “He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional.” Trump has since reversed his view, saying, “I don...

Voters feel unheard after recent election in Uganda

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

A democratic system’s intent is to put a person in power based on the votes of a populace. In theory, it allows everyone’s voice to be heard. But a democracy only works when the establishment plays by the rules, which is why in Uganda, citizens are feeling as if their collective voice is falling...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

France ISIS claimed to be behind the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 129 people. Though several of the bombers have been identified, there is still a lot of backlash is France against Muslim civilians and the rising population of Syrian refugees. Several Muslims in the area have already started...

Olympia Quakers support LGBT refugees from Uganda

Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

Roughly half a year ago, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni passed an Anti-Homosexuality Act. In a country with longstanding hostility toward LGBTQA people, the new act did nothing but fan the fire. Since then, Ugandan courts have deemed the law invalid, yet threats and violence appear to be increasing....

Ugandan health and human rights: Q&A with experts

Ugandan health and human rights: Q&A with experts

Valeria Sosa, Staff writer

April 4, 2014

In view of the recent passage of the the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill, The Guilfordian reached out to three experts in LGBT issues in Uganda. Paul Semugoma is a physician from Uganda, currently practicing in South Africa. He is also an advocate for HIV prevention, LGBT health and other human rights...

Anti-Homosexuality Bill signed by president of Uganda

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

On Oct. 13, 2009, David Bahati, a member of the Parliament of Uganda, introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. On Dec. 17, 2013, the bill was passed in Parliament. On Feb. 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law. Despite criticism from President Obama and former President...