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World Bank to implement LGBTQ safeguards before new Uganda funding resumes

World Bank to implement LGBTQ safeguards before new Uganda funding resumes

THE World Bank will aim to ensure gay and transgender Ugandans are not discriminated against in its programmes before resuming new funding, which was halted in August over an anti-LGBTQ law, a bank executive said. World Bank project documents will make it clear that LGBTQ Ugandans should not face discrimination and that staff will not be arrested for including them, Victoria Kwakwa, the bank's head for eastern and southern Africa, told Reuters. Rights groups have said that the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), which was enacted in May and prescribes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts, has unleashed a torrent of abuse against LGBTQ people, mostly…
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Gay couple scores partial victory on Namibia residency in top court

Gay couple scores partial victory on Namibia residency in top court

A gay couple scored a partial victory in Namibia's Supreme Court after it ruled the government had discriminated against them when it rejected the residency application of one of the two who is Mexican-born. The court ordered that the home affairs ministry reconsider the application of Guillermo Delgado for permanent residency in the southern African country. Delgado appealed to the Supreme Court after a lower court denied Delgado's residency request in February last year, siding with the government which had refused to give legal recognition to his marriage with Phillip Lühl, a Namibian. In Namibia, permanent residency is automatically granted…
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