Under Article 629 of the Criminal Code, both male and female same-seks seksual activity is illegal in Ethiopia. "Whoever performs with another person of the same seks a homoseksual act, or any other indecent act, is punishable...." According to Article 630, the punishment is simple imprisonment for not less than one year, or, in certain grave or other cases, rigorous imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years. In Ethiopian law, the wording of the penal code treats a homoseksual act as an act of an aggressor against a victim. Consequently, the offense of the aggressor is considered aggravated, when it results in the suicide of the victim for reasons of "shame, distress or despair".
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The streets of Nairobi, Kenya, are full of homeless children.
They often dart around in traffic, begging for money at stoplights. It’s not that they are greedy, lazy, or any of the other cruel stereotypes people often attribute to homeless children. It’s that they have nothing. If strangers don’t give, these boys and girls don’t eat.
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June 22, 2017 - An unverified voice recording attributed to Egypt’s Former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak has generated great controversy among Egyptian social media users.
The recording, which surfaced on a Facebook page titled ‘Ana Asef Ya Rais’ [‘I’m sorry Mr. President’], featured statements from Mubarak on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam ‘GERD’.
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An 80-year-old retired MI5 agent, John Hopkins, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was released from hospital in London on Wednesday and told he has weeks to live. Hopkins claims to have been involved in 23 assassinations for the British intelligence agency between 1973 and 1999, including Princess Diana.
Mr. Hopkins, who worked for M15 for 38 years as an operative, claims he was often used as an hitman by the agency, to discreetly assassinate individuals considered a threat to the domestic security of the United Kingdom.
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Barcelona are interested in making a record-breaking move for Borussia Dortmund star Ousmane Dembele, according to Bild.
Sporting director Robert Fernandez reportedly is a fan of the 20-year-old attacker, whose contract with BVB runs until 2021. The move likely would become the largest sale in Bundesliga history, besting the €75 million Manchester City paid for Kevin De Bruyne in 2015.
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For many couples, a little public display of affection may seem harmless, especially when there aren’t that many people looking. But while a subtle smooch or romantic gesture might seem a little awkward for onlookers, this couple’s actions inside a train in China was just overboard—and passengers were shocked at their behavior!
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Several British nationals of Ethiopian origin are still missing after the huge fire in a tower block in West London, says the Ethiopian embassy in the UK.
They are mother and son Brkite and Biruk Haftom, and Hashim Kidir, his wife and their three children. Isaac Shawo, five, has been confirmed dead.
by Admin / 226 ViewsMare Makhette is an Ivorian-Senegalese man who has become popular for marrying 4 white women. In fact, two from the four women are sisters.According to AfrikMag, he is also a father of 17 children he had with different women. The man who is a Muslim has also converted his wives to his religion.by Admin / 212 Views
As called for by 262 Congolese and 9 international NGOs ahead of this session, it is critical that the Council immediately launch a Commission of Inquiry into violations committed in Congo’s Kasai region, providing it with the independence, resources and expertise needed to document abuses, identify those responsible, and ensure justice for victims.
The Council should also address the serious human rights situations in Turkey and Ethiopia: