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Tanzanian Official Plans to Track and Arrest LGBT People

The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) "could turn into a witch-hunt."

SOP newswire3UN Strives to Restore Peace in Kosovo - The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have confirmed their "mutual intention" to continue working towards a negotiated settlement but the situation on the ground remains marred by "frequent adversarial actions," with real consequences for people on the ground, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3U.S., Qatari Defense Officials Look to Strengthen Partnership - U.S. and Qatari defense officials charted the future of the partnership during discussions in the Pentagon this morning.
SOP newswire3NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq Defense Institutions - A new NATO-led mission in Iraq will work to further develop Iraq security institutions and structures, British Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika told Pentagon reporters here today.
SOP newswire3U.S. Leaders Salute Fallen Heroes on Armistice Day Centennial in France - The United States renews its sacred obligation to memorialize its fallen heroes on the soil where they rest for eternity, President Donald J. Trump said Nov. 11 at Suresnes American Cemetery in France, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
SOP newswire3UN Experts Concerned Over Racial Bias in Dutch Child Welfare System - The Dutch authorities have been accused by UN experts of racism in the countrys welfare system, after seven children of African descent were forcibly removed from their parents.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terror Attack in Somalia - Following Fridays bomb attacks and gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, UN Chief Guterres on Friday expressed his faith that Somalis "will not be deterred" in their pursuit of lasting peace and political stability.
SOP newswire3Yemen Becoming Land of Living Ghosts - Efforts are being made to step up life-saving aid from eight million, to 14 million stricken Yemenis a month, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, before urging warring parties to spare the key Red Sea port of Hudaydah, which is a lifeline for the whole country.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Renewed Fight Against anti-Semitism - Political leaders have not yet taken up their responsibility to speak out loudly against neo-Nazism, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Friday, warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise.
SOP newswire3UN Will Help Verify North Korea Nuclear Program - North Koreas continuing nuclear programme is clearly in violation of Security Council resolutions and "deeply regrettable," the United Nations top nuclear official has said.
SOP newswire3UN: US Must Abide by Humanitarian Refugee Accords - Responding to United States President Donald Trumps proclamation which would deny political asylum to migrants crossing illegally into the country, the UN refugee agency UNHCR, released a statement on Friday saying that the US must abide by international refugee protection accords.
SOP newswire3UN: Multilateralism More Vital Than Ever - With the centenary of the end of the First World War just days away, the Security Council reaffirmed the crucial importance of multilateralism - or international cooperation and collective problem-solving - and highlighted the key role played by the United Nations since its creation 73 years ago.
SOP newswire3Mexico Urged to Continue Progress on Press Freedom - Mexico faces "considerable challenges" in guaranteeing peoples human rights, its ambassador in Geneva told UN Member States on Wednesday, before being urged to continue tackling corruption and impunity relating to a range of violations including enforced disappearances and torture.
SOP newswire3UN: Hunger and Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean Compounded by Inequality - For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million - 60 percent of the regional population - are obese or overweight, representing the biggest threat to nutritional health, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Student Abductions in Cameroon - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has condemned Mondays reported kidnapping of students and staff from a secondary school in Bamenda, North-West region of Cameroon.
SOP newswire3Syria Desperately Needs Aid - The United Nations and Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC) kicked off a joint aid operation on Saturday, delivering vital humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in south-east Syria Rukban camp, near the Jordanian border.
SOP newswire3UN Assists Central American Caravan Migrants - The United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, is providing support and assistance to migrants on caravans crossing Central America while expressing concern over "the stress and demands" they are placing on host countries.
SOP newswire3Yemen World's Worst Human-Made Humanitarian Disaster - Welcoming recent indications that peace talks could resume soon to end Yemens brutal civil conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Friday there is "no room for complacency," and called on the warring parties and the international community to "halt the senseless cycle of violence" and "reach a political settlement."
SOP newswire3Saudi Arabia and China Under UN Human Rights Spotlight - The United Nations highest human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC), will start reviewing on Monday the track records of 14 countries, including Saudi Arabia and China. Heres our UN News guide to how it works and why it matters.
SOP newswire3Tanzanian Official Plans to Track and Arrest LGBT People - The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) "could turn into a witch-hunt."
SOP newswire3Security Meeting Examines Wartime Control of Forces in South Korea - U.S. and South Korean defense leaders have made significant progress in preparation for transfer of wartime control over the combined forces to the South Korean military.
SOP newswire3UN: Migration to Cities Can Contribute to Disasters - The migration of some 1.4 million people every week to cities around the world can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters according to the United Nations Secretary-General.
SOP newswire3Urban Mexico Moves Toward Cleaner Cities - Mexico is improving the lives of the 80 percent of its inhabitants residing in cities, by pushing towards less polluted, more eco-friendly environments, thanks to support from the UN.
SOP newswire3UN: Halt Death Sentences on Children - Saudi Arabia has been urged by United Nations human rights experts to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were under the age of 18.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for United Front Against anti-Semitism - The UN Secretary-General said on Saturday he was "deeply shocked" by a deadly mass-shooting inside a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, which reportedly left 11 people dead and several others wounded, some critically.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned About Situation in Syria - The difficulties of "keeping everyone onboard" an agreed path to peace in Syria highlights that "radically different" approaches are likely doomed to failure, the out-going United Nations Special Envoy for the war-torn country warned on Friday.
SOP newswire3UN Marks World Audiovisual Day - Old, grainy film and video footage from years gone by, not only stirs powerful memories - its also a vital resource for future generations, the United Nations cultural agency has highlighted, urging everyone to safeguard audio-visual heritage and make archives more accessible.
SOP newswire3Mali: Two Peacekeepers Dead After Dawn Attack - The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country.
SOP newswire3Enslaved Guatemalan Indigenous Women Wait for Reparations - Fifteen Guatemalan women from the Qeqchi indigenous group, who were enslaved and raped by the military during the Central American countrys 36-year-long civil conflict, are still waiting for hard-won reparations to materialize.
SOP newswire3330,000 Congolese Migrants at Risk After Mass Deportations From Angola - The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Friday warned that the forcible mass expulsion of Congolese migrants from Angola has resulted in "serious human rights violations by security forces on both sides of the border" and left at least 330,000 returnees in an "extremely precarious situation."
SOP newswire3UN: Children in Caravan Need Protection - As some 7,000 mostly-Honduran migrants continue their journey northwards toward the United States, governments must prioritize the needs of migrant children when it comes to applying immigration laws and procedures, said the UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on Friday.
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