CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A squad of motorcycle-mounted police wheels into an intersection newly seized from student protesters in a barrage of tear gas in eastern Caracas' wealthy Chacao district, an important center of resistance to Venezuela's socialist-led government.
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - - Ugandans opposed to a new anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences have filed a constitutional petition alleging that the law violates fundamental rights. The Anti-Homosexuality Act metes out jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" while "aiding and abetting homosexuality" is punishable by seven year prison sentences. Some Western donors have cut aid to Uganda in protest. The punishments are some of the harshest in Africa, a continent where homosexuality is broadly taboo and illegal in 37 countries.
Airlines British Airways and Kenya Airways said on Tuesday they have resumed flights to and from Sierra Leone after its main international airport replaced its broken fire engine. The top two carriers to the West African country suspended flights this weekend after airport sources said that a U.N. aviation regulator had downgraded the Freetown airport when its only fire engine broke down. "The issues that led to the cancellation have been sorted out," said Robert Kapruto, country manager of Kenya Airways, adding that a flight was scheduled for Tuesday. A British Airways flight from neighbouring Liberia also landed in the country on Tuesday morning.