On Thursday, as Executive Director of African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC), I received an urgent message of distress from a group of refugee/ asylum seekers in Tanzania who noted that they were about to be "deported" back to their home country, Uganda. They feared that upon their return they would face accusations of being "criminally" gay. It is against the Convention for Refugees for a Government such as Tanzania to fail to protect refugees and to unlawfully detain them,
In an historic foreign policy speech delivered today at the US State Department, President Joe Biden announced his Executive Order raising the Presidential Determination number for the admittance of refugees into the United Sates, this year - from Trump's 15,000 back to the Obama era number of 125,000.
What made this speech so historic and hopeful for us at African Human Rights Coalition, is the fact that in refugee context, the President publicly mentioned the importance of