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Abbianca Makoni

Multimedia news Journalist & Columnist

Location icon United Kingdom

Interests: Foreign home affairs, education and social issues. | Human element stories.

TV, online & radio.

Foreign Report
LGBT+ in Uganda: "I would rather be arrested than to be killed."

By Abbianca Makoni, [UGANDA] A lack of acceptance is pushing LGBTQ in Uganda to take desperate measures to survive - with some faced with only two choices of death or imprisonment, say campaigners. Richy*, an LGBTQ activist for Let's Walk Uganda and a gay man himself was one of the 16 men arrested on October 21 in what he calls an "LGBT+ raid."

Evening Standard
We need knife crime action, not chicken box slogans

I've spoken to people who hear gunshots on their street and students who carry knives because they're scared. They feel they have to hide their face underneath their hoodie to avoid being targeted, for going to a certain school, living in a particular borough or being in a particular family.

Evening Standard
Mentor providing male role models in London up for award

A father who works to provide young men in the capital with positive male role models is among the Londoners nominated for a national award to celebrate mentoring. Courtney Brown, 48, has been shortlisted in the inaugural National Mentoring Awards for his Enfield and Hackney-based charity Father 2 Father.

Foreign Report
NIGERIA: Child marriage and overcoming Fistula

Laraba's husband left her after she developed the pregnancy related disability aged 15 - she says she's now against the social traditions that stop women from getting maternal care.

Evening Standard
Evening standard articles

Politicians and medical experts from across the world are today meeting in London to develop plans on tackling HIV together to create an Aids-free future. The AIDSfree Cities Global Forum, at The Conduit, Mayfair, is the climax of the campaign...

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