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Abbianca Makoni

Multimedia news reporter

Location icon United Kingdom

Interests: Conflict, Gender & Social issues.

Aljazeera / by Abbianca Makoni, Press Association
Protesters urge UK to reunite child refugees with families

Unaccompanied child refugees must be allowed to be reunited with their families, activists urged the UK government on Wednesday. A group of students from Oaklands School in east London accompanied a group of refugees and human rights workers walking to the Home Office on Wednesday to hand over a 75,000-strong petition demanding child refugees in the UK be permitted to live with their families.

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
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."

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