Laws That Outlaw Homosexuality Are Deemed unjust By Pope Francis.On January 26, 2023 by Sahithi Reddy
“Being homosexual is not a crime,” Francis declared in an exclusive interview with The
Associated Press. Francis admitted that some Catholic bishops around the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against LGBTQ persons, and he referred to the matter as a “sin.” However, he linked such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and he stated that bishops, in particular, must undergo a process of conversion to recognize the dignity of all people.
Sierra Leone Govt Passes Ground-Breaking Law On Women’s RightsOn January 26, 2023 by Arundhutee Bhattacharya
President Julius Maada Bio apologised to women for past mistreatment, saying, “For so long, we haven’t been fair to you.” According to the law, women must hold a minimum of 30% of positions in both the public and private sectors. Women have been “crying” out for this change “for years,” according to the Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs. Many Tarawalli stated that the measure was significant to women in Sierra Leone and that no other sub-Saharan African nations had approved a similar statute.
Russia And South Africa Bilateral TradeOn January 26, 2023 by Shaik Uzma
Russia exported $506 million to South Africa in 2020. Russia’s main exports to South Africa are copper wire ($169 million), wheat ($117 million), and crude petroleum ($42.3 million). Russia’s exports to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 11.3% over the last 25 years, from $35.2 million in 1995 to $506 million in 2020. In 2020, Russia exported services to South Africa worth $18.9 million, with transportation ($5.81 million), royalties and license fees ($5.64 million), and other business services ($3.36 million) accounting for the majority of the value. South Africa will export $587 million to Russia in 2020.
A native Hawaiian man has been released from a 130-year sentence after 25 years in prison amid new evidence.On January 26, 2023 by Garima Pandey
A judge on Tuesday ordered a man released from prison immediately after his attorneys
presented new evidence and argued that he didn’t commit the crimes he was convicted of and spent more than 20 years locked up for: the 1991 murder, kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman visiting Hawaii.