Ugandan Journalist Refugee Arrives in Miami After Speaking Against the Anti Gay Legislation

A Ugandan journalist escapes to the USA…

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After much courage and hardship we welcome Andrew Ssebulime, a young hero, to America. An extraordinary journey by a resilient young man. Now our hope is that the Miami community will embrace Andrew and make him feel welcome!

By Melanie Nathan, November, 25, 2015.

A  journalist, who fled Uganda in fear of his life, has finally been resettled by UNHCR as a refugee in the United States. This is another one of too many stories in the insidious upheaval caused by the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 and its horrendous genesis and continued trajectory.

After almost two years of uncertainty and much difficulty, Andrew Ssebulime, a famed Ugandan journalist,  arrived last week at Miami International Airport, ready to start his new life in the United States of America. If Uganda was a country that respected human rights, freedom of press and speech, Andrew may well still be enjoying a successful career…

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One Response to Ugandan Journalist Refugee Arrives in Miami After Speaking Against the Anti Gay Legislation

  1. That was a very harrowing read, but I am glad he has made it to safety. I do dread for the future of LGBT+ rights in that country, though. That letter from his former (homophobic) employer just tells you all you need to know about these people. Self-righteous, pompous, vindictive, not to mention very badly proofed if I may say. One dreads to think how he got his professorship (never mind how the Queen deemed him worthy of a knighthood, thus destroying any lingering traces of monarchism in me).

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