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Vol 61 No 17

Published 27th August 2020

Governments reject UN report slamming rights abuses during pandemic

Diplomatic spat as outraged African officials hold up publication in bid to amend its findings

As Winnie Byanyima celebrates her first anniversary as Executive Director of UNAIDS, storm clouds circle her campaigning style. For her supporters, she has brought a breath of fresh air into the UN's guarded pronouncements on any matter remotely political. For her opponents, including Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, she continues to take the stance of the civil society activist instead of adapting to international protocols.

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