Israel-Palestine, Nigeria, Uganda.
Today's three stories you should know.
Fifteen children — fifteen — are among at least 44 people killed as Israel’s bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip continued for a third day. The Israeli army launched the air raids to target top leaders of the Islamic Jihad group, two of whom have been killed. Islamic Jihad responded by launching scores of rockets into Israel. A ceasefire brokered by Egypt began at midnight on Sunday. "We appreciate the Egyptian efforts that had been exerted to end the Israeli aggression against our people," Islamic Jihad spokesman Tareq Selmi said. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether the truce will hold. Israel launched more air raids after it came into effect, which it said were in response to earlier rocket attacks.
More from Al Jazeera here.
London’s Horniman Museum has agreed to return to Nigeria 72 artefacts that were looted from the Kingdom of Benin by British forces in the 19th Century. A growing number of campaigners are putting pressure on European governments and museums to return items stolen during colonial times. Some museums are willing but others are resisting. The chair of the Horniman, Eve Salomon, said: “The evidence is very clear that these objects were acquired through force, and external consultation supported our view that it is both moral and appropriate to return their ownership to Nigeria.”
More from BBC here.
The Ugandan government has suspended the operations of the country’s leading LGBTQ+ rights group. Uganda is one of the world’s most hostile countries for sexual minorities. The internal affairs ministry said Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug) had not registered with authorities but campaigners said the suspension was part of an ongoing witch hunt against the LGBTQ+ community.
More from the Independent here.