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Uganda parliament opens athletics sex abuse probe

Kampala - Uganda's parliament has opened a probe into the alleged sex abuse of elite female runners from the national team by a top coach, calling the affair a "national shame".
In the Media by AFP

Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

Kampala - Uganda police raided a US-funded HIV project for "training youths in homosexuality", the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticised anti-homosexuality law.
In the Media by AFP

World Bank holds back $90m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law

The World Bank has halted a $90 million loan to Uganda, for now, over its anti-gay law that has drawn worldwide criticism from governments, the UN and civil rights groups.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 4 comments

Ugandan government shrugs off aid cuts over anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda shrugged off Thursday foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid."The West can keep their 'aid' to Uganda over homos, we shall still develop without it," government spokesma...
In the Media by AFP

Ugandan president signs law punishing gays with life in prison Special

Kampala - A highly controversial bill punishing LGBT Ugandans with up to life in prison has been signed by the East African nation's Christian president.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Ugandan newspaper names 200 'homos' after anti-gay law signed

Kampala - A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the president called homosexuals 'mercenaries' and signing one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws."Exposed!" the headline of the Red Pepper tabloid read, beneath phot...
In the Media by Grace Matsiko (AFP) - 1 comment

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law

Kampala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure, a government spokesman said.The Ugandan anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December aft...
In the Media by AFP

Uganda vows to defend 'morals' with anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda's government on Tuesday defended its decision to push through tough anti-homosexuality laws, saying it was determined to protect the country's "morals" even if that meant losing international aid.Veteran President Yoweri Museveni has announced h...
In the Media by Grace Matsiko (AFP)

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill

Kampala - Uganda President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life despite international pressure, a government spokesman said Monday."He will ascend the bill.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Ugandan president to sign bill punishing gays with life in prison

Kampala - Uganda's president has announced he will sign a controversial anti-gay bill that will punish people convicted of certain consensual adult sex acts with life imprisonment.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Uganda says wanted top LRA rebel 'may be dead'

Kampala - The wanted deputy of Uganda's murderous Lord's Resistance Army rebels, Okot Odhiambo, may have been killed in recent fighting, the Ugandan defence minister told AFP.Odhiambo was indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 alo...
In the Media by AFP

Ugandan army winning hearts, minds and foreskins

Kampala - Ugandan troops have been marking national army week celebrations with a public health drive that includes distributing condoms and circumcising men as part of efforts to battle AIDS."There are several activities that we are doing.
In the Media by AFP

Uganda leader says gays 'sick', but blocks controversial law

Kampala - Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life despite viewing gays as "sick" and "abnormal", his spokesman said on Friday.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)

African Queen returns to Nile waters 60 years on

Jinja - Sixty years after Humphrey Bogart steered her through crocodile infested waters, the African Queen is back plying the Nile.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)

Ugandan troops killed in combat in South Sudan

Kampala - Ugandan troops have been killed fighting alongside South Sudan's army, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said, the first official confirmation that foreign forces have an active combat role in the war-ravaged young nation.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. evangelicals helped write draconian Uganda anti-gay bill

Kampala - U.S. evangelical Christian sects active in Uganda helped compose a draconian bill that punishes homosexual acts with life imprisonment and lengthy prison terms for those who associate with gays.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Ugandan politicians approve of life sentences for homosexuality

Ugandan MPs have approved a bill that would punish homosexual acts by handing down life sentences. The bill had previously also included the death penalty, but that part of the provision was removed.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 8 comments

Ex-Kagame escort tortured, threatened; US urges fair trial Special

A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever

Religious right condemns Al Franken anti-bullying amendment

Washington - The leader of the Pray In Jesus Name lobby group claims Sen. Al Franken's proposed measure to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students will actually encourage more bullying of Christian children.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 3 comments

No contraception and botched abortions way of life in Uganda

In Uganda, abortions are historically a subject people don't talk about. Most women think abortions are illegal, and this has resulted in fear and secrecy because of a lack of clarity over Uganda's abortion laws by its government.
In the Media by Karen Graham
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