Museveni praises N Korea security training

2014-04-17 19:48

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports say, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and special forces.

Zuma's stance on Uganda's anti-gay law an insult - DA

2014-04-09 15:57

DA says President Jacob Zuma's failure to condemn Uganda's anti-gay laws is an insult to the Constitution and former president Nelson Mandela's views on human rights.

Museveni leads rally for new anti-gay laws

2014-03-31 18:16

Thousands of Ugandans led by President Yoweri Museveni have held a rally celebrating tough new anti-gay laws, praising the bill despite international criticism and donor aid cuts.

Uganda counts costs after anti-gay law fury

2014-03-31 07:46

Uganda is facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout following its approval last month of a tough new anti-gay law which prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors.

Uganda probes alleged atrocities in LRA rebel war

2014-03-26 16:40

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the army during 20 years of war against LRA rebels, officials say.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Museveni defends Africa stance on gay love

2014-03-19 12:54

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni says attempts are being made to attack core African values. He said this while defending Africa’s stance on gay love, according to a report.

'Anti-homosexuals apartheid' in Cameroon

2014-03-16 11:02

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the country where same-sex relations carry a jail term.

Ugandans lose jobs as US cuts aid over gay law

2014-03-13 10:17

More than 80 Ugandans have reportedly lost their jobs after the US government, in an expression of its displeasure over an anti-gay law, suspended financing for a project employing them.

Uganda: No to public displays of gay love

2014-03-07 18:24

Uganda has reportedly defended its toughened law on gays at the main UN rights forum, saying the new legislation is aimed at “protecting” youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.

Gay law: Aid suspensions rattle Uganda shilling

2014-03-06 08:57

Aid suspensions have rattled the Ugandan shilling, prompting the central bank to intervene and sell dollars to the market on three occasions after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay law.

Is homosexuality really a 'white' thing?

2014-03-04 12:00

Tauriq Moosa gives his opinion on the controversial anti-gay bill signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Gay law: Uganda church warns of Anglican split

2014-03-03 21:17

The Anglican Church of Uganda says it may consider breaking away from their mother church in England if it puts Uganda under pressure over a tough new anti-homosexuality law.

Mugabe: Gay rights are not human rights

2014-03-03 10:46

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly thrown his weight behind Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni who signed a "draconian" anti-gay law last week.

Anti-gay law: Uganda accuses World Bank of 'blackmail'

2014-03-01 08:01

Uganda has accused the World Bank of blackmail after the lender stalled a $90m loan over the east African nation’s draconian anti-gay law.

Anti-gay law: Ugandan activist urges US help

2014-02-28 07:48

A leading Ugandan gay rights activist has met with top state department officials to call for help in protecting gays after a tough new law was adopted in his country.

You can keep your aid, Uganda tells West

2014-02-27 12:00

Ugandans have shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.

Uganda opposition: Homosexuality is not 'foreign'

2014-02-27 09:49

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has criticised tough new anti-gay laws, saying that homosexuality is not “foreign” and that the issue is being used to divert attention from domestic problems.

US missionaries 'behind Uganda's anti-gay law'

2014-02-26 12:45

A video clip has emerged in which a Ugandan Anglican priest reveals how anti-gay evangelical campaigners from the US have pushed Uganda to adopt an anti-homosexual law.

Anti-gay law: US senator wants Uganda aid freeze

2014-02-26 08:44

An influential US lawmaker has proposed withholding aid to Uganda after the African nation’s president signed a controversial new measure imposing life prison sentences for homosexuals.

Zambia clears activist for calling for gay rights

2014-02-25 14:53

A Zambian court has cleared prominent rights activist Paul Kasonkomona of encouraging homosexuality after he called on live television for gay rights to be recognised.

I’ll work with Russia, Museveni tells Obama

2014-02-25 12:21

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly told US President Barack Obama to stop interfering in the affairs of his country and to "Go back to your home".

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

2014-02-25 10:38

A Ugandan tabloid has published a list of what it calls the country’s “200 top” homosexuals the day after the country’s president signed a harsh anti-gay law.

Museveni remains firm on anti-gay bill

2014-02-24 14:12

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says the anti-gay bill is necessary in his country because "arrogant and careless Western groups" tried to "recruit" Ugandan children into homosexuality.

We want to show our independence – Uganda

2014-02-24 11:18

Ugandan President wants to sign the anti-homosexuality bill “with the full witness of the international media to demonstrate Uganda's independence in the face of Western pressure and provocation", a spokesperson says.


Fear drives gays out of Africa - report

2014-04-10 14:17

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.

Ugandan capital's mayor returns to office

2014-03-31 12:41

Key Ugandan opposition leader and mayor of the capital Erias Lukwago has resumed office five months after being ousted in a power struggle with the ruling party, reports say.

Anti-gay law: Uganda, EU hold talks

2014-03-28 10:36

Ugandan officials are reportedly holding talks with the European Union over a controversial anti-gay bill signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni last month.

US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

2014-03-24 07:49

Washington is sending more special commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, a report says.

Museveni: African culture promotes social identity

2014-03-19 14:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged the country’s youth to exploit local economic opportunities to create jobs instead of copying Western cultures.

We can’t westernise our values for aid - ACP

2014-03-18 14:25

ACP says it will discourage African heads of State from attending the EU-Africa summit scheduled for May should Western nations impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws, according to a report.

Zim cops storm gay meeting, 2 arrested

2014-03-13 11:25

Police in Harare have reportedly arrested two officials at a city hotel room where Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (Galz) were conducting a training workshop.

Ugandans challenge anti-gay law in court

2014-03-11 22:27

Ugandan gay rights activists and politicians have filed a challenge in court to a tough new anti-gay law that has sparked international outrage and drawn foreign aid cuts.

Anti-gay laws: After Uganda, Kenya could be next

2014-03-06 13:07

Kenya could be gearing up for a debate on gay rights as lawmakers are reportedly planning to introduce a motion in parliament to compel authorities to enforce the country’s anti-homosexual laws.

Anti-gay law: Sweden freezes Uganda aid

2014-03-05 14:27

Sweden says it would stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed late in February.

Uganda anti-gay bill author speaks out

2014-03-04 06:15

The author of Uganda’s new anti-gay bill says aid cuts imposed by disapproving Western donors are a price worth paying to protect the east African nation’s moral values.

Is homosexuality really a 'white' thing?

2014-03-03 12:14

Tauriq Moosa gives his opinion on the controversial anti-gay bill signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

DRC: UN strikes hit Ugandan Muslim rebels

2014-03-02 12:27

UN gunships have targeted a base of the Ugandan Muslim rebel group ADF-Nalu in the eastern DR Congo for the first time, says the UN.

World Banks stalls $90m Uganda loan

2014-02-28 08:51

The World Bank has stalled a $90m loan planned to help Uganda strengthen its health care system following the country’s enactment of a tough anti-gay law.

SA must condemn Uganda gay law - SAHRC

2014-02-27 19:29

South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Kerry likens Ugandan gay law to anti-Semitism

2014-02-27 10:58

US Secretary of State John Kerry has likened new anti-gay legislation in Uganda that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality to anti-Semitic laws in Nazi Germany or apartheid South Africa.

Ugandans protest dress, gay laws

2014-02-26 21:58

Ugandans have protested against tough new laws against homosexuality and indecent clothing, with women gathering in tight skirts warning that mobs had already harassed them.

'Uganda healthcare for all despite anti-gay law'

2014-02-26 10:04

Uganda’s health ministry has reportedly assured homosexuals that they won’t be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough anti-gay law.

SA seeks clarification on sex rights

2014-02-25 20:02

A government official says South Africa will seek clarification from various countries about their laws on sexual orientation.

Anti-gay law: Museveni explains decision

2014-02-25 13:46

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has given a detailed explanation of why he believes homosexuals should be jailed for life.

Uganda gay law regrettable – activists

2014-02-25 10:38

Activists have denounced the signing of a law that discriminates against homosexuals in Uganda saying it “violates the right to non-discrimination and freedom of expression”.

US: 'abhorrent' Uganda gay law marks a 'sad day'

2014-02-25 07:43

The US says the signing of an "abhorrent" anti-gay law by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni marked a "sad day" for his country and the world.

Museveni signs Uganda anti-gay bill

2014-02-24 13:18

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a controversial anti-gay bill that toughens already strict legislation against homosexuals in that country.

Ugandan president set to sign anti-gay bill

2014-02-24 07:36

Uganda’s president is expected to sign a controversial anti-gay bill that allows harsh penalties for homosexual offenses.

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