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Uganda Anti-Gay Ruling Criticized As 'Flawed'

Friday Jul 11, 2014
Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Uganda: US Sanctions Over Anti-Gay Law Will Hurt ’Most Vulnerable’

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Uganda officials said Monday that the U.S. sanctions placed on the African country over strict anti-gay laws would hurt the "most vulnerable."

US Bars Ugandan Officials for Gay Rights Abuses

By Matthew Lee | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
The U.S. is imposing visa bans on Ugandan officials who are involved in corruption and are violating the rights of gay people and others.

Michael Stipe to Appear at Logo Event This Month

Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
Michael Stipe will honor Ugandan gay rights activist John Abdallah Wambere at the Logo network’s "Trailblazers" event this month.

Will Lesbian, Raped By Uncle to ’Cure’ Her, Be Forced to Return to Uganda?

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
A lesbian from Uganda who has been getting care in the UK after her uncle raped her to ’cure’ her of being gay, got a second chance today when officials told her that she wouldn’t be getting on the plane back to her country.

Controversial Ugandan Official May Get UN Post

By Rodney Muhumuza | Monday Jun 9, 2014
Sam Kutesas is Africa’s unanimous choice to become president of the U.N. General Assembly. Critics, however, say Uganda’s controversial figure does not deserve the largely ceremonial but prestigious post.

Obama Pressed to Hold Uganda Accountable for Anti-LGBT Law

By Justin Snow | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
The nation’s largest LGBT-rights organization urged President Barack Obama to take immediate and concrete steps to hold Uganda accountable for the enactment of an anti-LGBT law earlier this year.

Uganda Nurse Jailed in HIV Exposure Case

By Rodney Muhumuza | Wednesday May 21, 2014
A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence for exposing her patient to HIV.

Uganda: Groups Report Surge in Gay Rights Abuses

Thursday May 15, 2014
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are reporting a surge in the rights violations of gay people in Uganda following the enactment of a severe anti-gay law.