Troops from Uganda and Burundi, deployed under a United Nations mandate to stabilize Somalia, are allegedly exploiting medical services and aid for sex.
“There is nothing about the stoning of six people to death — we don’t have anything about that,” the station’s publicity manager told BuzzFeed.
American groups sent out a fundraising appeal over the weekend claiming LGBT people had been stoned to death. But Ugandan activists say there is no evidence that ever happened.
“It seems that Uganda is not committed to scaling down this pandemic — Uganda has chosen to moralize.”
From Uganda to the West Bank, people are seeing an eerie familiarity when looking at events in Ferguson, Mo. Some are sharing their horror, others their advice in how to deal with a police crackdown.
The government will instruct the attorney general to drop its appeal of a ruling striking down the law, local media report.
Nicholas Opiyo grew up avoiding Uganda’s brutal rebels and witnessing injustice inflicted by the government. “I saw terrible things happen to my family, and I said no.”
The march took place as a strict anti-gay law is being fought over in Uganda’s highest court. There were no protesters, and the celebration was invitation-only.
The $600,000 contract with Mercury LLC is to monitor coverage and lobby on behalf of President Yoweri Museveni and Uganda.
The news could cast a pall over a pride event planned in the Ugandan capital on Saturday.
A new vote would violate rules of procedure and risk new international outcry. But some lawmakers want to do it so badly they’re bursting into song — literally.
“This is an important step in the right direction for the human rights not just of the LGBT community but of all Ugandans,” a spokesperson for the National Security Council said.
“We become legal again!” said LGBT activist Frank Mugisha. But Ugandan LGBT activists are bracing for a violent backlash to the decision.
“I am very optimistic that they will strike it down,” said Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda.
“I would acknowledge we’re sometimes slow,” Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski said.
The court opened hearings Wednesday over the government’s objections.
This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
But human rights activists in the region aren’t cheering.
Ugandan Foreign Ministry says new anti-gay law “has been misinterpreted as a piece of legislation intended to punish and discriminate against people of a ‘homosexual orientation.’” This post has been updated.
“This is like a second or third nail into our coffin.”
New steps ban visas to officials involved in human rights abuses and cancels a US-funded military exercise in Uganda.
Sam Kutesa has been unanimously elected president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Activists fear this could be the first use of Uganda’s new anti-LGBT law as a political weapon.
“The assumption is they are here to claim asylum. The question is: Why can’t they, coming from the most hostile place in the world to LGBTQ people?”
“You are a depraved person who I can no longer tolerate in my house.”
The two individuals, whose trial was scheduled to begin today, would be the first Ugandans ever to be tried for same-sex intercourse.
If they’re seeking sanctuary in Uganda, just imagine what they must be running from.
“I’m tired of this life, honestly. I feel like poisoning myself,” said one gay Ugandan living in a refugee camp in Kenya.
“If you don’t like said flag on your highest peak, I urge you to climb up and take it down,” wrote Neal Gottlieb in an open letter to President Museveni.