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Kerry speaks with Uganda president, says anti-gay law complicates U.S. ties

Friday, February 28, 2014
APJohn Kerry
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told Uganda's president that the African nation's new anti-gay law will complicate its relationship with America. [...]

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Zimbabwe’s gay community wins a landmark court victory

Friday, February 28, 2014
GALZMartha Tholanah and members of GALZ legal team leaving the court on Wednesday after their victory.
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe’s LGBT community is celebrating a court victory in which authorities sought to shut down the country's main LGBT rights advocacy group. [...]

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Aids cuts, loan delays hit Uganda’s economy, poor health sector

Friday, February 28, 2014
Uganda
KAMPALA, Uganda -- The health project in Uganda for which the World Bank is delaying a loan does not face an immediate shortage of money, an official said Friday, allaying concerns that work to improve maternal and child health services could stall because of the country's new anti-gay law. [...]

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World Bank delays $90 million loan to Uganda over anti-gay law

Thursday, February 27, 2014
World Bank headquarters in Washington DC
WASHINGTON -- The World Bank has postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda over its anti-gay law that has drawn widespread criticism from Western governments, the United Nations and rights groups. [...]

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Zambia human rights activist acquitted after pro-gay remarks

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Paul Kasonkomona
JOHANNESBURG — Legal activists say a Zambian human rights worker has been acquitted in a Lusaka court of charges related to comments he made in support of the rights of gay people. [...]

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Uganda health minister: Gays will not be denied medical care

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
APIn this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, Uganda's health minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, speaks to the media outside Mulago Hospital, Uganda’s national referral hospital, in Kampala, Uganda.
Now that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a new law imposing harsh sentences for gay sex, life is expected to become even more difficult for the country's homosexuals, including getting health care. The Ugandan government has issued assurances that health workers will not discriminate against homosexuals, but some gays [...]

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UN chief demands repeal of Uganda law, Netherlands freezes aid subsidy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Stephen Wandera, APUgandan anti-gay activist Pastor Martin Ssempa posts up a public notice offering "rehabilitation" for homosexuals at Uganda’s National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
WASHINGTON -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday demanded that Uganda revise or repeal the law imposing prison sentences for the "crime" of homosexuality, adding to the growing international criticism of the measure signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday. [...]

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Uganda tabloid prints list of ‘top’ homosexuals

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Stephen Wandera, APA Ugandan reads a copy of the "Red Pepper" tabloid newspaper in Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay, one day after the president Yoweri Museveni enacted a harsh anti-gay law.
KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law. [...]

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International leaders, LGBT community react to signing of Uganda’s anti-gay bill

Monday, February 24, 2014
via Twitteruganda President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill into law.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A look at world reactions after Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial anti-gay bill that calls for harsh penalties, including 14 years in jail for first-time offenders, and life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for, among other offenses, repeated gay sex between consenting adults. [...]

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BREAKING: Uganda’s president signs harsh anti-gay bill into law

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
ENTEBBE, Uganda — Uganda's president on Monday signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, a measure likely to send Uganda's beleaguered gay community further underground as the police try to implement it amid fevered anti-gay sentiment across the country. [...]

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