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Uganda court rules against activists who said official violated their rights

| Friday, July 11, 2014
Simon Lokodo
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Uganda court on Wednesday ruled against a group of gay rights activists who sued a Ugandan official they say violated their rights. Justice Stephen Musota ruled against four LGBT activists who had sued the ethics and integrity minister, Simon Lokodo, for shutting down a February 2012 workshop. Musota said the workshop participants....

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U.S. imposes visa bans on Ugandan officials over gay rights abuses

| Thursday, June 19, 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.
WASHINGTON -- 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. The Obama administration did not identify the targeted officials.

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Controversial Ugandan foreign minister to be next UN assembly head

| Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Sam Kutesa
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. General Assembly has elected Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa to be its next president amid controversy over his country's anti-gay laws and allegations that he abused his office and accepted bribes from foreign companies. The largely ceremonial year-long presidency, which begins in September, rotates by region.

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Controversial Ugandan official may get United Nations post

| Monday, June 9, 2014
Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Sam Kutesa became known to many Ugandans after he was ousted as a junior investment minister by lawmakers over charges he abused his office. Now foreign minister, he has been implicated in at least two more scandals since 1999, including allegations that he accepted bribes from foreign companies seeking oil contracts in Uganda.

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New book links U.S. conservatives and African ‘Kill the Gays’ laws

| Sunday, May 25, 2014
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One of the original researchers to expose the ties between U.S. right-wing evangelicals and anti-LGBTQ laws in Uganda and other parts of Africa has released releasing a new book that shows U.S. activists exactly how to stop Americans like Scott Lively and Rick Warren from pushing their hateful beliefs abroad.

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Human rights groups report surge in gay rights abuses in Uganda

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Rebecca Vassie, APUgandans supportive of their government's anti-gay stance attend a march and rally organized by a coalition of Ugandan religious leaders and government officials, at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda, Monday, March 31, 2014.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- 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.

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Uganda’s president urged to veto ‘flawed’ HIV transmission law

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Human rights groups are urging Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni to veto a new measure that they say hurts the fight against HIV and AIDS in the country.

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Two Ugandans go on trial for acts ‘against the order of nature’

| Wednesday, May 7, 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.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan court has started hearing the case against two Ugandans accused of engaging in gay sex, the first trial since a severe new anti-homosexuality law was enacted in February.

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Prominent Ugandan gay rights activist asks for U.S. asylum

| Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Ugandan gay-rights activist John Abdallah Wambere holds a Ugandan newspaper during a news conference Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Boston. Wambere is seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape a harsh anti-homosexual law in his home country. The 41-year-old, who now lives in Cambridge, Mass., said Tuesday it is heartbreaking he will have to leave his community at home as well as his 16-year-old daughter, but it is too dangerous to return.
BOSTON -- Fearing prison or even death, an openly gay activist from Uganda is seeking asylum in the United States since his home country toughened criminal punishment against gays.

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Uganda to criminalize intentional HIV transmission

| Friday, May 2, 2014
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KAMPALA, Uganda -- Lawmakers in Uganda are set to pass a bill criminalizing the intentional transmission of the virus that causes AIDS, the latest measure by a government trying to stem the growing number of new infections in this East African country but one which activists fear will be used to further stigmatize people with HIV.

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