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Rebecca Vassie, APUganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives at an anti-gay rally organized by a coalition of Ugandan religious leaders and government officials, at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda, Monday, March 31, 2014.

Uganda police raid U.S. project known to offer HIV treatments to gays

Friday, April 4, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to gays, a government spokesman said Friday, in what appeared to be the first public action by police to enforce a new law that strengthened criminal penalties against gay sex. [ Read more → ]
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.

Uganda holds ‘thanksgiving’ event in celebration of anti-gay law

Monday, March 31, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has launched fresh condemnation of gays, saying they deserve punishment because homosexuality "is criminal and it is so cruel." [ Read more → ]

White House takes action in response to Uganda’s anti-gay law

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday said it was taking action in response to the recent passage of Uganda an anti-gay law, signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in January. [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, February 28, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

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

Tuesday, February 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. [ Read more → ]

Uganda president calls gays ‘disgusting’ in interview after signing anti-gay law

Monday, February 24, 2014
Just hours after signing a harsh anti-gay law that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni called gays "disgusting" in an interview with CNN. [ Read more → ]
via Twitteruganda President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill into law.

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

Monday, February 24, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Rebecca Vassie, APUganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

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

Sunday, February 23, 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. [ Read more → ]
Schalk van Zuydam, APDesmond Tutu.

Desmond Tutu urges Uganda president to reject anti-gay bill

Sunday, February 23, 2014
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Sunday made an impassioned plea to Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for a life sentence for some same-sex relations. [ Read more → ]
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Uganda’s president rebuffs U.S. criticism of anti-gay bill

Friday, February 21, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's president said he wants no lectures from Western governments opposed to the country's controversial anti-gay bill, signaling he is set to sign it into law. [ Read more → ]

‘Quiet diplomacy’ faulted for advancement of Africa’s anti-gay laws

Thursday, February 20, 2014
DAKAR, Senegal -- Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met in his office with a team of U.S.-based rights activists concerned about legislation that would impose life sentences for some homosexual acts. South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined them by phone, pointing out similarities between Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and racist laws enforced under South Africa's former apartheid government. [ Read more → ]
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Uganda takes ‘moral’ high ground, dismisses U.S. pressure on anti-gay law

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s government on Tuesday dismissed calls by U.S. President Barack Obama not to sign an anti-homosexuality law, saying it was determined to protect the country’s “morals” even if that meant losing international aid. [ Read more → ]

Obama denounces Uganda’s anti-gay bill: ‘A step backward for Ugandans’

Sunday, February 16, 2014
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- President Barack Obama on Sunday harshly criticized plans by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality, saying it would "complicate our valued relationship." [ Read more → ]
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Uganda president to sign bill imposing life in prison for convicted homosexuals

Friday, February 14, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign the country’s controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill that imposes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality, according to a government spokesman. [ Read more → ]
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Uganda president won’t sign anti-gay law without proof gays are not born that way

Monday, January 27, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Friday he would sign the country's controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill only on the condition that he receives scientific proof that gays are made and not born. [ Read more → ]
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Uganda president blocks controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Thursday, January 16, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blocked the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill and has rebuked Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for failure to follow parliamentary procedures by passing the law without a quorum, reports the Daily Monitor, the leading Ugandan newspaper. [ Read more → ]

In rare move, Uganda president publicly tests for HIV

Friday, November 8, 2013
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's president tested for HIV in public on Friday to encourage millions of untested people to check their status, a critical step to stemming the spread of the virus in the East African country. [ Read more → ]

Invisible Children: Screaming monster while hanging out with Bigfoot

Sunday, April 15, 2012
On April 20, Invisible Children will hold a worldwide rally to draw attention to murderous Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) founder Joseph Kony. The event is called “Cover the Night,” but when one looks a bit closer at the shady right wing extremists this group cavorts with, a more appropriate name might be “Invisible Agenda: Covering Up The Theocratic Nightmare.” [ Read more → ]
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