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Activists urge Obama to include LGBT rights on Africa summit agenda

| Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders. The Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization, and Human Rights First, which advocates aggressive U.S. stances on ...

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

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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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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Uganda police raid U.S. project known to offer HIV treatments to gays

| Friday, April 4, 2014
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.
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.

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

| Monday, March 31, 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 -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has launched fresh condemnation of gays, saying they deserve punishment because homosexuality "is criminal and it is so cruel."

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

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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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.

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

| Friday, February 28, 2014
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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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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 president calls gays ‘disgusting’ in interview after signing anti-gay law

| Monday, February 24, 2014
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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.

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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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