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Ugandan president abandons pretense, leads anti-gay rally

Ugandan president abandons pretense, leads anti-gay rally

April 1 (UPI) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni led an anti-gay rally celebrating the country's discriminatory laws against the LGBT community.
Aileen Graef
Kerry calls Ugandan president following passage of anti-gay bill

Kerry calls Ugandan president following passage of anti-gay bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by telephone Thursday with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni regarding the controversial new Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
JC Finley

Uganda to West after anti-gay bill outrage: 'We don't need' your aid

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Uganda is willing to forgo international aid to keep its new anti-homosexuality law, its ethics minister said Friday after the World Bank suspended a loan.

Uganda newspaper publishes names of 'top homosexuals'

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Ugandan newspaper Tuesday published a list of what it contended were the country's top homosexuals a day after the president signed criminalizing gay acts.

U.S. 'reviewing' Uganda aid, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands halt aid

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian officials say they are reviewing relations with Uganda because of a new law they say violates human rights by cracking down on homosexuals.
Ugandan newspaper publishes '200 Top Homos' after anti-gay bill signed into law

Ugandan newspaper publishes '200 Top Homos' after anti-gay bill signed into law

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Ugandan newspaper published a list of homosexuals on Tuesday, a day after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni enacted a controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
JC Finley
Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill into law

Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill into law

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Monday signed into law a measure that toughens sentences for those convicted of engaging in homosexual acts.
Secretary Kerry: Ugandan anti-gay law must be repealed

Secretary Kerry: Ugandan anti-gay law must be repealed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial anti-gay bill into law Monday, resulting in strong criticism from the U.S. and a call for its repeal.
JC Finley

Obama expresses disappointment over Uganda anti-gay legislation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Sunday he was "deeply disappointed" Uganda will implement a law criminalizing homosexuality.

British man ordered out of Uganda over gay sex video

KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A Ugandan court has ruled that a British man facing charges of possessing a video portraying gay sex should be immediately deported back to England.

Ugandan president blocks bill increasing gay sex penalties

KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A bill punishing gay sex with life imprisonment was passed without a quorum, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said, blocking it.

President confirms Ugandan army battling South Sudanese rebels

LUANDA, Angola, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has acknowledged the Ugandan army has actively fought alongside South Sudanese government forces battling rebel forces.

Sudanese president in South Sudan to urge peace

JUBA, South Sudan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The president of Sudan flew to South Sudan Monday to meet with President Salva Kiir to discuss failed peace negotiations between the South and rebel fighters.

Rebels drive S. Sudan government forces out of parts of Bor

BOR, South Sudan, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Rebels pursued their attack on the South Sudanese city of Bor Wednesday as delegates began arriving in neighboring Ethiopia to discuss ending the conflict.

Uganda Parliament passes anti-gay bill

KAMPALA, Uganda, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Ugandan parliament passed a bill toughening the punishment for homosexual acts, including life in prison for repeat offenders, government officials said.

London warns of protests in Uganda

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The British government Wednesday warned against traveling to parts of Uganda because of the potential for violent demonstrations in Kampala.

U.N. envoys push for peace in DRC

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it was hopeful talks under way in Kampala would encourage DRC and rebel groups to return to the negotiating table.

Uganda defends democratic image

KAMPALA, Uganda, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The political opposition in Uganda is using the national electoral commission "as a punching bag," a spokesman for the organization said.
Uganda restricts public demonstrations

Uganda restricts public demonstrations

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A law passed in Uganda restricting demonstrations is meant to frighten constituents into submission, a panel of human rights experts said.

Uganda monitoring Internet use

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 22 (UPI) -- The Ugandan government said Monday it would start monitoring Internet activity to protect the public from emerging national security issues.

Uganda press freedom under scrutiny

PARIS, June 27 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it was concerned about press freedom in Uganda in response to the alleged murder of a journalist for the New Vision newspaper.

Uganda, Kenya lay out oil pipeline plans

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 26 (UPI) -- Ugandan and Kenyan leaders announced plans to construct an oil pipeline that would stretch to the Lamu Port on the eastern shores of the Indian Ocean.

Kenya presses for East African security

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 25 (UPI) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday from Kampala regional efforts would help ensure security in East Africa.

Uganda leader denies succession claims

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 24 (UPI) -- Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, said Monday he is not being groomed to become the next president.

Ugandan mayor charges police beat, gassed him on way to court

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 21 (UPI) -- The mayor of Kampala, Uganda, said he was hit with tear gas and beaten by police officers escorting him to court to face abuse-of-power charges.
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