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U.N. faces backlash over appointment of anti-gay politician to senior position

U.N. faces backlash over appointment of anti-gay politician to senior position

UNITED NATIONS, June 2 (UPI) --The United Nations is facing backlash after the decision to appoint Ugandan foreign minister Sam Kutesa as president of the general assembly.
Aileen Graef
Ugandan gay rights activist seeks asylum in U.S.

Ugandan gay rights activist seeks asylum in U.S.

BOSTON, May 13 (UPI) --Ugandan gay rights activist John Abdallah Wambere is seeking asylum in the U.S. after Uganda enacted the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act in February.
JC Finley
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.
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U.S. President George W. Bush listens as he meets with the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on October 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ( pronunciation (helpĀ·info)) (born c. 1944) is a Ugandan politician and statesman. He has been President of Uganda since 26 January 1986.

Museveni was involved in the war that deposed Idi Amin Dada, ending his rule in 1979, and in the rebellion that subsequently led to the demise of the Milton Obote regime in 1985. With the notable exception of northern areas, Museveni has brought relative stability and economic growth to a country that has endured decades of government mismanagement, rebel activity and civil war. His tenure has also witnessed one of the most effective national responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa.

In the mid-to-late 1990s, Museveni was lauded by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency has been marred, however, by invading and occupying Congo during the Second Congo War (the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has resulted in an estimated 5.4 million deaths since 1998) and other conflicts in the Great Lakes region. Rebellion in the north of Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army continues to perpetuate one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Recent developments, including the abolition of presidential term limits before the 2006 elections and the harassment of democratic opposition, have attracted concern from domestic commentators and the international community.

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