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Uganda

  • 25th January 2010

    Ugandan anti-pastor shows press conference gay porn 23

    Uganda's parliament is considering an anti-homosexuality bill

    6:58 PM — Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa showed a press conference graphic gay porn last week in an effort to argue why the country's anti-homosexuality bill is necessary.

  • 21st January 2010

    Ugandan MP says he may amend anti-gay bill 6

    David Bahati said he may amend the bill

    5:52 PM — The MP who tabled Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill has said he may amend parts of it. David Bahati had previously refused to change provisions which would impose the death penalty or life imprisonment on gays, saying they would protect the "traditional family".

  • 20th January 2010

    Ugandan MP David Bahati will not attend Obama prayer breakfast 11

    David Bahati will not attend the prayer breakfast

    5:41 PM — David Bahati, the Ugandan MP who authored an anti-gay bill currently passing through the country, has reportedly been disinvited from a prayer breakfast with US president Barack Obama.

  • 19th January 2010

    ‘Homophobe’ expected to become South African ambassador to Uganda 13

    One of Jon Qwelane's Sunday Sun articles

    12:47 PM — A media personality who has been accused of homophobia will reportedly be appointed South Africa's ambassador to Uganda next month. Jon Qwelane has praised Robert Mugabe's "unflinching and unapologetic" stance on homosexuality.

  • 18th January 2010

    Author of Uganda’s gay execution bill to attend prayer breakfast with Obama 25

    David Bahati said he would attend the prayer breakfast

    11:22 AM — David Bahati, the MP who authored Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill, is expected to attend a prayer breakfast with US president Barack Obama.

  • 15th January 2010

    UN human rights chief calls on Uganda to shelve anti-gay bill 8

    The UN urged Uganda to drop the anti-gay bill

    4:46 PM — The United Nations called on Uganda to scrap a bill which could execute and imprison gay people. Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said today that the proposed legislation was "draconian" and "blatantly discriminatory".

  • 14th January 2010

    MP suggests UK should cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay bill 16

    Uganda's parliament is to consider an anti-homosexuality bill

    7:01 PM — A former Foreign Office minister has called for an audit into aid money granted to countries which "promote homophobia", such as Uganda.

  • MPs sign motion to condemn Uganda’s gay execution bill 8

    MPs called on the government to condemn the bill

    1:05 PM — Twenty MPs have signed an early day motion to attack Uganda's plans to introduce the death penalty for gays. The motion was tabled by Labour MP Harry Cohen and calls for the British government and European Union to press Uganda not to proceed with the law.

  • 13th January 2010

    Ugandan president Museveni distances himself from anti-gay bill 10

    Museveni said foreign policy interests must be considered

    8:36 PM — Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni said yesterday that the country must take into consideration its foreign policy interests when debating an anti-homosexuality bill.

  • Scottish MPs condemn arrest of gay Malawian men 1

    Scottish MPs condemned the arrests

    4:29 PM — More than 20 members of the Scottish parliament condemned the arrest of two gay men in Malawi who held a wedding ceremony. The motion was signed by members of all main parties and called for parliament to condemn the "illegal and homophobic arrests" of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga.

  • 8th January 2010

    Ugandan president Museveni ‘opposes death penalty for gays’ 15

    Yoweri Museveni does not support kiling gays, a minister said

    3:37 PM — President of Uganda Yoweri Moseveni opposes the death penalty for gays, the country's ethics minister has said. James Nsaba Buturo said the provision was likely to be removed from the country's anti-homosexuality bill, saying that reparative therapy would work better.

  • 31st December 2009

    Ugandan tabloid prints list of ‘tycoons who bankroll homos’ 65

    Uganda's proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been internationally criticised

    7:47 PM — A notorious Ugandan tabloid has run an article this week which, it claims, identifies individuals who finance the 'stinking vice' of homosexuality.

  • 30th December 2009

    The gay highs and lows of 2009 13

    Will 2010 see a prime minister marching with the Pride parade?

    7:07 PM — A look back at the best and worst moments for LGBT causes in 2009. While sports stars came out and politicians rushed to stand up for gay rights, the year was marred by the death of a much-loved pop star and a string of violent homophobic attacks.

  • 24th December 2009

    Archbishop of York speaks out on Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill 28

    Archbishop of York John Sentamu said the bill was "victimising"

    12:32 PM — Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who was born in Uganda, has condemned the country's plans to introduce the death penalty of life imprisonment for gays. Speaking to Radio 4's Today programme this morning, he criticised the "victimising" language in the bill and said the communion was "committed" to listening to the experiences of gay people.

  • Ethics minister says Uganda’s death penalty for gays will be ditched 49

    James Nsaba Buturo said the death penalty would be ditched

    11:26 AM — The Ugandan minister for ethics and integrity has suggested that the country will ditch its plans to execute gays in favour of life imprisonment. James Nsaba Buturo said this would allow authorities to rehabilitate gays.

  • 22nd December 2009

    Ugandan President threatens to reject homophobic bill 28

    US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to reject the bill

    3:00 PM — The President of Uganda has threatened to veto the a controversial new bill that could see homosexuals sentenced to the death penalty or lifetime imprisonment. US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to US secretary of state for African affairs Jonnie Carson on two separate occasions that he would reject the bill currently making its way through parliament.

  • 21st December 2009

    Christian leader supports death penalty for gays 87

    Christian Voice opposes abortion, homosexuality, no-fault divorce and safer sex education. Additionally it supports the death penalty and does not recognise the concept of marital rape

    12:06 PM — A far right Christian group has urged fellow Christians to support Uganda's proposed law that would make homosexuality punishable by death. The law would impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex with a minor or disabled person or someone infected with HIV.

  • 20th December 2009

    BBC ‘may face sanctions’ after gay execution debate 34

    Trevor Phillips suggested the BBC could face legal action over the comments

    3:32 PM — Trevor Phillips, the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has said the BBC may face sanctions over last week's online debate on whether gays should be executed.

  • 19th December 2009

    US Assistant Secretary of State condemns Uganda’s proposed anti-gay laws 4

    Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa

    12:43 AM — The USA's Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs has said that it is urging Ugandan politicians to block a proposed law that would impose life imprisonments of gay people, arguing that it would set back the fight against HIV/ AIDS.

  • 18th December 2009

    Ugandan parliament to debate anti-gay bill today 15

    Uganda's parliament will debate the bill today

    12:40 PM — Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill will be discussed in the country's parliament today. It is thought that this debate will follow a second reading and a vote will be taken in January after a third reading.

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