24th February 2014
White House reiterates commitment to push Uganda to repeal ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 3
6:49 PM — Criticising Uganda's new anti-gay law, the White House has reiterated its commitment to having the law repealed, calling it "abhorrent", and "a step backwards".
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 53
5:46 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over its newly-introduced anti-gay law.
Ugandan President: ‘Gay sex gives you worms and all gay people are prostitutes’ 121
5:06 PM — The President of Uganda on signing into law a bill harshening penalties for those arrested for being gay, made ludicrous claims that gay people give each other worms through sex, and that people are only gay because they have sex for money.
William Hague ‘deeply saddened and disappointed’ with Uganda’s President for signing anti-gay law 12
4:20 PM — UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he’s “deeply saddened” by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
Nick Clegg: Uganda’s anti-gay law is an abhorrent backwards step 5
3:58 PM — The British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has tweeted his strong opposition to Uganda's anti-gay law, as the country's President signed it into law today.
EU foreign policy chief slams Ugandan President for signing ‘draconian’ anti-gay law 7
3:45 PM — EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton has condemned the President of Uganda for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Activists warn Ugandan President will have ‘blood on his hands’ after signing anti-gay bill 6
1:39 PM — Campaigners are furious with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
Robert Mugabe: ‘We don’t accept homosexuality, God made men and women so they can bear children’ 19
12:00 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has marked turning 90 by urging his country to shun homosexuality at a birthday rally.
President of Uganda signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law 35
11:05 AM — The President of Uganda has signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, saying "we are sick of homosexuals exhibiting themselves".
Ugandan President to sign anti-gay law today 11
9:08 AM — The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, is due to sign the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill imminently, reports say.
23rd February 2014
Desmond Tutu: Uganda’s anti-gay bill is as evil as Nazism and Apartheid 67
6:09 PM — The former Archbishop of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Prize winning Desmond Tutu has compared Uganda's new anti-gay law to Nazi and Apartheid discrimination.
21st February 2014
Ugandan President Museveni calls on Obama to help determine ‘if there are people who are born gay’ 23
4:55 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement criticising US President Barack Obama for his reaction to the former's decision to sign into law the country's anti-gay law, and reiterating his intention to sign it.
Reports: Yoweri Museveni has signed Uganda’s ‘jail the gays’ bill into law 3
11:26 AM — Several reports from within Uganda suggest that the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed the country's new anti-gay bill into law.
20th February 2014
Uganda offers ‘reassurance’ to international gay community of ‘continued commitment to the law’ 10
6:19 PM — In what appears to be an attempt to extinguish the fire of controversy surrounding its soon to be signed anti-gay law, the Ugandan Government has put out a statement offering "reassurance" to the international community.
19th February 2014
Uganda: Defamation ruling against four pastors who said another ‘sodomised’ his flock upheld 8
7:01 PM — A sentence handed down to four Ugandan pastors who defamed another has been upheld by the country's high court.
Kenyan politicians respond to Obama plea by forming new anti-gay group 12
3:25 PM — Politicians in Kenya have criticised US President Barack Obama after he warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
18th February 2014
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh: Gays are ‘vermin’ and should be treated worse than mosquitoes 110
8:07 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has referred to gay people as "vermin", saying they should be dealt with in the same way as mosquitoes which "cause" malaria.
Ugandan politician: We are ‘tolerant’ of gays because we don’t ‘slaughter them’ 62
6:33 PM — A Ugandan minister has said that he thinks the country is "tolerant" of gay people because they are not routinely "slaughtered".
South Africa: Court hears alleged killers of gay night club owner used crystal meth
5:23 PM — Three men accused of killing a gay night club owner took crystal meth, a South African court hears.
Uganda: ‘We don’t care’ if we lose international aid over anti-gay and miniskirt laws 34
5:08 PM — Ugandans would rather "die poor", than give up a law which will increase punishments for homosexuality, a Government spokesman has said.