27th February 2014
Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status
1:40 PM — Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
John Kerry compares Ugandan anti-gay law to apartheid and anti-Semitism 4
1:23 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has compared Uganda's newly introduced anti-gay law with anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and apartheid in South Africa.
26th February 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt: President Museveni knows he’s talking homophobic bigoted baloney 11
5:33 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says the Ugandan President’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a betrayal of his own intelligence.
Peter Tatchell: Travel ban should be imposed on Uganda’s homophobic leaders 18
4:36 PM — Peter Tatchell writes on how the world should respond to the President of Uganda's decision to sign the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Ethiopian Children’s Minister slams Uganda over anti-gay law – but Twitter account then vanishes 30
1:48 PM — Ethiopia's Children's Minister has reportedly criticised Uganda’s President for passing his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – only for her Twitter account to then be deleted.
Zimbabwe: Head of gay rights group faces court over accusations of unregistered operation
12:41 PM — The chair of gay rights group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, faced court on Monday as the organisation is accused of failing to register itself.
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 43
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
Ugandan Health Minister: Gays will not face discrimination in accessing healthcare 18
10:58 AM — Uganda's health minister says gay citizens will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the signing into law of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
25th February 2014
MSP calls on UK to grant asylum to Ugandans outed by newspaper 23
6:50 PM — MSP James Dornan says the UK Home Office needs to offer asylum to Ugandans outed by the Red Pepper newspaper.
Good news out of Africa: Zambian gay rights campaigner acquitted in landmark case 6
5:07 PM — A prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been acquitted over charges of promoting homosexuality.
UN Secretary General: Uganda’s anti-gay law could trigger violence and harms all 12
3:49 PM — Ban Ki-moon is “seriously concerned” by the President of Uganda’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation and fears it could generate fresh homophobic violence.
Video: Ugandan President: Homosexuals are ‘disgusting’ and Obama should ‘respect African values’ 51
2:02 PM — Yoweri Museveni has defended signing Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law and has hit back at criticism from the West.
UK confirms no aid will go to Ugandan Government in wake of anti-gay law 38
1:20 PM — Following the introduction of a Ugandan law which makes homosexuality punishable with life jail sentences, the British Government has confirmed that no aid goes directly to the Ugandan Government, which is ineligible because of human rights concerns.
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
Swedish finance minister to raise criticism of anti-gay law whilst in Uganda
12:13 PM — The finance minister of Sweden has offered support to the Ugandan gay community, after the country's president signed a harsh anti-gay bill into law yesterday.
Ugandan tabloid ‘exposes top 200 homos’ one day after harsh anti-gay law signed 31
11:43 AM — A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has published a list of the "200 top" gay people, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill imposing life sentences for those imprisoned for being gay.
24th February 2014
Kaleidoscope Trust: Uganda’s anti-gay law is a terrible set-back for human rights 2
7:15 PM — The Kaleidoscope Trust has called on the UK Government to issue a firm response after the President of Uganda signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
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.