March 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A group of Uganda rights activists on Tuesday petitioned the country's Constitutional Court to overturn a recent law criminalizing the promotion and recognition of homosexual relations. President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law last month, which imposes life sentences for those convicted ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed into law a bill criminalizing the promotion and recognition of homosexual relations. Reports indicate that first-time offenders will face up to 14 years in prison, while those charged with "aggravated homosexuality" will face life in prison. The ...[read more]
February 15, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A spokesperson for the Ugandan government, Ofwono Opondo, said in a tweet Friday that President Yoweri Museveni will sign an anti-gay law that provides for life imprisonment for homosexuals. Homosexuality has long been illegal in Uganda, and the bill was introduced to inflict harsher penalties for ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign a bill proposed by the nation's Parliament that would toughen punishments for homosexuals in Uganda. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was introduced in 2009 and the Ugandan Parliament passed the bill last month. Homosexuality has long been illegal in ...[read more]
December 20, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
The Ugandan Parliament announced on Friday the passing of the anti-gay bill that, if signed by President Yoweri Museveni in the next 30 days, will criminalize homosexuality and impose harsh jail terms for same-sex relationships. The bill stipulates a fourteen-year jail term for one convicted of ...[read more]
August 7, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Uganda Parliament on Tuesday passed a new law that imposes restrictions on public meetings and gatherings in the country. The law requires that meetings of a political nature held between three or more people be authorized by the police and allows police to use force in order to break up ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Max Slater
The government of Uganda is harassing and intimidating rights groups and other non-government organizations (NGOs), Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. The report, entitled "Curtailing Criticism: Intimidation and Obstruction of Civil Society in Uganda," documents the ways in which the ...[read more]
June 9, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday that the government has changed its position concerning a previous decision not to invite Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to an African Union (AU) summit to be held in Kampala in July. On Saturday, President Yoweri Museveni said that ...[read more]
April 25, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday strongly criticized new attempts to impose UN sanctions on his country's nuclear program. Ahmadinejad was in Uganda meeting with President Yoweri Museveni when he made the comments. The Iranian leader said that actions being taken by the ...[read more]
March 11, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Leaders of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will stand trial in Uganda rather than at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told AP Tuesday. Museveni said that the Ugandan government and LRA had reached a deal to try some LRA ...[read more]

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