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Museveni To Propose Softer Version Of Anti-Gay Law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants to propose a new version of the controversial anti-gay law that cuts out punishment for adults consenting to sexual relations, said lawmaker Medard Bitekyerezo on Tuesday. “We agreed to come up with a new version that doesn’t hurt our Western friends but also protects Ugandans,” said Bitekyerezo. “[Museveni] said he

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Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Declared “Null And Void”

The controversial anti-gay bill was struck down by a Ugandan constitutional court on Friday. But a previous law making homosexuality illegal will still be enforced in Uganda, reported the BBC. In February, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni sparked outrage across the world when he signed into law a bill allowing for “homosexual offenders” to be sentenced

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Mugabe: Gay Rights Are Not Human Rights

Harare – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is “fighting a just fight,” said Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, commenting on Uganda’s new strict anti-gay laws that sparked outrage in many parts of the world. According to Eyewitness News, Mugabe praised Museveni’s anti-gay laws which criminalise homosexual acts with sentences up to life imprisonment. Mugabe also revealed that

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Ugandan Tabloid Publishes ‘Top 200 Gay People’ List

Kampala – A Ugandan tabloid printed a list of the “top 200” homosexual Ugandans a day after the controversial anti-gay law was signed into power by that country’s President, Yoweri Museveni. In an article titled, “Uganda’s 200 Top Homos Named,” the Red Pepper magazine outs prominent public figures, some of whom had not yet revealed

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Calls for Uganda To Repeal Anti-Gay Law

Johannesburg – Various human rights activists on Tuesday condemned the “Jail the Gays” law and called on the Ugandan government to repeal the controversial law that was signed into power on Monday. “The Ugandan government must immediately move to repeal the so-called ‘Anti-Homosexuality’ law which attaches severe criminal penalties to freedom of association and speech

Uganda and South Sudan Join Forces Against Rebel Groups

Juba – Uganda has joined South Sudan’s government forces in the fight against rebel militants loyal to the former South Sudanese Deputy President, Riek Machar, said Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni in Wednesday. “Only the other day, 13 January, the [South Sudan army] and elements of our army had a big battle with these rebel troops