KAMPALA - Human rights campaigners who filed a recent legal petition against Uganda’s draconian anti-gay law believe that they have a compelling case for its nullification. By Amy Fallon “Judges are human beings. But we are pretty sure we have made a compelling case for the nullification of the law and the judges will exercise their judicial […]
When Patrick Muiru* met George* on a Facebook dating page, little did he know this was the start of his problems that will leave him naked, sexually assaulted, beaten and humiliated. Patrick is a 26 year old closeted gay man who has fallen prey to blackmailers and extortionists targeting gay men. Patrick who lives in […]
Skyjacking Focus Of Massive Search For Missing Malaysian Jetliner By Nathan James Nine days after a Malaysian Airlines plane disappeared from the skies over the Gulf of Thailand, skyjacking is becoming the central focus of authorities looking for the missing jetliner. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, carrying 239 passengers and crew, vanished from tracking radar, […]
Four gay men were publicly whipped in a northern Nigeria Islamic court today, after being convicted of having gay sex, human rights observers said.
A senior United Nations official has broken ranks with his organisation and called for “full compensation” for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti. Gustavo Gallon, the UN’s top human rights officer in Haiti, also said in his report that “those responsible” for the outbreak should be punished. It is the first such call […]
WASHINGTON – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s authorisation of the Parliament’s so-called “kill the gays” bill has led Washington officials to announce a review of U.S. aid to the African country. By Bryant Harris While the new law no longer provides the death penalty for LGBT people, as it did when parliament first introduced it, it […]
WASHINGTON — The World Bank on Thursday said it postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda’s health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that usually avoids wading into politics. “We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectives would not […]
With the passage of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality act, which imposes life imprisonment on anyone convicted of being gay or lesbian, a national witch hunt has begun, with leading newspapers posting pictures of known or “suspected” homosexuals, and their addresses, on their front pages.
Six South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have condemned the passing of the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill, signed into law on 24 February 2014 by Ugandan President Museveni. These NGOs – OUT (Pretoria), Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (Johannesburg), Forum for the Empowerment of Women (Johannesburg), Durban Lesbian and […]
Uganda’s health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law. Aid charities warn the new bill will have “disastrous” effects on the country’s response to HIV. Uganda is a very conservative society where many people oppose homosexuality. Homosexual acts were already illegal in […]