Category: East Africa

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Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Ugandan LGBTQ+ ally, academic and controversial political activist Ste [...]
LGBT Ugandans: Our health depends on trans nominee in U.S.

LGBT Ugandans: Our health depends on trans nominee in U.S.

Gay rights activists in Uganda have welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden' [...]
Gay rights ally Stella Nyanzi concedes defeat in Uganda race

Gay rights ally Stella Nyanzi concedes defeat in Uganda race

Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan gay ally and academic researcher who resig [...]
2020 was a ‘dark’ year for the LGBTQI community in Uganda

2020 was a ‘dark’ year for the LGBTQI community in Uganda

The safety of sexual minority communities in Uganda has been a big con [...]
Repression in Sudan creates an LGBTQ+ underground

Repression in Sudan creates an LGBTQ+ underground

Sudan is making slow progress, but at least three Sudanese LGBTQ+ orga [...]
Uganda: Media bias leads to harassment of trans women

Uganda: Media bias leads to harassment of trans women

COMMENTARY. Prejudiced media reporting sets the stage for the ongoing [...]
Businesses of at-risk Ugandans will get Covid-19 aid

Businesses of at-risk Ugandans will get Covid-19 aid

Uganda is among five countries that will benefit from a new fund which [...]
Uganda: Rights lawyer freed on bail after week in prison

Uganda: Rights lawyer freed on bail after week in prison

Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo was released on bail today [...]
Ugandan-born trans woman wins Canadian award

Ugandan-born trans woman wins Canadian award

Ugandan-born LGBTQI+ activist, refugee and trans woman Christopher Nka [...]
Uganda: Delays leave human rights lawyer in prison without bail

Uganda: Delays leave human rights lawyer in prison without bail

Ugandan officials today extended the pre-trial detention of human righ [...]
Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

Botswana president: We’ll host 2021 AIDS conference

The president of Botswana announced on Facebook that Botswana will hos [...]
Uganda police seize human rights lawyer probing violence

Uganda police seize human rights lawyer probing violence

Ugandan police today seized human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo from a [...]
Uganda: COSF 20 human rights abuse case adjourned to March

Uganda: COSF 20 human rights abuse case adjourned to March

A Ugandan court has adjourned to March 2021 a case in which 20 LGBT yo [...]
Violence in Uganda: Anti-AIDS conference cancels 2021 plans

Violence in Uganda: Anti-AIDS conference cancels 2021 plans

The sponsors of the African anti-AIDS conference ICASA have decided to [...]
Ugandan activists call for decriminalization to fight AIDS

Ugandan activists call for decriminalization to fight AIDS

To combat AIDS, Uganda should decriminalize same-sex relations, sex wo [...]
Police brutality: Activists demand ICASA boycott of Uganda

Police brutality: Activists demand ICASA boycott of Uganda

African human rights defenders are seeking to move the preeminent Afri [...]
Uganda gays, key populations elect members of health panel

Uganda gays, key populations elect members of health panel

LGBTQ+ Ugandans, sex workers and other Ugandans most at risk of HIV in [...]
LGBTIQ activist Po Kimani needs our help to battle cancer

LGBTIQ activist Po Kimani needs our help to battle cancer

A prominent Kenyan LGBTIQ rights and social justice activist is underg [...]
Dutch claim: Criminals help Ugandan asylum seekers appear gay

Dutch claim: Criminals help Ugandan asylum seekers appear gay

Immigration officials in the Netherlands say a criminal network has be [...]
Trans woman among four activists eyeing Uganda health posts

Trans woman among four activists eyeing Uganda health posts

Three LGBT activists and one defender of drug users' human rights  hav [...]
LGBT Ugandans to elect members of national health panel

LGBT Ugandans to elect members of national health panel

Ugandan homosexuals, sex workers, drug users and other key populations [...]
Online uproar over Ugandan lesbian couple’s wedding photo

Online uproar over Ugandan lesbian couple’s wedding photo

A photograph of Ugandan gospel singer Julie Mutesasira kissing her fem [...]
U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. election: Biden pledges to act against anti-gay nations

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden says that, if elected on Nov. 3, [...]
Uganda survey: Covid-19 exposes LGBTQI people to more danger

Uganda survey: Covid-19 exposes LGBTQI people to more danger

The Ugandan government's response to Covid-19 has put the already vuln [...]
Homeless LGBTQ persons in Uganda get shelters

Homeless LGBTQ persons in Uganda get shelters

LGBTQ rights activists have opened a total of five shelters to house h [...]
Kenya: Prosecutor must use trans woman’s chosen name

Kenya: Prosecutor must use trans woman’s chosen name

A Kenyan court has directed the prosecution to respect a trans woman's [...]
Lawsuit seeks to block Ugandan clampdown on online news

Lawsuit seeks to block Ugandan clampdown on online news

Less than five months before elections, the Ugandan government has ban [...]
Gay rights activists get Covid-19 protective supplies

Gay rights activists get Covid-19 protective supplies

Over 86 LGBTI and mainstream human rights organisations in Uganda have [...]
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