Category: East Africa

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Ugandan activists start condom coalition to fight AIDS

Ugandan activists start condom coalition to fight AIDS

LGBT-rights and right-to-health advocates in Uganda have launched a co [...]
Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzanian authorities have reportedly stepped up their restrictions on [...]
LGBTI in Uganda: How to survive a pandemic

LGBTI in Uganda: How to survive a pandemic

Get ready for "In the Eyes of a Pandemic", a documentary about how the [...]
Uganda officials ignore criminal summonses for LGBTQ torture

Uganda officials ignore criminal summonses for LGBTQ torture

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer each ignored t [...]
Ugandans face summons over LGBT torture charges

Ugandans face summons over LGBT torture charges

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer have been summ [...]
Ugandan  LGBT advocate wins HIV/AIDS global award

Ugandan LGBT advocate wins HIV/AIDS global award

Uganda was in the limelight at the just concluded virtual 2020 Interna [...]
Ugandan queer ally Stella Nyanzi leaves academia to focus on politics

Ugandan queer ally Stella Nyanzi leaves academia to focus on politics

Ugandan queer scholar and LGBT ally Dr Stella Nyanzi has resigned from [...]
20 Ugandans sue, citing torture during arrests, in prison

20 Ugandans sue, citing torture during arrests, in prison

Twenty homeless Ugandan youths have sued a Kitalya Prison official and [...]
Sudan drops death penalty for homosexuality

Sudan drops death penalty for homosexuality

The East African nation of Sudan has removed the death penalty as a pu [...]
In the works: Ugandan human rights defenders protection bill

In the works: Ugandan human rights defenders protection bill

A Ugandan legislator has won parliament's OK to draft and present a Hu [...]
Released from Ugandan prison, Cosf-20 seek probe of torture

Released from Ugandan prison, Cosf-20 seek probe of torture

Twenty LGBT Ugandans who spent 50 days on remand in a Ugandan prison o [...]
LGBT refugees coalition condemns Kenya violence

LGBT refugees coalition condemns Kenya violence

A coalition of LGBT refugees in East Africa wants authorities in Kenya [...]
Uganda: Court awards $1,341 to each of 19 jailed LGBT youths

Uganda: Court awards $1,341 to each of 19 jailed LGBT youths

A High Court judge in Uganda has awarded damages of 5 million Ugandan [...]
Day 50: Freedom for 19 LGBT Ugandans, finally

Day 50: Freedom for 19 LGBT Ugandans, finally

Ugandan prison officials finally released 19 LGBT men today, a day aft [...]
Facing no charges, 19 LGBT Ugandans remain in prison

Facing no charges, 19 LGBT Ugandans remain in prison

Nineteen members of Uganda's LGBT community are spending a 50th night [...]
Stella Nyanzi, Ugandan LGBT ally, arrested at Covid-19 protest

Stella Nyanzi, Ugandan LGBT ally, arrested at Covid-19 protest

Ugandan LGBT ally and academic scholar Dr Stella Nyanzi was arrested t [...]
Uganda: After 49 days, 19 prisoners ordered to be freed

Uganda: After 49 days, 19 prisoners ordered to be freed

Uganda's director of public prosecution today dropped all charges agai [...]
Day 47: Lawyers finally get to see 19 jailed LGBT Ugandans

Day 47: Lawyers finally get to see 19 jailed LGBT Ugandans

Three Ugandan human rights lawyers finally were allowed to see 19 impr [...]
Kenya: Emergency food, supplies reach LGBTQI refugees

Kenya: Emergency food, supplies reach LGBTQI refugees

More than 250 LGBTQI refugees at Kakuma Camp in Kenya have received em [...]
Day 45: Uganda High Court orders access to 19 jailed suspects

Day 45: Uganda High Court orders access to 19 jailed suspects

A High Court Judge in Uganda today ordered the country's Attorney Gene [...]
Day 44: Uganda court sets bail hearing for 19 LGBT detainees

Day 44: Uganda court sets bail hearing for 19 LGBT detainees

A magistrate in Uganda has ordered prison authorities to produce 19 me [...]
Trans Kenyans ‘extremely vulnerable’ during lockdown

Trans Kenyans ‘extremely vulnerable’ during lockdown

Lockdowns to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus are tough on transg [...]
Uganda 19 update: 44 days in prison with no lawyers, no bail hearing

Uganda 19 update: 44 days in prison with no lawyers, no bail hearing

A High Court judge said the case is urgent, but a lower court didn't b [...]
Covid-19: Ugandan activists condemn attacks targeting women

Covid-19: Ugandan activists condemn attacks targeting women

Advocates for human rights, LGBT people and sex workers last week deno [...]
No end in sight for Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown

No end in sight for Tanzania’s anti-LGBT crackdown

Four years ago, the Tanzanian government began its crackdown on its LG [...]
Desperate LGBTQ refugee hangs himself outside U.N. agency in Kenya

Desperate LGBTQ refugee hangs himself outside U.N. agency in Kenya

A desperate Ugandan LGBTQ refugee committed suicide outside the U.N. r [...]
New Ugandan rules allow HIV care during lockdown

New Ugandan rules allow HIV care during lockdown

LGBTI and health rights activists in Uganda have welcomed new guidance [...]
Uganda: Barred from seeing 20 prisoners, lawyers seek their release

Uganda: Barred from seeing 20 prisoners, lawyers seek their release

Gay-friendly lawyers hope to win release next week for the 20 imprison [...]
No lawyers for 20 LGBT Ugandans in prison on Covid-19 charges

No lawyers for 20 LGBT Ugandans in prison on Covid-19 charges

Lawyers cannot travel during Uganda's Covid-19 lockdown, so legal help [...]
Uganda activists fear Covid-19 lockdown imperils AIDS fight

Uganda activists fear Covid-19 lockdown imperils AIDS fight

LGBT-rights and health-rights advocates in Uganda fear that the countr [...]
New Uganda archbishop is less extreme but nixes same-sex marriage

New Uganda archbishop is less extreme but nixes same-sex marriage

The new Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has dropped the most homoph [...]
Kenya: LGBTQ refugees face cutbacks; how to respond

Kenya: LGBTQ refugees face cutbacks; how to respond

Organizations that assist LGBTQ refugees in Kenya are preparing to sto [...]
Chaos, gunshots after Uganda court releases LGBT ally

Chaos, gunshots after Uganda court releases LGBT ally

Ugandan LGBTQ ally Stella Nyanzi was ordered freed today after she had [...]
Uganda Muslim pleads innocent at trial after marrying a man

Uganda Muslim pleads innocent at trial after marrying a man

A Ugandan Muslim cleric accused of marrying a fellow man -- “unknowing [...]
Uganda HIV stigma drops, but it’s still high against gays

Uganda HIV stigma drops, but it’s still high against gays

Stigma against HIV+ homosexuals and sex workers in Uganda is almost si [...]
Anti-gay Tanzania official blocked by United States

Anti-gay Tanzania official blocked by United States

The U.S. Department of State has barred a Tanzanian official who launc [...]
Ugandan LGBT activists celebrate David Kato on Kuchu Memorial Day

Ugandan LGBT activists celebrate David Kato on Kuchu Memorial Day

Human rights defenders in Uganda have earmarked Jan. 26 as Kuchu Memor [...]
U.N. promises one-on-one attention to Kenya refugees

U.N. promises one-on-one attention to Kenya refugees

It's wait-and-see time for LGBTQ refugees who took refuge at the main [...]
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