Tag: Yoweri Museveni

Uganda squirms as pressure mounts to repeal anti-gay law

Uganda squirms as pressure mounts to repeal anti-gay law

By Joto La Jiwe As human rights defenders inside and outside of Uganda await a Constitutional Court ruling on petitions challenging the Anti-Ho [...]
Amid global disputes over LGBT rights, Uganda takes Non-Aligned Movement chair

Amid global disputes over LGBT rights, Uganda takes Non-Aligned Movement chair

By Otako Ofampa Facing stiff criticism from Western countries for its harsh new anti-gay law, Uganda has taken on a three-year chairmanship of [...]
Iranian President praises anti-LGBTQI+ sentiments in Uganda

Iranian President praises anti-LGBTQI+ sentiments in Uganda

By Joto La Jiwe During his recent state visit to Uganda, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi didn't  hide his homophobia as he lauded his Ugandan c [...]
In the Congo, some hope to use anti-gay Uganda as a role model

In the Congo, some hope to use anti-gay Uganda as a role model

Gift bags with rainbow colors spark protest at mining conference. Activist comments: 'In a world running out of ideas, LGBTphobia moves in where polit [...]
Emboldened by anti-gay law, Ugandans besiege the LGBTQ community

Emboldened by anti-gay law, Ugandans besiege the LGBTQ community

Now that Uganda's cruel new Anti-Homosexuality Act has taken effect, the Ugandan LGBTQ community is under siege, Human rights activist Frank Mu [...]
Cruel Ugandan anti-gay law takes effect; legal challenges pending

Cruel Ugandan anti-gay law takes effect; legal challenges pending

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. Uganda's harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act took effect [...]
Legal challenge hits Uganda’s cruel anti-gay law; U.S. weighs travel bans, funding cuts

Legal challenge hits Uganda’s cruel anti-gay law; U.S. weighs travel bans, funding cuts

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. U.S. officials are preparing for possible travel rest [...]
Immediate backlash after Uganda president signs cruel anti-gay bill into law

Immediate backlash after Uganda president signs cruel anti-gay bill into law

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni today signed the cruel, [...]
Appeal to Uganda president: Save lives, ‘lead from the front’ by rejecting anti-gay bill

Appeal to Uganda president: Save lives, ‘lead from the front’ by rejecting anti-gay bill

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. COMMENTARY President Museveni, Please Tear Up This B [...]
Ugandan peer educators — gay, arrested, labeled as porn actors

Ugandan peer educators — gay, arrested, labeled as porn actors

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. The executive director of the non-profit African Human Rights [...]
Ugandan LGBTQ activist readies for the fight of his life

Ugandan LGBTQ activist readies for the fight of his life

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. As Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni nears a decision abo [...]
Museveni boosts African anti-gay campaign despite inaction on Ugandan bill

Museveni boosts African anti-gay campaign despite inaction on Ugandan bill

Human race depends on gay people procreating, Uganda president claims. To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at [...]
Uganda: Mothers of LGBTQ+ children petition Museveni to block Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda: Mothers of LGBTQ+ children petition Museveni to block Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Pressure mounts on President Museveni following Parliament's passage of homophobic bill. To get email notices of new articles, subscribe fo [...]
Ugandan journalist vows court challenge of anti-gay bill

Ugandan journalist vows court challenge of anti-gay bill

If the President signs it, next stop will be Constitutional Court. To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at rig [...]
Ugandan parliament is close to approving repressive anti-gay bill

Ugandan parliament is close to approving repressive anti-gay bill

By Joto La Jiwe The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Anita Among, has given Ugandan legislators the green light to bring an anti-homosexuality [...]
Uganda replaces intelligence officer hit with US sanctions

Uganda replaces intelligence officer hit with US sanctions

The Ugandan government has relieved Maj. Gen. Abel Kandiho of his role as Commander of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), weeks after the [...]
Uganda, US faith leaders discuss LGBTQI rights in Africa

Uganda, US faith leaders discuss LGBTQI rights in Africa

Faith leaders from the United States and Uganda called upon churches in Africa to open their doors to LGBTQI persons at a virtual conference organised [...]
Senior Uganda government health rights ally Prof. Anthony Mbonye has died

Senior Uganda government health rights ally Prof. Anthony Mbonye has died

Prof. Anthony Mbonye, the former Director General of Uganda's Health Services who has been instrumental in advocating for healthcare access for homose [...]
Gay Ugandans warned to abide by Covid-19 restrictions

Gay Ugandans warned to abide by Covid-19 restrictions

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the umbrella LGBTIQ+ entity in Uganda, wants its community members to protect themselves from Covid-19 by following a [...]
Homophobic leader Rebecca Kadaga dropped by Uganda Parliament

Homophobic leader Rebecca Kadaga dropped by Uganda Parliament

The homophobic Speaker of Ugandan Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has been dropped by her ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party and replaced by [...]
Activists endorse tactics for fighting Uganda’s new anti-gay bill

Activists endorse tactics for fighting Uganda’s new anti-gay bill

Gay rights activists in Uganda have issued an advisory on how local and international supporters of LGBTQ+ rights should work to blunt the effects of [...]
Ugandan President Museveni hints he may not sign new anti-gay bill

Ugandan President Museveni hints he may not sign new anti-gay bill

Amid pressure from the United States and the United Nations, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly hinted that he may reject the recently p [...]
Uganda gay activists urge president to reject new anti-gay bill

Uganda gay activists urge president to reject new anti-gay bill

LGBT human rights defenders in Uganda want President Yoweri Museveni  to refuse to sign into law the Sexual Offences Bill 2019, which Parliament passe [...]
Uganda: Pop star Akon misses ‘200% opportunity’ to boost gay rights

Uganda: Pop star Akon misses ‘200% opportunity’ to boost gay rights

Prominent Senegalese-American pop star Akon missed an opportunity to raise the issue of persecution and discrimination against LGBT people in Africa w [...]
Hope for change in Tanzania after death of homophobic president

Hope for change in Tanzania after death of homophobic president

Human rights activists expressed hope for change in Tanzania now that former vice president Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as the country's fir [...]
EU calls for urgent revision of Uganda’s anti-LGBTQI laws

EU calls for urgent revision of Uganda’s anti-LGBTQI laws

The European Union strongly criticized Uganda’s harsh laws against homosexuality, calling for their urgent revision and a strategy to combat discrimin [...]
Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Ugandan LGBTQ+ ally, academic and controversial political activist Stella Nyanzi has fled to Kenya for safety, citing persecution by President Yoweri [...]
10 years on: Celebrating David Kato, other LGBT Ugandans we’ve lost

10 years on: Celebrating David Kato, other LGBT Ugandans we’ve lost

Gay rights activists and human rights defenders in Uganda today marked the 10th Annual Kuchu Remembrance Day in memory of David Kato Kisule (RIP) and [...]
Ugandan activists dejected about homophobic Museveni’s grip on power

Ugandan activists dejected about homophobic Museveni’s grip on power

Ugandan human rights activists are trying to come to grips with the declaration that President Yoweri Museveni easily won re-election last week after [...]
Uganda election: Challenger cites issues; president cites homosexuals

Uganda election: Challenger cites issues; president cites homosexuals

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has again injected the issue of homosexuality into his reelection campaign. Challenger Bobi Wine declared it an atte [...]
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 rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo by scheduling his case in the courtroom of a judge with [...]
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 restaurant where he was eating, forced him into a van and drove away with him. [...]
Despite police brutality, Uganda wants to host AIDS conference

Despite police brutality, Uganda wants to host AIDS conference

Activists fighting against AIDS and for human rights in Uganda are pushing to reverse the decision to move next year's African AIDS conference out of [...]
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 move the gathering out of Uganda because of civil unrest there. A petition by h [...]
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 served 15 months in prison for insulting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and [...]
Activist Stella Nyanzi in good spirits after a year in prison

Activist Stella Nyanzi in good spirits after a year in prison

Imprisoned Ugandan LGBTQ ally Stella Nyanzi remains in good spirits after spending a year behind bars for her rude opposition to Ugandan President Yow [...]
Uganda challenger Bobi Wine supports gay rights

Uganda challenger Bobi Wine supports gay rights

Popular singer and Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) this week spoke out in defense of LGBT rights, an issue that divides [...]
Uganda: U.S.  reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

Uganda: U.S. reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

We haven't forgotten about you. That's the word to the LGBT community in Uganda, even though the latest national HIV impact survey contains no data a [...]
Ugandan activists welcome new UNAIDS leader, Ugandan Winnie Byanyima

Ugandan activists welcome new UNAIDS leader, Ugandan Winnie Byanyima

Gay rights activists in Uganda have welcomed the appointment of Ms Winifred ‘Winnie’ Karagwa Byanyima, a Ugandan national, as the new executive direct [...]
Uganda: Activist ‘was already condemned’ before trial

Uganda: Activist ‘was already condemned’ before trial

Political activist and strong gay ally Stella Nyanzi was sentenced on Aug. 2 to 18 months in prison after being convicted of "cyber harassment" for pu [...]
Uganda: Five months in prison awaiting verdict

Uganda: Five months in prison awaiting verdict

More than five months after her arrest for offending Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, outspoken LGBT and women's rights activist Stella Nyanzi remai [...]
Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Political activist, gay ally and devoted mother Stella Nyanzi will spend Christmas in prison, still awaiting court action stemming from her Nov. 2 arr [...]
Stella Nyanzi: A mom / activist’s writings from prison

Stella Nyanzi: A mom / activist’s writings from prison

In her writings from prison, longtime gay activist Stella Nyanzi proves herself to be a devoted mother as well as a fierce opponent of Ugandan Preside [...]
Uganda: Mom, activist, gay ally Stella Nyanzi imprisoned again

Uganda: Mom, activist, gay ally Stella Nyanzi imprisoned again

Political activist and devoted mother Stella Nyanzi, a strong gay ally, has been imprisoned again, this time for new online insults directed at Uganda [...]
Protesters: Uganda must free tortured activist singer

Protesters: Uganda must free tortured activist singer

Protesters in London are demanding an end to the torture and detention of Ugandan activist singer/politician Robert Kyagulanyi. The protest is schedul [...]
As Museveni wins peace prize, he wars against homosexuals

As Museveni wins peace prize, he wars against homosexuals

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni waged verbal war on homosexuality on Aug. 2, even as he accepted an international peace prize. He demanded that the [...]
Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Scott Lively targeted him in Uganda. Now he targets Lively in U.S.

Arch-homophobe the Rev. Scott Lively was a driving force behind the passage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, which incited an anti-LGBTQ pa [...]
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