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Obama condemns Uganda’s tough antigay measure

The New York Times – Sarah Wheaton RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama on Sunday condemned a measure to criminalize homosexuality in Uganda, publicly warning the country’s president that such discrimination could harm its relationship with the United States. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signaled on Friday that he was likely to sign a bill […]

Ugandan president says he will sign tough antigay measure

The New York Times –Nicholas Kulish NAIROBI, Kenya — Gay rights in Africa suffered another setback when President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda told members of his party on Friday that he would sign a bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, including life imprisonment in some cases. The measure would criminalize “the promotion or recognition” of homosexual […]

Group: Nigeria arrests gay ‘suspects’ under new law banning homosexuality

CNN –Faith Karimi and Vladimir Duthiers Nigerian authorities arrested 10 people believed to be gay men under a bill signed this week that bans same-sex marriages, a human rights group said. Police detained men in various states and have dozens of pending arrests based on perceived sexual orientation, according to Amnesty International. “Those arrested under […]