The Republic of Uganda is an East African nation and former British colony, which gained independence from the U.K. in 1962. Discover the latest news about Uganda, where ‘carnal knowledge against the order of nature’ can be penalized by life imprisonment, according to the country’s penal code, a sodomy law that remains from the country’s colonial era. Learn about the ongoing struggle for LGBT rights in the republic, which has striven to enact harsher laws against gays and lesbians that includes punishments such as the death penalty.

Admonitions from Kampala follow last week's news of fresh U.S. sanctions, including the loss of millions in funding for a new health institute and visa denials. 

June 23 2014 7:45 PM

The White House announced that the State Department will prevent some Ugandan officials from entering the U.S., and cut or redirect funds from Uganda's aid package.

June 19 2014 3:52 PM Updated

Uganda criminalizes being gay and Thailand shames it. What can you do to help?

June 18 2014 7:50 PM

The British Home Office announced this week it has put a hold on deportation proceedings for Ugandan lesbian Harriet Nakigudde, as the office considers her request for political asylum.

June 11 2014 9:13 PM

Uganda's virulently antigay foreign minister will take office in September.

June 11 2014 8:21 PM

On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly is set to elect Uganda's foreign minister as president. LGBT advocates say that spells bad news for the international body.

June 09 2014 8:28 PM Updated

The investigation prompted false reports of the closure of the Refugee Law Project, based at Uganda's Makere University.

June 05 2014 8:22 PM

Aidah Asaba has been told to prepare for deportation Saturday to a nation with a virulently homophobic climate, but activists are pleading her case in a variety of ways.

May 21 2014 9:48 PM

Sexual Minorities Uganda reports more than 160 incidents of violence and harassment against Ugandans perceived to be LGBTI since the nation's parliament ratified the Anti-Homosexuality Act six months ago.

May 12 2014 4:35 PM

LGBT Ugandans and allies staged a protest outside a London hotel where President Yoweri Museveni was speaking, while the first LGBT people to face formal charges for gay sex were granted bail.

May 08 2014 8:31 PM