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.

Since President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act into law in February, LGBT Ugandans are living in fear — going into hiding and even contemplating suicide, say activists on the ground.

April 08 2014 4:16 PM

'I am now mobilized to fight this war' against homosexuality, said Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

April 01 2014 2:17 PM

The Obama administration named nearly $10 million in aid cuts to the Ugandan government in response to enacting the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act.

March 24 2014 2:20 PM

Rachel Maddow calls the Obama administration's plan to send American experts to Uganda a new kind of experiment in 'real science and real diplomacy.'

March 19 2014 4:23 PM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced a suspension of some of its annual $3.9 million in health care aid usually given to the East African country.

March 14 2014 2:20 PM

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act just received its first constitutional challenge, while activists also filed a separate suit hoping to put a stop to the now-common practice of tabloids outing Ugandans suspected of being LGBT.

March 11 2014 2:12 PM Updated

Uganda's tabloid rag, the Red Pepper, not only puts people's lives in danger, but it steals the materials to do so.

March 11 2014 12:50 PM

A Ugandan journalist sums up the response of Ugandan officials to news that more than $115 million in international aid will be diverted from the East African government in response to its passage of draconian anti-LGBT legislation.

March 07 2014 6:57 PM