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.

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

A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.

March 07 2014 3:20 PM

In a handwritten note, the landlord admits that the tenant is a 'wonderful woman,' but says she is 'depraved' for being a lesbian.

March 05 2014 4:25 PM

A high-ranking Vatican official condemns Uganda's antigay law.

March 04 2014 5:01 PM

Ugandan Parliament member David Bahati said despite losing more than $115 million in international aid because the country's draconian 'anti-homosexuality' law, the price is worth it to protect African morality.

March 04 2014 1:55 PM