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Uganda

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.

Prosecutors agreed to withdraw the charges, and the men and women will be released after spending nearly 50 days in jail.

May 19 2020 3:01 PM

Police say the arrestees were violating social distancing orders, but an activist says they were targeted for their identity.

April 01 2020 3:45 PM

Most taken into custody at Ram raid face drug charges regarding a tobacco-related product, but activists note authorities only raided Kampala's sole LGBTQ hangout.

November 12 2019 7:18 AM

The men were forced to undergo anal exams, amounting to torture, LGBTQ rights activists said.

October 24 2019 2:31 PM

The woman sought asylum, according to Rolling Stone, but could now be put on a plane to a homeland where she was beaten and raped, and faces prison.

October 22 2019 8:53 AM

A Ugandan official says the abhorrent legislation is needed because of "recruitment by gay people."

October 11 2019 7:12 PM

The anti-LGBTQ minister's claim comes in a case brought against him for spreading hate in the African nation.

August 16 2018 8:33 AM
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