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African Leaders Have Obligation To Protect Citizens, Including Those In LGBT Communities

New York Times: Antigay Laws in Africa Adotei Akwei, managing director of government relations at Amnesty International USA “The new antigay law in Uganda is alarming and, sadly, not shocking. … [I]t follows the passage of similar legislation in Nigeria and fits within a growing trend that Amnesty International reported…

AIDS-Free World Directors Ask For Removal Of U.N. Special Envoy For HIV/AIDS In Africa

In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Paula Donovan and Stephen Lewis, co-directors of AIDS-Free World, state, “We write to you out of deep concern regarding Ms. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. In the wake of Uganda’s passage of a law criminalizing homosexuality, Ms. Wandira-Kazibwe’s…

Western Countries Continue To React To Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

News outlets continue to report on reactions to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, signed into law this week by President Yoweri Museveni. Associated Press: Uganda health minister: Gays will still get care “…Now that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a new law imposing harsh sentences for gay sex, life is expected…

Blogs Discuss Effects Of Ugandan Anti-Gay Law

Several blogs discuss the effects of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday. Managing Editor Mark Leon Goldberg writes in a U.N. Dispatch blog post about why the U.S. should not cut aid to Uganda (2/24). Ben Shepherd, associate fellow in the Africa Program…

International Donors, Agencies Continue To React To Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Media sources continue to cover reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Guardian: Uganda: how campaigners are preparing to counter the anti-gay bill “Earlier this week president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, did what LGBT rights campaigners, HIV/AIDS workers and human rights organizations feared for years:…

U.S. Calls For Repeal Of Ugandan Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

News sources continue to cover international reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Reuters: U.S. says reviewing relationship with Uganda government “The United States said on Monday it is reviewing its relationship with Uganda’s government, including U.S. assistance programs that are heavily focused on fighting HIV/AIDS,…

Uganda President Signs Anti-Gay Legislation

News outlets report on the controversy surrounding Uganda’s anti-gay legislation. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law on Monday despite opposition from several groups and individuals, including Desmond Tutu. New York Times: Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law “Brushing aside Western threats and criticism, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda…

News Outlets Report On Anti-Gay Laws, Actions In Several African Nations

News outlets report on several issues surrounding anti-gay laws in African nations. Associated Press: Quiet diplomacy faulted for Africa’s anti-gay laws “…The anti-gay bills are overwhelmingly supported by the general public in both Uganda and Nigeria, providing opportunities to win political points for two presidents eyeing re-election. But international gay…

Ugandan Scientist Responds In Open Letter To Country’s Proposed Anti-Gay Law

New York Times: An Open Letter on Homosexuality to My Fellow Ugandan Scientists Dean Hamer, scientist emeritus at the National Institutes of Health “President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is about to sign into law a vehement anti-gay law after ‘medical experts presented a report that homosexuality is not genetic but…