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UN closes its human rights office in Uganda as government ends an agreement allowing it to operate

NEWS

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations’ human rights office in Uganda will close this weekend after the East African country decided not to renew an agreement allowing it to operate, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Friday. The closure comes amid concern over human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in Uganda and a new ….  Read More

‘More Hunted Than Before’: LGBTQ Ugandans Live in Fear Under Anti-Homosexuality Law

NEWSTODAY IN UAGNDA

Disowned by their families, evicted by their landlords, and persecuted by the state, LGBTQ Ugandans have fewer and fewer places to turn Kampala, Uganda | Nakisanze Segawa & Beatrice Lamwaka – Global Press Journal Uganda | Just two days after the Ugandan Parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Act in March, Sam, a lesbian, who prefers to be identified by ….  Read More

Efforts to evacuate rights defenders and most at risk LGBT Activists from Uganda intensify.

INTERNATIONAL NEWSNEWS

Press release from 05/30/2023 Berlin. May 30, 2023. Yesterday, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni massively intensified the criminalization of queer people in Uganda. The draft law was passed by Parliament in March and then revised again. In the future, so-called severe homosexuality can be punished with the death penalty. The new law also includes an article prohibiting “soliciting homosexuality”. Lesbians, gays, ….  Read More

Today in the Press

NEWSTODAY IN UAGNDA

Anti-gay law assent shakes Uganda relation with West Tuesday, May 30, 2023 By Franklin Draku What you need to know: The divide in opinion over homosexuality, made more polarised by Mr Museveni signing of the anti-gay legislation, has stirred a dilemma for development partners on whether to cut aid. President Museveni has defied international pressure and ….  Read More