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Uganda: Report finds over 89 cases of violations against LGBTI persons


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Newspapers in Uganda have been used to out LGBTI Ugandans. Photo Huffington Post.

Austin Bryan, Managing Editor Last Modified: 07:33 a.m. EDT, 25 July 2015 KAMPALA, Uganda – A new report on abuses based on gender identity and sexual orientation found at least 89 verified cases of violations against LGBTI Ugandans in 2014. The report, released Thursday by the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, found that in […]

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LGBT Progress Overshadowed by Abuses


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United Nations GA

Austin Bryan, Managing Editor Last Modified: 00:23 a.m. EDT, 3 June 2015 NEW YORK – The second report ever released by the United Nations on protecting LGBT rights was published today by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report outlines steps for governments to take in stopping LGBT discrimination. […]

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Al-Shabaab Prosecutor Murdered in Kampala



High Court of Uganda, Kampala, Photo by Tom

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 1:31 p.m. EST, 29 May 2015 KAMPALA, Uganda – It’s been almost five years since the perilous al-Shabaab bombings in Kampala, Uganda that left 79 dead during the World Cup Final. But the death toll from this terrorist group rose again after they followed and murdered Ms. Joan Kagezi, […]

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Ugandans Leverage Viral Activism



Former child abductee with LRA, Photo by Sean Sprague

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:54 PM EDT,  23 April 2012 KAMPALA, Uganda – The Joseph Kony video that revealed gross human rights abuses in Uganda, particularly with regard to the kidnapping of children who were subsequently pressed into war as child soldiers, is not without its critics. Many Ugandans feel that their involvement in […]

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Victoria Seeds | Josephine Okot



Mother Farming with Children, Photo by Gates Foundation

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:23 PM EDT, 13 March 2012 KAMPALA, Uganda – With the recent fervor over the viral Joseph Kony video, Uganda has shot to the forefront of many American’s consciousness. There are many tragedies occurring across the Continent, and we have focused most recently on the genocide that is occurring in […]

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