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Uganda’s Museveni defends anti-LGBTQ law amid aid cut threats

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has defended signing an anti-LGBTQ law that seeks to further restrict persons from the LGBTQ community. The law is one of the world’s harshest and allows for death penalty for persons considered serial offenders. It also imposes a life sentence for same-sex intercourse and a 20-year sentence for promotion of homosexuality. Museveni who was speaking for… Read More
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What you need to know about Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ law

The new law has been condemned by the international community including the United States, the UK and other European nations. US secretary of state said in a statement that “The Anti-Homosexuality Act passed by the Ugandan Parliament yesterday would undermine fundamental human rights of all Ugandans and could reverse gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS. – Advertisement – We urge… Read More
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Ghana’s president calls for tolerance over anti-LGBTQ+ bill debate

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he expects tolerance from citizens as the country’s parliament prepares to debate an anti-LGBTQ+ bill. The bill which is being sponsored by some Members of Parliament has support of religious bodies and seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. Various human rights activists have expressed their displeasure at… Read More
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UN Human Rights Council criticizes Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – The United Nations Human Rights council has criticized Ghana’s attempt to introduce tougher laws against LGBTQ+ persons and their activities in the country. Ghana’s lawmakers have laid in parliament a new draft bill titled “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021″. It is being sponsored by some individual lawmakers who are anti-LGBTQ+… Read More