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Archive for 'Uganda'

The American Wahhabists

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning

This horrific image, which I make no apologies for posting, comes from the Ugandan Parliament.
The Ugandan lesbian activist Kasha Jacqueline posted it on Twitter. It is an example of the sort of disgusting anti-gay crap being distributed to Ugandan Members of Parliament. Kasha said it left her “sobbing” and pleading [...]

University of Buckingham Suspends Links With Victoria University Over Ugandan ‘Kill Gays Bill’

Dropping the death penalty component to the upcoming anti-homosexual bill – but retaining the implicit approval for life threatening violence and intimidation – has not molified funding groups towards Ugandan institutions.
Britain’s only private university, the University of Buckingham previously had been in partnership with the newly-formed Victoria University in Kampala, and accreditted most of its [...]

Ugandan Discussions

When I first read of Adrian Smith being demoted and having a 40% pay cut slapped on him for stating on Facebook an opposition to same-sex marriage, I hung fire. As dismal as it looked for Traford Housing Trust to rusticate an employee for a comment made outwith work and which had the most [...]

Thomas Lubanga and Joseph Kony

As Invisible Children attracts a mixture of apposite criticism, chagrin that others might be seen to care more than people who really care and suspicion that this is going to be yet another American power/resources grab, another item out note has come from the region.
Thomas Lubanga – whom I discussed here – has added to [...]

Sign the petition against Uganda’s anti-gay bill

Following international outrage, Uganda’s notorious ‘kill the gays’ bill has apparently been softened, getting rid of the death penalty clause, and its implementation has been delayed.  But there is no room for complacency:
Now parliament appears ready to hold an extraordinary session on Friday to debate the bill, which in its [...]

Uganda: Gay campaigner murdered. UK will deport another.

A Ugandan gay campaigner, Brenda Namigadde, who was studying in the UK applied for asylum after events in her country turned very, very bad. Firstly, a bill was introduced in the Ugandan parliament to increase punishments for homosexuality and to impose the death penalty in certain cases. Secondly, the a vicious press campaign started in [...]