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Nicholas Opiyo appears with anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa at the constitutional court hearing in Kampala, 30 July 2014.
30/07/2014 - Uganda - Interview

We’ll have Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down at the constitutional court, lawyer

Ugandan activists began their fight on Wednesday at the constitutional court in Kampala to have the country’s controversial anti-gay laws overturned.

12/05/2014 - Interview: Uganda

Uganda’s foreign minister sets his sights on UN presidency, announces troops for CAR

Uganda’s foreign minister Sam Kutesa visited Paris on Friday to drum up support for his bid to become president of the UN General Assembly.

"Equal rights for all!" demands this banner on a pro-gay marriage demonstration in Nice last year
08/05/2014 - France

French family kidnaps lesbian daughter fleeing arranged marriage

Three members of a French family of Turkish origin have been charged with kidnapping a young gay woman for fleeing an arranged marriage.


African press review 1 April 2014

A donkey, minibuses, Jacob's Zuma's private farm and Uganda's anti-gay law all make the newspapers around Africa today ..


African press review 7 March 2014

Nigerian security forces clash with Boko Haram and women demonstrate against them. The ANC vets potential candidates.


African press review 3 March 2014

One smiling face dominates the websites of the Kenyan newspapers this morning.


African press review 28 February 2014

Nigeria is reeling from Boko Haram violence. François Hollande and other European leaders promise solidarity.


African press review 26 February 2014

European countries are angry about Uganda’s anti-gay law. SA growth slows for third year in a row as an election looms. Kenyan MPs demand more money. Mobile banking means more fraud.


African press review 25 February 2014

Uganda's new anti-homosexuality law, the latest political developments in Egypt and a giant mango all feature in today's African papers ..

Ugandan organisation to challenge anti-gay law in court
25/02/2014 - African news explained

Ugandan organisation to challenge anti-gay law in court

The Ugandan president has signed a controversial anti-homosexuality bill into law. Under the act, gays could be jailed for life.