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Uganda minister who stormed gay rights meeting wins case

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:05

A Ugandan minister has won a case brought by gay rights campaigners after he stormed a workshop they had been holding, in the wake of tough new anti-gay laws, activists said Tuesday.

Uganda warns US sanctions over anti-gay law hits vulnerable

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:26

Uganda warned on Monday that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the "most vulnerable" in the country.

Rights violations `surge` after Uganda anti-gay law

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:15

ganda`s tough new anti-gay law has sparked a "surge in human rights violations", with people being arrested, evicted or losing their jobs, and at least one transgender person has been murdered, campaign groups said Thursday.

Uganda, EU hold talks over anti-gay law

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:59

Ugandan officials were holding talks with the European Union on Friday over a controversial anti-gay bill that has left the east African nation facing sanctions and aid cuts.

Ugandan government shrugs off aid cuts over anti-gay law

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 13:54

Uganda shrugged off Thursday foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.

US senator seeks Uganda aid freeze over anti-gay law

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:44

An influential US lawmaker on Tuesday proposed withholding aid to Uganda after the African nation`s president signed a controversial new measure imposing life prison sentences for homosexuals.

Uganda newspaper names 200 `homos` after anti-gay law signed

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 18:22

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the President called homosexuals `mercenaries` and signing one of the world`s toughest anti-gay laws.

Nobel laureates pen open letter to Vladimir Putin over Russia`s anti-gay law

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 08:26

Actor Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have written an open letter urging Russia`s president to repeal an anti-gay law.

Uganda Parliament passes life in jail anti-gay law

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:52

The controversial anti-gay law, which punishes certain homosexual acts with life imprisonment, was passed by the Ugandan lawmakers on Friday.

Foes of Russia`s anti-gay law ponder new tactics

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:49

The four-month campaign protesting Russia`s ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics` top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi.

Winter Olympics: Russia has mountain to climb with `Putin`s Games`

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 09:47

With a race against the clock to complete building works, threats of militant attacks, controversy over anti-gay law, Russia faces an unprecedented challenge to hold a successful Winter Olympics.

Bode Miller says Russian anti-gay law `ignorant`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 09:24

While some athletes danced around Russia`s anti-gay legislation on Monday American skiing great Bode Miller met the issue head on by calling next year`s Sochi Winter Olympic hosts "ignorant."