Why are Ugandan anti-gay laws contributing to HIV prevalence?

In April 2009, the Parliament of Uganda passed a resolution to strengthen Laws on Homosexuality, this was a private member bill that was submitted by MP Bahati David, in October 2009.  It meant that same sex partnerships in Uganda was illegal, punishable and criminalises homosexual behaviour with prison sentences lasting…

Sarah Nakimbowa lives in Uganda and is a member of Key Correspondents, a citizen journalism network reporting for action on HIV. The network is supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Ugandans hold gay pride rally

Yesterday, Ugandan gay rights activists held a gay pride parade a year after the law requiring homosexuals in the country to be jailed for life was overturned. The BBC reported that a person attending the rally hoped it would be a “step forward” for the country. Many Ugandans still oppose…

Obama discusses gay rights during Kenya visit

Obama addressed a few major issues in Kenya during his visit including corruption security, issues and gay rights. He urged Kenya to hold “visible” trials in order to tackle corruption, which he believes to be the “biggest impediment” to future growth in the country. He also spoke on joint operations…

Obama arrives in Kenya

Friday July 24, 2015, Obama arrived in Kenya, visiting for the first time as the United States President. Obama is scheduled to hold two-day talk with the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kneyatta and other government officials. Trade is a topic that will be highly discussed during his visit, however, Obama has…

Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

Mozambique has decriminalised homosexuality, revising the penal code left over from the colonial era of the Portuguese. The revision came into force on Wednesday July 1, 2015. In the sat, No one has ever been prosecuted under the old law however the BBC reported that rights activists in Mozambique viewed…