NAIROBI/KAMPALA, Jan 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When
Uganda ordered an internet shutdown on the eve of the
presidential election, groundnut seller Susan Tafumba's trade
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite a presidential campaign marked by homophobic rhetoric, LGBT+ Ugandans turned out to vote on Thursday, with many hoping for change and finding unexpected camaraderie.
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year ago, feminist academic Stella Nyanzi was serving 18 months in jail for cyber-harassment over a provocative Facebook post targeting Uganda's veteran president, Yoweri Museveni.
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A town mayor and senior prison official in Uganda have been summoned to appear before a criminal court over allegations of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment against a group of LGBT+ youth, the victims' lawyers said on Friday.
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Ugandan court on Monday ordered the release of 19 LGBT+ people jailed for almost 50 days for risking spreading the new coronavirus after public prosecutors withdrew the charges.
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Ugandan court on Wednesday granted lawyers access to 19 LGBT+ people detained for more than six weeks with no legal help after they were charged with risking the spread of the coronavirus.
NAIROBI/KAMPALA, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
J ust before breakfast on a Sunday morning, Ugandan security
forces stormed an LGBT+ shelter outside the capital Kampala,
accusing more than 20 gay, bisexual and transgender people of
spreading the new coronavirus.
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human rights groups in Uganda on Wednesday demanded the release of 20 jailed LGBT+ people charged with risking the spread of coronavirus, saying that some were HIV-positive and needed their medication, while others might contract the virus in prison.
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ugandan police charged 20 LGBT+ people with disobeying rules on social distancing and risking the spread of coronavirus on Tuesday, drawing criticism from campaigners who said they were using the restrictions to target sexual minorities.
LILONGWE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of women took to the streets of Malawi's capital on Monday to protest against sexual violence after a series of alleged police assaults on women last year.