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    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stood defiant in the face of aid cuts from several Western nations, arguing that aid from foreign nations on the condition of fair treatment for homosexuals is "unreligious" and "sinful."

  • Susan Rice: U.S. must be global leader in promoting gay rights

    White House national security adviser Susan E. Rice took time away from a variety of global security emergencies Tuesday to promote international gay rights, calling it "among the most challenging human rights issues we face."

  • **FILE** One of the 1,800 Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers being sent to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia participates in a Dec. 21 drill at Singo Military training camp, about 100 kilometers north of Kampala. (Associated Press)

    Obama admin. cancels regional military exercise due to Uganda's gay sex laws

    The Obama administration canceled a regional military exercise in Uganda on Thursday due to the country's gay sex laws. The nation implemented a bill in February that makes gay sex an offense that could land individuals a life sentence in prison.

  • Would you skip a meal to feed a child?

    Shelene Bryan went to Africa to find the two children that she sponsored for $25 a month. Were they real or just a scam?

  • Heart surgery saves 2 girls from Uganda

    Two teenagers from Uganda are recovering after receiving life-saving heart surgery in Jacksonville.

  • Correction: Uganda-HIV Nurse story

    In a story May 19 about the conviction in Uganda of a nurse, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was found guilty of trying to infect her patient with HIV. She was found guilty of negligence which exposed her patient to HIV, not of intentionally trying to infect the patient.

  • LRA's Kony hunted in Central African Republic

    African troops searching for Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony are concentrating on the Central African Republic although the notorious rebel commander indicted for war crimes keeps moving in and out of Sudan, South Sudan and Congo as well because he knows he's being tracked, a U.N. envoy said Monday.

  • Ugandan gay-rights activist John Abdallah Wambere holds a Ugandan newspaper during a news conference Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Boston. Wambere is seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape a harsh anti-homosexual law in his home country. The 41-year-old, who now lives in Cambridge, Mass., said Tuesday it is heartbreaking he will have to leave his community at home as well as his 16-year-old daughter, but it is too dangerous to return. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

    Ugandan gay-rights activist asks for US asylum

    Fearing prison or even death, an openly gay activist from Uganda is seeking asylum in the United States since his home country toughened criminal punishment against gays.

  • US urges fast African troops response in S. Sudan

    The United States urged eastern African nations on Thursday to quickly send enough peacekeeping forces to South Sudan to quell nearly six months of deadly violence between ethnic groups.

  • African troops capture junior rebel commander

    Uganda's military says it has captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.

  • Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges

    Uganda's athletics body suspended a coach who is accused of sexually harassing female runners, an official said on Monday, after Ugandan police started investigating the man whose alleged misconduct has sparked calls for his arrest and prosecution.

  • South African judge opens up

    An openly gay judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop. At the event, another judge praised Edwin Cameron, loftily describing their workplace as a shrine to democracy but also ribbing the colleague he sees often.

  • Uganda: Police raid US project that assisted gays

    Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government spokesman said Friday, in what appeared to be the first public action by police to enforce a new law that strengthened criminal penalties against gay sex.

  • FILE - In a Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity and one holds out a wrapped condom, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. President Barack Obama says in a statement provided Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 that pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America's valued relationship with the East African nation. Museveni said Friday that he plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for what they term as "aggravated" homosexual acts.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Leading Kenyan MP: Gay and lesbian behavior 'as serious as terrorism'

    In Kenya, terrorism and homosexuality are seen as equal threats, said a leader for the country's ruling party.

  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2006, file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwamba in southern Sudan. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, Pool, File)

    U.S. sends more troops, aircraft to search for Kony

    The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.

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