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At least three Ugandans have committed suicide and five others attempted in the last two weeks over the anti-gay law, gay rights activists have revealed.
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Uganda's president signed an anti-gay bill Monday that provides for prison sentences ranging up to life behind bars, saying it is needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa. Arrests of gays were expected as a result, one politician said.
The Ugandan government is defending strict anti-gay proposals that would jail homosexuals for life, even if it means losing the country's foreign aid.
President Obama denounced Uganda on Sunday for approving a law that will impose lengthy criminal sentences on people convicted of engaging in homosexual acts and said the law "will complicate" U.S. relations with the East African nation.
Congolese officials were in talks Sunday with representatives of M23, the rebel group that last week took control of the eastern Congo city of Goma, according to Ugandan officials.
African leaders joined thousands of Ugandans on Tuesday on an airstrip in the capital of Kampala, where 50 years ago Uganda announced its independence from British rule.
Doctors were slow to respond to an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda because symptoms weren't always typical, but a World Health Organization official said Friday that authorities are halting the spread of the deadly disease.
The Ugandan government is seeking to ban 38 nongovernmental organizations that it accuses of promoting homosexuality — a move that critics say aims to divert attention from the administration's political troubles.