Category Archives: Human Rights

Keep an Eye on Museveni

I just read an article that brought up a number of red flags for me about the direction Uganda is taking right now. It is well-known that President Museveni is living in fear of what has happened in north Africa. … Continue reading

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Uganda in Flames

I haven’t written for a while because I have been in transit for the last few weeks moving back to the States. As I have tuned back into what has been happening in Uganda, I am in total shock. Museveni … Continue reading

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Another Case of Culture vs. Law

BBC Radio this morning aired a story about the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda. Traditionally, the way to “claim” a woman there was to rape her and then she was yours. “Forceful penetration” was a prerequisite to marriage. There were … Continue reading

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Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Finally Dead?

Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, internationally-denounced legislation that would have prescribed all Ugandan gays to be put in jail for life, would have required reporting to the government anyone suspected of being homosexual within 24 hours, and possibly would have … Continue reading

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Good Riddance, Buturo
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James Buturo, the erstwhile Ethics and Integrity State Minister, is now just your average closed-minded gay-bashing guy. He is one of several MPs who were forced to resign their posts after running for office as Independent candidates without first resigning from their parties.

On his way out, he actually came up with what might be his best policy recommendation ever. He may have found a solution to the impending population crisis here in Uganda:

“Homosexuality in Uganda and Africa as a whole is a taboo. How can a man sleep with a fellow man or a woman with a fellow woman. How can they produce children?”

Excellent point, Mr. Buturo. Maybe everyone should become gay, at least for a few years, until the rampaging population growth gets under control (Uganda has the second highest population growth rate in the world, and nobody is talking about it).

And, of course, he had to make one more jab at western nations for “exporting” homosexuality to Uganda:

“if it is good and revered in their countries, they should not impose it on Ugandans or Africans in general.”

Uh, yeah…we in the west have so much to gain from turning Africans gay that it has become a primary State Department strategy. I have written about my views on this claim in my post Homosexuality in Uganda is Not a European Import – Christianity Is.

Mr. Buturo, I hope your replacement possesses some ethics and some integrity.

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Ethics Minister Nsaba Buturo Resigns (Independent)

Gay Rights in Uganda (Wild Thoughts from Uganda)

Mark D. Jordahl – Kampala

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I Held 5 Billion Dollars

Not, unfortunately, American dollars. It was Zimbabwean dollars, and it was one note. How can they fit so many zeros on a single bill? And yes, these are real: My neighbor here in Kampala is from Zimbabwe, and one evening … Continue reading

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Libya: Anger Shifting from Gadaffi to “African Mercenaries”

Gadaffi uses mercenary soldiers from sub-Saharan Africa. As his country rises up against him, he probably uses them even more than he did before, since the loyalties of his “Libyan” soldiers must be in doubt. This is causing a violent … Continue reading

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African Bloggers Statement on David Kato and Uganda

I have written about the issue of Gay Rights in Uganda in a number of articles, including: Gay Rights in Uganda Homosexuality in Uganda is Not a European Import – Christianity Is Funeral Puts Spotlight on Anglican Church I admit … Continue reading

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Uganda Civil Society Statement on David Kato’s Murder

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Conflict at David Kato’s Funeral Puts Spotlight on Anglican Church

Originally Posted On Global Voices Online:

Ugandan gay-rights advocate, David Kato, was slain on January 26, 2011. He was bludgeoned in his home with an iron bar 22 days after he won an injunction against the Rolling Stone newspaper that printed his name, along with the names of 99 other Ugandan homosexuals, under a banner stating “Hang Them.”

David’s activism was boldly courageous in a country where homosexuality is illegal, and debate continues on a bill that would provide the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.”

Despite the timing and the very visible role David played within the LGBT community in Uganda, Ugandan police refuse to consider this a hate crime.

His death has brought out the voices of friends and foes alike. Continue reading

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