David Bahati

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 16th, 2013
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Opponents of gay rights in Africa often suggest that homosexuality is “un-African”. But over the past few years, scholars and activists have warned with growing urgency that it is the increasing pitch of homophobia on the continent that is really un-African, because it is literally being imported in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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[This article was originally published in The Mantle] By Emily Cody On 23 November, Uganda’s infamous anti-gay “Kill the Gays” legislation was passed by a committee vote. It will now move to Parliament, where it will be debated on the floor. Speaker of the House Rebecca Kadaga expects to pass the bil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uganda
Nov 13th, 2012
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Uganda’s parliament will, before Christmas, pass a highly controversial bill which seeks more stringent punishments for people engaging in homosexual acts and those perceived to be “promoting” homosexuality, says the speaker of the house. Rebecca Kadaga told hundreds of petitioners ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 18th, 2012
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President Joyce Banda declared Friday she wants to repeal Malawi’s laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in Africa in which gays are being increasingly singled out for prosecution. Banda, who assumed the presidency in April when her predecessor died, made the announcement in her f...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 20th, 2012
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Kampala – Four years ago Frank Mugisha begged his colleagues to join him for his first demonstration in support of gay rights in Uganda. Only four came along. This week, during a march against gender-based violence led by the gay advocacy group Sexual Minorities Uganda, the Ugandan activist saw...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 15th, 2012
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Boston – An East African gay advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against a Massachusetts evangelist, alleging he has waged a decade-long campaign to persecute gays in Uganda. The suit was filed in federal court in Springfield against minister Scott Lively under a statute that Se...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 15th, 2012
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Kampala – A Ugandan minister on Tuesday raided and shut down a workshop run by homosexual rights activists in Entebbe, Amnesty International reported, days after a draconian anti-gay bill was reintroduced. The London-based rights watchdog said in a statement that Minister for Ethics and Integri...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 14th, 2012
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A Uganda cabinet minister has raided a workshop for gay activists and tried to arrest the organiser, a Ugandan paper and UK-based rights group have said. Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo said the gathering was “illegal” and ordered delegates out of the hotel near the capital...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 10th, 2012
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Kampala – A Ugandan lawmaker behind a proposed draconian anti-gay bill that sparked an international outcry said Friday he wanted to drop clauses that would see the death penalty introduced for certain homosexual acts. “There will be no death penalty at all…that will go,” Davi...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 8th, 2012
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A bill that would make the death sentence mandatory for gays who are ‘repeat offenders’ was reintroduced in Uganda’s parliament today. The controversial move likely to draw fresh condemnation from Western aid donors. A private member’s bill was originally proposed in 2009 by D...