Simon Lokodo

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Albert, an accountant with a top city bank, says he is tired of the insecurity he feels whenever he is at work. His crisis is the fact that male co-workers ogle at his fiancée’s as she strolls around in a miniskirt. The mini, along with other ‘revealing’ clothes, is the unofficial uniform for all fem...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 12th, 2013
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Women in Uganda who go out wearing mini-skirts could face jail or a heavy fine under draconian new anti-pornography laws.  The legislation would also see television dramas and films banned if it is passed by parliament. The Anti-Pornography Bill 2011 proposes that those found guilty of abetting porno...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 25th, 2012
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Kampala – Gay rights activists should be banned from holding meetings or standing up for their rights, a key Ugandan minister said Friday, ahead of a scheduled court appearance next week over allegations that he had impeded the exercise of gay rights. Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo ...
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
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...