Ugandan gay rights activist wins Right Livelihood Award. Kasha Nabagesera picked up the award for being one of Africa's most courageous human rights activists.
A group of gay rights activists in Uganda have taken a government agency to court for refusing to register their organization. Homosexuality is illegal in the country, and violence against sexual minorities is rife.
The United Nations human rights committee has rejected a plan to delay the appointment of an expert on LGBTI rights. A draft African resolution was amended by Latin American states to delete the request.
African states have drafted a resolution, calling for the suspension of the UN's new LGBTI investigator. The 54-member Africa group says concentrating on gay rights takes away from other issues, including racism.
Pope Francis has celebrated a Mass near the Ugandan capital attended by tens of thousands of Catholic faithful. The service took place on the site where a number of Christians were burnt alive in the 19th century.
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