Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill

Uganda's leader has signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people but without a clause criminalising those who do not report them.

It includes life sentences for gay sex and same-sex marriage, but a proposed sentence of up to 14 years for first-time offenders has been removed.

US President Barack Obama had cautioned the bill would be a backward step.

Catherine Byaruhanga reports from Kampala.

  • 24 Feb 2014
  • From the section Africa
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