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

24 February 2014 Last updated at 21:53 GMT

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.