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March 10, 2014

Telecoms company is protesting against Uganda's anti-gay law that punishes homosexuality with life in jail

Telecom company Orange is pulling advertizing from a Uganda tabloid that outed hundreds of gay people in the country.

Red Pepper, a prominent tabloid, published 200 names and faces of LGBTI people in Uganda sparking fears of mob violence.

Orange spokesperson Jean-Bernard Orsoni said: ‘Orange Uganda is advertising in most newspapers and radio stations in the country.

February 26, 2014

James Dornan MSP has called on the Ugandan High Commissioner in the UK to hold equality talks during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

The UK is being called on to offer asylum to the 200 Ugandan gay people outed by a tabloid newspaper.

James Dornan, a member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), has written a letter to the Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs asking him to make it clear that asylum should be offered to anyone ‘living in fear of their life simply because of their sexual or gender identity’.

February 25, 2014

Back in 2010, a tabloid's media witchhunt for homosexuals led to at least one death of a gay rights activist. Now in 2014, a list has been published again

A Ugandan tabloid has printed a list of the ‘top 200’ homosexuals today (25 February), a day after the president signed one of the most draconic homophobic bills in the world into law.

The Red Pepper tabloid has published the names, some who have not been outed before, in a front-page story under the headline: ‘EXPOSED!’

The list includes prominent Ugandan gay activists such as Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) Pepe Julian Onziema and Frank Mugisha, who have been instrumental in the fight against the country’s homophobia.

December 16, 2013

Graphic photos were published in notorious homophobic tabloid Red Pepper of the soccer boss allegedly having sex with a young player

A Ugandan former national football manager is being held in a police station and is awaiting trial over charges of gay sex, it was revealed today (16 December).

Chris Mubiru, the former head of the country’s soccer team, was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly ‘sodomizing’ one of his team players last year.

Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba confirmed the former Uganda Cranes chief was arrested, but it is unknown when a trial is likely to take place.

November 27, 2013

A 65-year-old retired banker is facing trial next week over charges he 'trafficked obscene materials'

A Brit facing gay sex charges in Uganda has said he is fearing deportation today (27 November).

Ex-pat Bernard Randall, 65, has pleaded not guilty to charges of ‘trafficking obscene publications’ after police found video on his laptop of him having sex with man.

He will face a two-year sentence if convicted.

The charges were brought after his laptop was stolen and films on the computer were handed to homophobic tabloid Red Pepper.

October 21, 2013

Sunday Pepper newspaper publishes salacious account of police arresting a ‘bum-shafting duo’ who allegedly lure young men into sex films

Ugandan police have allegedly arrested a gay couple on suspicion of getting young men to be videoed having gay sex with them.

The men were apparently caught after one of them, a 65-year-old British former banker, reported thieves who broke into his house.

The alleged thieves claimed they had never staged the break-in and instead had just turned him down for sex.

The Sunday Pepper newspaper, part of the homophobic Red Pepper group, published the claims yesterday (20 September).

February 25, 2013

Tabloid Red Pepper prints story called 'Top Uganda Gay Recruiters Busted'

The daily tabloid the Red Pepper continues its tradition of putting gay and lesbian Ugandans at risk.

As reported by the New Civil Rights Movement, the newspaper published an article called 'Top Uganda Gay Recruiters Busted.' The story included photos of individuals who are allegedly gay.

December 8, 2012

The editor of Uganda’s largest independent newspaper says most foreign aid is just absorbed by corrupt officials and has only lead to greater corruption and government unaccountability in Uganda

Uganda’s largest independent newspaper has welcomed looming foreign aid cuts to the country over its persecution of LGBT people, arguing that aid has only fuelled corruption and non-accountability in the Ugandan Government.

December 7, 2012

Ugandan paper has published graphic photos allegedly of the head of the country's main football team having gay sex with a young team player 

Red Pepper, a Ugandan daily has published today (7 December) graphic photos allegedly depicting the head of the country’s prime football team ‘sodomising’ a young team player.

A photo depicting Chris Mubiru having anal sex with a young man covered the entire front page of the paper entitled: ‘SMOKED OUT! Uganda Cranes boss nabbed sodomising players – Shocking pictures inside’.

The paper printed five striking photos of the head of Cranes football team allegedly in the process of ‘sodomising’ a young team player.

December 7, 2012

Ugandan paper has published graphic photos allegedly of the head of the country's main football team having gay sex with a young team player 

Red Pepper, a Ugandan daily has published today (7 December) graphic photos allegedly depicting the head of the country’s prime football team ‘sodomising’ a young team player.

A photo depicting Chris Mubiru having anal sex with a young man covered the entire front page of the paper entitled: ‘SMOKED OUT! Uganda Cranes boss nabbed sodomising players – Shocking pictures inside’.

The paper printed five striking photos of the head of Cranes football team allegedly in the process of ‘sodomising’ a young team player.