Posts Tagged ‘Uganda’

Uganda court rules bride price refund dehumanising to women

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Uganda’s Supreme Court has ruled that men demanding a refund of the bride price after a failed marriage is dehumanising to women. Lead Justice Jotham Tumwesigye said it was “unfair” for the parents of the woman to be asked to refund the bride price after years of marriage. He said it was unlikely they would Read more

Cardinal criticises Uganda’s anti-gay law

Friday, March 7th, 2014

A Vatican cardinal has criticised Uganda’s anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said on March 4 that “homosexuals are not criminals” and shouldn’t be sentenced for up to life in prison. Continue reading