Uganda

12:45am

Thu November 13, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 11/13/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

LGBT Africans Speak Out On Growing Homophobia

  

With Uganda's ruling party this week proposing a new anti-gay bill many LGBT advocates say is even worse than the law struck down in August, a Ugandan civil rights leader and two activists from Cameroon appear on Out in the Bay (Thursday, 7pm) to give first-hand accounts of the situation in their countries.Pepe Onziema, program director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), talks about government tracking of activists and the public backlash after Uganda's high court nullified the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act, and describes how homophobia and transphobia are sweeping across Africa. Gaelle runs the Cameroon non-profit women's support organization Elles; Cedric, who worked for an AIDS organization, fled Cameroon last year fearing for his life and now lives in the Bay Area. (Gaelle and Cedric did not want their last names used.) We also hear "We Were the Hunted Then" from St. Louis, Missouri-based singer/songwriter Jon Valley.

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7:32am

Tue July 1, 2014
Re:Sound ~ 7/1 at 11pm

Re:Sound - Celebrating Journalist Matt Power - 7/1@11pm

Journalist Matthew Power

Re:Sound - hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai - presents unforgettable audio stories carefully curated from around the world. This week: celebrating the work of a great journalist — Matt Power, who died March 10, 2014 while on assignment in Uganda.  Re:Sound, presented by the Third Coast International Audio Festival, can be heard on Tuesdays at 11pm, through September 9th.

7:18pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Politics

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Law

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, founder of St. Paul's Reconciliation and Justice Center
Julie Caine

Earlier this year the president of Uganda signed into law an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. It makes being gay punishable by life in prison and also makes giving aide to gays and lesbians a crime – with long prison sentences.

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7:17pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Nile Project: An East African musical journey

Nile Project musicians rehearse in Kampala, Uganda
Julie Caine

It all started in a bar in Oakland. Egyptian-American ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and his friend, Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, were having a beer after seeing an Ethiopian band play.

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7:52pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

Out In The Bay 10/31/13

Interview with film director Roger Ross Williams, talking about his latest documentary "God Loves Uganda".

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