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Uganda LGBT Pride Week Marred by Arrests

A police crackdown on an LGBT event this week in Uganda's capital may have marked a reversal of strides made in the past year on gay rights in the country, some activists fear. Police shut down the event Thursday in Kampala, which was part of Ugandan Pride Week, and they arrested 10 of the organizers. The event, a "Mr. and Ms. Pride" contest, began with costumes, dancing and revelry. But an hour into the event, police arrived and, without explanation, barred all entrances...

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