Ugandan minister elected U.N. assembly president despite his country's anti-LGBT laws
Ugandan foreign minister Sam Kutesa in Moscow on May 12, 2014 [AFP]

Uganda defies critics to take lead at UN assembly (via AFP)


Uganda's foreign minister was elected president of the UN General Assembly's 69th session Wednesday, side-stepping criticism from US activists opposed to its tough anti-gay laws. Sam Kutesa was acclaimed president unopposed and to a round of applause…

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