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Homophobia 'on rise in E Africa'

In Uganda a bill is being considered by parliament which proposes harsh penalties for homosexuals- including lengthy prison sentences and even the death penalty.

Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda - as it is in most African countries - and increasing levels of homophobia have resulted in some Ugandans having to flee the country.

East Africa correspondent, Will Ross, reports from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

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