Uganda: Man 'confesses' to killing gay activist

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The Independent Online

Police say that a man has confessed to murdering a gay rights activist after a "personal disagreement" in an attack last week that was condemned worldwide.

David Kato, one of Uganda's most high-profile gay campaigners, was beaten to death with a hammer at his home. Mr Kato had been featured in an anti-gay newspaper in October that "outed" people it said were gay and called on the government to kill them.

Police said the killing was down to a "personal disagreement". Activists said they wanted proof that he was not killed because of his sexuality.