Uganda accuses U.S. of pushing ‘LGBT agenda’ after new sanctions

December 6, 2023
37 Views



KAMPALA — Uganda’s government on Wednesday denounced the United States’ expansion of visa restrictions against its officials, accusing Washington of pushing an “LGBT agenda” in Africa.

The new visa restrictions announced on Monday target unidentified officials the U.S. deems responsible for undermining democracy and repressing marginalized groups in Uganda, including the LGBTQ community.

Uganda enacted one of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws in May, which calls for the death penalty for certain same-sex acts.

“There’s a coup at the State Department in the U.S. It is being taken over by people who are pushing the LGBT agenda in Africa,” State Minister for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem told Reuters.

“Why don’t they impose the same sanctions on the Middle East countries which have the same or harsher laws against LGBT?” he said. “If they deny our MPs visas they will (go) to Shanghai, Guangzhou. There are very many beautiful places to visit.”

The Ugandan law’s enactment has unleashed a torrent of abuse against LGBTQ people, mostly committed by private individuals, rights groups said in a report in September.

The U.S. imposed a first round of visa restrictions on Ugandan officials in response to the law in June, and the World Bank halted new lending to the country in August.



Spread the love

You may be interested

Firefighters grapple with risks from foam laced with toxic “forever chemicals”
Health
shares9 views
Health
shares9 views

Firefighters grapple with risks from foam laced with toxic “forever chemicals”

Rajendran Achuthan - May 22, 2024

[ad_1] Inside Fire Station 22 in Bellbrook, Ohio, Lt. Jay Leach helped remove buckets of firefighting foam known as aqueous…

House committee calls on DOJ, FBI to investigate doping by Chinese swimmers
World
shares6 views
World
shares6 views

House committee calls on DOJ, FBI to investigate doping by Chinese swimmers

Rajendran Achuthan - May 22, 2024

[ad_1] The House select committee on China has asked the Justice Department and the FBI to open a formal investigation…

Dide: Masked rapper who claims to be a Premier League footballer announces first live gig | Ents & Arts News
Entertainment
shares9 views
Entertainment
shares9 views

Dide: Masked rapper who claims to be a Premier League footballer announces first live gig | Ents & Arts News

Rajendran Achuthan - May 22, 2024

[ad_1] Dide, the anonymous masked rapper who claims to be a Premier League footballer, has announced his first live gig.The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.