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US imposes sanctions on Uganda for anti-gay law

The US has imposed sanctions on Uganda for anti-gay laws it says are “counter to universal human rights”.

It said Ugandans involved in human rights abuses against gay people would be banned from entering the US.

The White House is also cutting funds to a number of programmes it is running with the Ugandan authorities, and cancelling a military exercise.

Uganda has said it will not be pressed by the West to change the laws, which can see gay people jailed for life.

The law signed in February allows life imprisonment for acts of “aggravated homosexuality” and criminalises the “promotion of homosexuality”.

Meanwhile Ghanaian Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, slammed the United States Vice President Kamala Harris for advocating LGBTQ+ practice in Ghana.

He noted that her speech regarding the matter was devaluing the people and the country and blamed leaders who had devalued the country through aid seeking.

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