Monday, June 23, 2014

Uganda dismisses US sanctions for anti-homosexual law ^ | June 20, 2014

KAMPALA - Uganda's government Friday said US sanctions slapped on the country for tough anti-homosexual law would have little impact and rejected rights groups' reports that the legislation had led to a rise in assaults. "Ugandans know they are moving away from donor dependency," government spokesman Ofwono Opondo told AFP Friday. "We cannot compel the Americans to give us their money. Ugandans must be ready and we are rightly doing so, paying our bills. We need to be frugal." In the steps unveiled Thursday, specific Ugandan officials involved in "human rights abuses" -- including against the gay community -- will...Read more:

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