Africa doesn't need 'sinful' Western aid - Museveni

2014-07-03 11:40
Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda. (Rebecca Vassie, AP)

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda. (Rebecca Vassie, AP)

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Cape Town – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged Africans to avoid “sinful” Western aid after donors cut funding over anti-gay laws enacted in his country.

Museveni signed the controversial anti-gay law in February. The law calls for "repeat homosexuals" to be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and obliges Ugandans to denounce gays to the authorities.

Washington froze some aid programmes last month and barred entry to the US for specific Ugandan officials involved in "human rights abuses", including against the gay community.

But according to The Telegraph, Museveni said his country needs no aid and would in actual fact become self-reliant.

Museveni said aid that came with conditions such as fair treatment of gays was "unreligious" and "sinful", adding that Africans did not need handouts if they stopped sleeping and worked hard.

Several more Western countries have also reduced funding to Museveni's government.
- News24
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