Museveni signs Uganda anti-gay bill

2014-02-24 13:18
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (File, AFP)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (File, AFP)

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Entebbe - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday an anti-gay bill that toughens already strict legislation against homosexuals, defying warnings from the United States that relations could be complicated by the new rules.

Museveni's signature will please a staunchly conservative local constituency that is vehemently opposed to homosexuality, but risks alienating Western aid donors.

Museveni signed the bill during a press conference at State House in Entebbe, close to the capital Kampala.

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