Uganda: We won't be blackmailed over anti-gay law

2014-06-20 07:50
Kenyan gays, lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality. (Ben Curtis, AP)

Kenyan gays, lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality. (Ben Curtis, AP)

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Kampala - Uganda said on Thursday that any threats to cut aid would not alter its decision to toughen laws against homosexuals, after US officials said they would announce new measures against Kampala over the issue.

"Uganda is a sovereign country and can never bow to anybody or be blackmailed by anybody on a decision it took in its interests, even if it involves threats to cut off all financial assistance," government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said, adding that Uganda had not been notified of any US "decision or sanctions".
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