Hackers Go After More Anti-Gay African Countries?

Anonymous last week took down the Ugandan Prime Minister's website, and now comes news that it has taken on a handful of other anti-gay African countries as well, Zambian Watchdog reports:

UgandaSo far websites in Botswana, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda have been taken down or their databases have been leaked. The groups promise more websites will be hacked in African states that oppress LGBT rights. Last Thursday, hacktivists hacked the website of Botswana’s Export Development and Investment Authority, and leaked its database. Somalia’s TV Network and Gurmad company websites were also hacked.

Anonymous also recently hacked the Sudanese stock exchange in Khartoom, Sudan – leaking its database.The groups also promise to bring down key websites in all African countries that imprison or kill gay people. Humantarian and human rights related websites will not be trarged.

Just last week saw the hackers taking over Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s website. They posted a fictitious statement on the site in which Mbabazi apologised for his government’s anti-gay stance and expressed his support for the recent Uganda gay Pride week.

“We have got to expel the narrow mindedness from this country, and begin afresh, starting with a full and formal apology to all homosexuals living in Uganda today,” Mbabazi was “quoted” as saying.

The groups also addressed the prime minister on the website: “You should be PROUD of your LGBT citizens, because they clearly have more balls than you will ever have.”


  1. Paul R says

    Though I don’t necessarily support or oppose these efforts (motives can be dubious), Somalia and Sudan are hardly functional governments. Botswana is among the wealthiest Sub-Saharan countries, so it must have really crappy security.Uganda can go to hell.

  2. says

    I think this action against these bigoted regimes, which are getting vast amounts of western aid, is justifie; these active homophobic governments and organizations ought to be made aware that their intolerant bigotry and hate, spawned by their evangelical proselytizing masters, is not acceptable in a world where Human Rights are universal.
    If these countries practice bigoted intolerance then I support these efforts to screw up their fascist promoting infrastructure.

  3. MaddM@ says

    How would it backfire? they already treat queer people like dirt as it is and when they get killed it’s either unoficcialy carried out by the government or when individuals do it the government does nothing….if anything this would be able to shut down any centrally organized extermination process, which is really the only worse place it could go over there (whic their incompetent governents couldn’t handle)

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