Uganda Warns U.S. Sanctions Over Anti-gay Law Will Harm ‘Most Vulnerable’ in the Country

MuseveniThe Ugandan government is pushing back against last week’s series of U.S. sanctions on the east Africa nation over its Anti-Homosexuality Law – such as the freezing or redirecting of certain aid funding and restricting entry into the U.S. by specific Ugandan officials involved in “human rights abuses.”

AFP reports:

"Uganda considers this announcement by the US regrettable as some of the halted funding and programmes in Uganda are those that will affect the most vulnerable people that the US government purports to support and aims to protect," the foreign affairs ministry said in statement.

The Kampala-based Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) stated in a report last month that “the full force of the State, particularly the legislative and executive branches of government, is being used to hunt down, expose, demean and suppress Uganda’s LGBTI people.”