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It has been all but officially confirmed by the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, that the anti-homosexuality bill has been passed in Uganda, thus making homosexuality a crime warranting life imprisonment. The bill also prohibits the 'promotion' of homosexuality and puts those who do not report people they perceive or believe to be homosexual at risk of imprisonment.

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Barack Obama warned in the last week that passing the bill would severely damage the important relationship between the US and Uganda. In the past, he has referred to the bill as 'odious'. A Ugandan spokesman for Museveni said that Uganda can 'do without' humanitarian and development aid from the United States. He bluntly said 'we don't need your aid' and accused the US of trying to force Uganda into a corner.

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I now raise the question if countries like the US and UK should cut or reduce the aid to Uganda after such threats have been made. David Cameron has threatened to cut aid to countries like Uganda and Nigeria in the past for their anti-homosexuality laws, but now we have to question if he or Obama will actually act on their words or not.
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The problem with cutting all aid is that a lot of very poor people who probably had little or nothing to do with this law will get hurt.

Doubtless President Museveni and his family own property and investments in the UK and Europe. These should be frozen.

There should be no arms sales of any kind to this corrupt government and all cultural and sporting links should be blocked.
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