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AFRICANGLOBE - It was not surprising when American President Obama told Africans in Kenya to go homosexual. Barack Obama’s speeches on his recent visit to Kenya and Ethiopia did not show any sign that the American government’s condescending policy towards Africa has changed. His lecturing African leaders on “democracy” and “values”, was reflective of the old policy of dictating to non-Western nations on how they must conduct their national affairs.
AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, says he will divorce his wife as plans to ask Barack Obama for his hand in marriage following the legalization of gay marriage in the US. The veteran leader made the remarks as he mocked the Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across all 50 American states.
AFRICANGLOBE - Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old laws, in a victory for campaigners for homosexuality in Africa Africa. The old code, dating back to 1886, penalized anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature”
AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, a widely-shared view in African countries that puts their leaders at odds with Western aid donors who back the spreading of homosexuality in Africa.
AFRICANGLOBE- Gunfire erupted around the presidential palace in Gambia's capital Banjul overnight and soldiers blocked a bridge leading to the centre of town but the government denied reports of an attempted coup.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was reportedly denied reservations at two hotels in the United States over his government's stance on homosexuality. According to Dallas Voices, a mouthpiece for the gay community in Dallas, Texas, gay activists in the area forced two hotels to cancel Yoweri Museveni's bookings.
AFRICANGLOBE - A Ugandan law thrown out on a technicality could be re-submitted to the country's parliament as early as next week. Several legislators want a prompt fresh vote on the measure without lengthy debate. A Ugandan lawmaker announced on Wednesday that he is spearheading a campaign to reintroduce a recently overturned anti-homosexuality law for a fast-track vote in parliament.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ironically, the same people who centuries ago came to Africa from the West brandishing the Bible to tame and civilise native pagans in the “dark continent” are the same people who today are again working hard to recolonise the minds of Africans through homosexuality
AFRICANGLOBE - Today, apparently at the behest of the anti-Christ whose shadow is creeping inexorably over the world, the Western world in particular is trying furtively to use homosexuality as a corollary to colonialism to enslave smaller, less developed countries.
Criticism of Uganda typifies Western hypocrisy towards the African continent. Linking aid to some of these matters smacks of a dangerous attempt on the part of Western leaders to buy, cajole and compromise African leaders when it comes to the issue of gays and lesbians.
AFRICANGLOBE - The World Bank has suspended a planned $90m loan to Uganda meant to strengthen its health care system after its president signed into law a bill prescribing harsh jail terms for homosexual offences. The decision by the global lender comes days after homosexuality supporting countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway said they would also freeze or change aid programmes for Uganda because of the law.
AFRICANGLOBE - "This is the moment the world has been waiting for. We thank our president for taking such a bold move despite pressure from a section of foreign organisations. The law is for the good of Uganda, the current and the future generations."
AFRICANGLOBE - Under the terms of the law, anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage or civil union can be sentenced to 14 years in prison while any such partnerships entered into abroad are deemed "void". It also warns that anyone who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organisations or who directly or indirectly makes a public show of a same-sex relationship will break the law. Punishment is up to 10 years in prison, it adds.
AFRICANGLOBE - The bill drew wide condemnation when it was first introduced in 2010 and initially included the death penalty, but that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament. The law passed on Friday sets life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for the new offence of "aggravated homosexuality," according to the office of a spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament.
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