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AFRICANGLOBE - “Uganda is not their colony anymore and therefore, we do not hold elections for their satisfaction,” Mr Ofwono Opondo, the government Media Centre director, said in an interview Monday. A government spokesperson said on Monday that the country’s electoral laws have been improved over time and can deliver a credible election despite misgivings by EU envoys, opposition politicians and the civil society.
AFRICANGLOBE - Why is it that America is not targeting countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt, where homosexuals are given the death penalty? Why are African countries alone being targeted with sanctions and sabotage for not accepting homosexuality?
AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda yesterday shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-homosexuality law, saying it could do without Western aid. “The West can keep their ‘aid’ to Uganda over h*mos, we shall still develop without it,” government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said in a message on Twitter.
AFRICANGLOBE - The president based his decision on a report by "medical experts", saying that "homosexuality is not genetic but a social behaviour". Museveni had said two weeks ago that he would only sign the bill after seeking the opinion of scientists.
AFRICANGLOBE - President Museveni's first major meeting with Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame of Rwanda focused on agreeing to a memorandum of understanding to improve relations and enhance development of the three countries.