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AJUOK: How prejudice is used to mask real problems in Africa

Anti-gay agenda has recently become a tool of mobilisation for most African leaders.

  • The MP sponsoring the Family Protection Bill to legislate on sexuality would have done well to instead bring a bill that proposes tougher penalties for corruption.

  • Marginalisation is in fact more lethal the longer the non-marginalised maintain silence.

ANTI-GAY LAW:Uganda President Yoweri Museveni. He recently signed into law one of the world’s toughest anti-LGBTQ laws.


Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni recently signed into law one of the world’s toughest anti -LGBTQ laws, including the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”.

A quick look at countries around the world which retain the death penalty for LGBTQ people reveals an interesting cast of, among others, Afghanistan, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania and Yemen.

Put differently, this is a list of the failed states, absolute monarchies and dictatorships. Some could say Uganda is in “good” company here.


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