The Ugandan government is seeking to ban 38 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that it accuses of promoting homosexuality — a move that critics say aims to divert attention from the administration’s political troubles.
have investigated and established beyond reasonable doubt that these
NGOs have been involved in the promotion and recruitment in terms of the
[gay] issues,” Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo said.
Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda,
and has been the focal point of violent attacks. In February, a
lawmaker reintroduced legislation that would have imposed the death
penalty for “serial” offenders.