Sweden Suspends Aid To Uganda

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Sweden has suspended it’s financial aid to Uganda over the country’s harsh anti-gay laws.


Sweden has become the latest country to suspend some of it’s financial aid to Uganda, following after the World Bank, Denmark and Norway, who are withholding aid to the amount of $110million. The United States is currently reviewing it’s ties with Uganda.

Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström, said in a statement last night, “Swedish aid is not unconditional. The Government is therefore now choosing to suspend government-to-government payments still due under our current strategy for Uganda, with the exception of research cooperation.”

The suspension of aid to Uganda was prompted by a new law, signed in by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, that states that homosexual acts, promotion of homosexual activity or failure to report a homosexual can be punished by up to a life term in prison.



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