Uganda bans 38 pro-gay groups
Eye Witness News reports:
MPALA - Uganda said on Wednesday it was banning 38 non-governmental organisations it accuses of promoting homosexuality and recruiting children.
Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, along with more than 30 other countries in Africa, and activists say few Africans are openly gay, fearing imprisonment, violence and losing their jobs.
Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo told Reuters the organisations being targeted were receiving support from abroad for Uganda's homosexuals and accused gays and lesbians of "recruiting" young children in the country into homosexuality.
"The NGOs are channels through which monies are channelled to (homosexuals) to recruit," the minister, a former Catholic priest, said.
He did not name which organisations were on the list.
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