Aug 10

Uganda president defiant after World Bank funding suspended over LGBT law

Uganda’s President denounced the World Bank’s decision to suspend new funding in response to a harsh anti-LGBTQ law and vowed to find alternative sources of credit. Reuters reports the World Bank said that the law, imposed by the Yoweri Museveni government, imposes the death penalty for certain same-sex acts, contradicted its values and that it would pause new funding until it could test measures to prevent discrimination in projects it finances.