Aug 09

World Bank halts new lending to Uganda over anti-LGBTQ law

The World Bank said on Tuesday it would halt new lending to the Ugandan government after concluding that its anti-LGBTQ law. The law which has been condemned by many countries and the United Nations, contradicts the bank’s values. According to Reuters, in response, the East African country dismissed the move as unjust and hypocritical. A World Bank team traveled to Uganda immediately after the law was enacted in May and determined that additional measures were needed to ensure projects were being implemented in line with the bank’s environmental and social standards.