world bank stops uganda loan over anti-gay legislation


The World Bank, well known for being upstanding campaigners for human rights, have pulled the plug on a proposed 54 Million loan to Uganada after the country ploughed ahead with it’s medieval ‘anti-gay’ laws. 

Ugnadan president Yoweri Museveni signed a bill that strengthens the laws against homosexuality, with life-sentences handed down for particular offences. 

The World Bank said they are reviewing the situation in Uganda and in other countries around the world where homosexuality is criminalised – with president Jim Yong Kim stating ‘”In the coming months, we will have a broad discussion about discrimination with staff, management, and our board on these issues…Now is the right moment for this conversation.” 

Hurray for the World Bank, then, kind of. 

For more on the situation in Uganda, check out this piece on The Independent website.