Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gambia calls off EU’s bluff tying aids to homosexuality

The Gambia has called off the bluff of the EU which is subtly threatening to withhold 150 million euros aid package unless that country had a re-think on its anti-homosexual stance.   Gambian Foreign Minister Bala Garba Jahumpa said the country’s President Yahya Jammeh would not allow foreign countries to use aid as a lever to impose policies on the Banjul government. Last month, the Gambian leader had signed a law criminalizing what is termed “aggravated homosexuality.”
             In a related development, Uganda which caved in to Western nations by technically (via Court ruling) suspending her anti-gay law earlier in the year is set to re-introduce the legislation, by Christmas.  Similarly, Russia is not relenting in her anti-gay posture as the Constitutional Court of Russia has recently affirmed the law banning homosexual propaganda among the under-age.  LGBT activists had earlier filed a complaint on the law.

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