Swedish minister meets Ugandan gay activists

Sweden's finance minister has met with gay activists in Uganda at the start of a visit intended to highlight Swedish investment opportunities in the growing East African economy.


When Anders Borg arrived in Uganda on Monday, he travelled almost straight away to meet with activists working for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The country just passed a law that makes homosexuality punishable with life in prison.

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“We met a number of people who work with LGBT rights,” Borg told the TT news agency. “It’s a relationship that Sweden has had for a long time. Before I left, I met (Swedish LGBT lobbyists) RFSL to hear their view on the matter.”

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