Uganda anti-gay bill author David Bahati says Western aid cuts are a small price to pay

The author, David Bahati, of Uganda's anti-gay bill, which criminalises homosexuality, has said aid cuts by Western donors totalling millions are a price worth paying to protect the nation’s moral values.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay bill last Monday, citing a report by Ugandan scientists, which said there is no proven genetic basis for homosexuality, as his reason for backing the bill.

The World Bank, Norway and Denmark have withheld or diverted aid totalling about $110 million (£658 million). The United States, the biggest Western donor, says it is currently reviewing ties.

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