Uganda’s anti-gay President made it possible for himself to rule the country forever


Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, 73, has abolished an age limit of 75 on being a leader of the country. Museveni became President of Uganda in 1986 and for all these years he has bee trying his best to limit the country’s LGBT population in their rights. The leader signed a law to abolish term limits on the office of President back in 2005, and this week signed law that also ends an age limit for being a President which actually means he will rule until he dies. Museveni signed the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act in February 2014. The law called for repeat offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and to make it a criminal offence not to tell the authorities if you know someone who is gay. Though the Act was later struck down on procedural grounds by the country’s Constitutional Court, it still remains illegal to be gay in Uganda. Under Museveni’s rule police have actively targeted the LGBT community. In 2017, Pride in Uganda was also cancelled amid threats of arrest and physical violence, while just last month police raided an LGBT film festival.


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