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By Kezia Agaba

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed the Anti- homosexuality bill today. The Anti Gay  bill was signed at State House Entebbe this afternoon .

Museveni promised to sign the bill at the National Resistance Movement party Retreat in Kyankwanzi attracting international criticism and threats to Uganda, especially from U.S President Barack Obama.

Homosexuals

The new law punishes first-time offenders with 14 years in jail, and allows life imprisonment as the penalty for acts of “aggravated homosexuality”.

It also makes it a crime not to report gay people – in effect making it impossible to live as openly gay.

It criminalises the “promotion” and even the mere “recognition” of homosexual relations “through or with the support of any government entity in Uganda or any other non-governmental organisation inside or outside the country”.