The homophobia in Uganda has long been an international scandal. However, nothing prepared most of us for a front-page story in one of Uganda’s leading papers entitled “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak.” Slapped next to the headline was a banner reading “Hang Them.”
Since the newspaper ran, at least four gay Ugandans on the list have been attacked and many others have fled into hiding. The role of the newspaper reminds one of the state-owned newspaper Kangura in the Rwandan genocide.
We recently saw how legislation was introduced a year ago in Uganda to execute homosexuals — legislation drafted after a visit by U.S. conservative ministers and activists.
Almost two dozen homosexuals have been attacked over the last year and over a dozen have been arrested.
The Ugandan Rolling Stone ran the cover one year after the introduction of the legislation and further claimed that homosexuals were raiding schools. Managing editor, Giles Muhame, said the article was “in the public interest. We felt there was need for society to know that such characters exist amongst them . . . they take advantage of poverty to recruit Ugandans. In brief we did so because homosexuality is illegal, unacceptable and insults our traditional lifestyle.’
Source: Washington Post
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“I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all
white men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a
sub-race. They have neither the intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to
share equally with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life to try
to bring them advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware
that we must retain this status: the superior and they the inferior. For whenever a white
man seeks to live among them as their equals they will either destroy him or devour him.
And they will destroy all of his work. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who
would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this status; you the master
and they the inferior like children that you would help or teach. Never fraternize with them
as equals. Never accept them as your social equals or they will devour you. They will
–Dr. Albert Schweitzer
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