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Uganda Says US Gay Penalties are 'Blackmail'

A Ugandan government spokesman has accused the United States of "blackmail" after President Barack Obama's administration cut funding to Uganda and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a new law criminalizing homosexuality.   Ofwono Opondo told VOA that as a sovereign country, Uganda would continue to make decisions in its best interest.   Opondo said his government rejects the U.S. decision as blackmail.   "We think it is simply a...

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