The noted homophobe Yoweri Museveni, sailed into a fourth term in office as President of Uganda last weekend, with 68% of the vote after suggestions of armed pressure on voters.
Museveni is not the worst of Uganda’s homophobe politicians. For pragmatic reasons he eventually put distance between himself and the notorious “anti-gay bill” of 2009/10 which called for the death penalty for homosexual acts. Essentially, he didn’t wanted Uganda’s aid cut off. That of course doesn’t change 20 years of active homophobia while in public office, as is noted in this article.
Some key quotes: “Look for homosexuals, lock them up and charge them” and “the continent will end up eaten by homosexuality if they (the clergy) relax”
Reuters noted that the election result offers “continuity for investors,” one could also speculate that it offers continuity for violent homophobia too. After all, it took just a few weeks after his name and face were printed in a notorious anti-gay tabloid newspaper with the headline “Hang Them”, for activity David Kato to be killed in his own home with a hammer.