Uganda is making a last-ditch effort to salvage its trade relationship with the United States, which has threatened to withdraw preferential trade benefits over the country's recently enacted anti-gay law. A high-level Ugandan delegation, led by Trade Minister Isabel Nakirya, is currently in Washington D.C. to lobby for continued trade cooperation.
The Anti-Homosexuality Act, signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in February 2023, criminalizes same-sex relationships and imposes harsh penalties, including life imprisonment for repeat offenders. The law has drawn widespread international condemnation and sparked concerns about human rights abuses against. . .