A screenshot of what appears to be a tweet from Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni banning homosexuality in the country, and a response from US president Joe Biden showing his disapproval, has been posted on Facebook.

Museveni’s alleged tweet reads: “I have today signed a bill banning homosexuality in Uganda, I will urge other fellow African countries to take that step as well. We must protect our culture and beliefs let the west do what they want without imposing their disgusting immorality on us.”

The screenshot shows an alleged response from Biden, which reads: “Freedom is coming.” Museveni replies: “Coming where? You idiot.”

On 21 March 2023, Ugandan lawmakers passed an anti-gay law that makes some offences punishable by death and imposes sentences of up to life in prison for those who identify with the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.

As of 29 March, Museveni hadn’t signed the law as the screenshot claims.


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