KAMPALA Feb 24 Ugandan President Yoweri
Museveni will on Monday sign a controversial anti-homosexuality
bill which Western countries have criticised and tried to stop
from being signed into law, a Ugandan government spokesman said.
"The president is signing the anti-homosexuality bill today
at 11 (0800 GMT). He wants to sign it with the full witness of
the international media to demonstrate Uganda's independence in
the face of Western pressure and provocation," Ugandan
Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo told Reuters.
Homosexuality is taboo in African countries and illegal in
37. Few Africans are openly gay, as they fear imprisonment,
violence and loss of their jobs.
(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Drazen Jorgic;
Editing by Eric Walsh)