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World Bank postpones Uganda loan over anti-gay law

INDIA-AFRICA-POLITICSThe World Bank on Thursday postponed a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda‘s health system over a law that toughened punishment for gay people, an unusual move for an institution that typically avoids wading into politics.

“We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectives would not be adversely affected by the enactment of this new law,” World Bank spokesman David Theis said in an email.

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