NAIROBI, Kenya — Homosexuals in Uganda — and in much of the rest of Africa — have plenty to fear from security forces, from conservative fellow citizens and from your garden variety homophobes, but it's a rare day when the politicians leave the arena of rhetoric and actually get their hands dirty.
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Displaying rare zeal for a government minister Simon Lokodo, Uganda's junior minister for ethics and integrity, led the charge on a group of lesbian and gay activists, disrupting their meeting about — yes — gay rights and threatening to have them all arrested.
It is, of course, no surprise at all that Lokodo is also known as a serving Catholic priest when he is not moonlighting in politics.
Imagine what Uganda could be like if only other ministers would show such alacrity in delivering on their portfolios.
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