UK university suspends Uganda ties in anti-gay law dispute
A UK university is suspending accreditation for courses at a Ugandan university, in response to proposed legislation against homosexuality. The University of Buckingham says it has been "increasingly concerned" about the proposed anti-gay bill and its "constraints on freedom of speech". As such the university says it will no longer validate courses at Victoria University in Kampala. Buckingham says it will make "viable arrangements" for existing students. The private UK university says the decision has been agreed with Edulink, the owners of Victoria University. It will affect seven courses accredited by the University of Buckingham, with around 200 students. The courses include business management, accounting, journalism and computing.