Anti-gay Malawi to miss from World Bank funding

Malawi and other developing nations will be sidelined from World Bank funding in projects that could end up harming gay people.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim: Won't fund projects in countries that endanger gays

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim: Won’t fund projects in countries that endanger gays

This has been disclosed by the President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim speaking at the Economist’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ conference  taking place in London, New York and Hong Kong.

The World Bank is an international financial institution that specialises in provides loans to developing countries for projects, assisting in their development and creating infrastructure to help tackle poverty.

“We’re trying to look at another principle that is important, that that principle is that if something we support leads not only to discrimination but endangerment, don’t we as an institution have to stand up and say ‘no’?”

He said: “As a minimum, we have to stop a loan that can either discriminate or endanger – and we’ve never had that discussion before inside the World Bank.”

Malawi this year attracted the wrath of international civil service, the United Nations on the  decision to withdrawal a case against People’s Party  (PP) publicist Ken Msonda who was charged with an offence of inciting people to kill gays.

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,Rupert Colville, says the discontinuance of the case sends a bad message to the society that killing gays is legal in Malawi.

Msonda was  charged under section 124(1)(b) of the Penal Code, which makes it a criminal offence to incite others to break the law after a criminal case was initiated by two civil society organizations Centre for Develop to People (Cedep) and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation ( CHRR).

Director of public prosecutions Mary Kachale said she would not reveal reasons for the discontinuance of the case until she faces the Legal Affairs Committee of parliament

Religious people, including the biggest church in Malawi, the Catholic church have asked President Peter Mutharika not to legalise homosexuality.

The UN further says  Malawi has a responsibility, enshrined in international human rights law, to protect all individuals from hatred and violence based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, and to hold to account anyone who either engages in such violence or incites others to do so. 7

And they have since urged the Government to meet its responsibilities in this regard and protect all individuals from hatred and violence based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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MTUMWI MICHAEL CHIMKOKA
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MTUMWI MICHAEL CHIMKOKA
6 months 18 days ago

ZIKHALE NDALAMA ZANUZO IFE TAKANA ZAMCHITIDWE WONYASA ZIMENE TIRI NAZO ZIMATIKWANIRA MULUNGU SAKONDWERA NDI NYASI ZANUZO MUZIPANGA NOKHA IFE AYI TAKANA MWANTUWAGALU.

therere
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therere
6 months 18 days ago

you are forcing us to follow your gay ideas and yet the USA president is married, British PM also married

Tikondane
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Tikondane
6 months 18 days ago

Typical of Lucifer’s gifts! Satan will never give out absolute gifts; he will always attach a no sense condition yoti iwe wokonda kulandiralandira ukayitenga upse manja oro udzicheke. Azungu ndalama alinazo koma ndianthu opanda mtendere! Omakhalira kulimbana ndi Mulungu!! To hell with your stupid money!! Tifere ngongole!! I-i-i-ya!

ONE LOVE
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ONE LOVE
6 months 18 days ago

A lot of ignorant people posting. Thats why your country well ever be called developing and you will forever kill each other because you are filled with hate.

Imraan Sadick
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6 months 19 days ago

Go to hell world bank
we don’t need your gay money

chaendasi mani
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chaendasi mani
6 months 19 days ago

za dhoooooo! !!!!!! za mkonono zokhazokha. Kani azunguso ndi ogona ? pa….. pakilani ma gay anuo mutenge muzikawateteza kwanu komko. the secret is that u dont hve places to live nde mwaona kut ife tikachulukana musowa kowatumoza anthu akwanuo zanu musova.

cashgate1
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cashgate1
6 months 19 days ago

This world bank seem to loose its focus. Or its being controlled by the big boys. What Malawi and other nations can do is boycott World Bank and focus on other banks. By the way its Loan not a free money so why tell Malawi how to adhere to that stupid idea of getting loan if you support gay. Why should this gay thing be forced on other people? Its the devil inside it.

james
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james
6 months 19 days ago

to hell with your money!!!! we don’t want your wicked loans!!!

J Banda
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J Banda
6 months 19 days ago

This evil came with its evil half Malawian and half American president who came up almost showing some signs of accepting this no sense
Malawi must be united despite differences in culture and parties if we are to make thins work.
We will make things happen

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 19 days ago

Mr.Jam Yom Kim please leave us alone and stay with your evil money,we have survived for millions of years and for your information,Africa is a continent of survivors.We Africans,strongly believe that sexual contact is between man and woman even pigs and dogs acknowledge this fact.We are not going to deviate from our cherished ideals,we also strongly believe in God,we are not Chinese who don’t believe in God.Please do not underrate our strongly felt beliefs inherited from our forefathers.Once again,we are not going to accept your funds with such evil strings attached.

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