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Visa Restrictions for Ugandan and Zimbabwean Officials Explained

The United States has expanded a visa restriction policy on Ugandan officials to include those it believes are responsible for undermining democracy and repressing marginalized groups in Uganda, while also announcing a new visa restriction policy for officials in Zimbabwe. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the marginalization of groups like the LGBT community in Uganda and civil society advocates in Zimbabwe led to this decision.