British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to slash aid from African countries with poor records on gay rights.
The Prime Minister will tell struggling nations they will receive funding “fines” if persecution of homosexuals continues.
The government has already cut aid to Malawi by £19 million after two gay men were sentenced to 14 years hard labour. The southern African nation also plans to bring in tough anti-lesbian laws.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell could also reduce aid to Uganda and Ghana unless they drop laws against homosexuality.
Uganda, which is due to receive £70 million in 2011, plans to punish homosexuality with the death penalty.