Thursday, February 11, 2016

UGANDA’S MUSEVENI WANTS TO CREATE AN EAST AFRICAN SUPERSTATE

President Yoweri Museveni says he wants to create an East African superstate before he leaves power, ahead of presidential elections in the country.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addresses a news conference in Addis Ababa.
Ugandans go to the polls on February 18, with Museveni seeking to extend his 30-year rule but facing challenges from veteran opponent Kizza Besigye and former ally Amama Mbabazi. Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) came to power on the back of a guerrilla uprising in 1986.
In an interview on Ugandan radio on Tuesday, Museveni described the creation of an East African federation—which he said would include Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, as well as Uganda—as a means of protecting Africans from the whims of other superpowers, such as China, India and the U.K. “This is the number one target that we should aim at,” said Museveni on Central Broadcasting Service, a radio station owned by the Buganda Kingdom, the largest of Uganda’s traditional kingdoms.
Post a Comment