Ioannis Gatsiounis

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Uganda’s Abiding Love for Gaddafi

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2011 at 4:15 am

October 24, 2011

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni once said Africa’s main problem is leaders who stick around too long, and with Museveni now in his 25th year of rule, most Ugandans agree.

They can count the ways self-styled rule has diminished them and throw around words like justice, accountability and fair elections.

Yet Ugandans, from religious leaders to royalty to unemployed youth, openly mourned Muammar Gaddafi’s death, weeping and vowing revenge during Friday prayer, donning T-shirts with his pinch-lipped likeness through the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »