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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 08:00 PM

"America has got one of the best presidents ever, Mr. Trump," Museveni said to members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in Uganda's capital, Kampala, according to AFP.

Museveni's comments diverge from the the widespread criticism Trump has faced from African leaders in the wake of alleged remarks he made during an Oval Office discussion on immigration.

Yes we have gone through this on the American side weighing on the issue, and were somewhat aware that African leaders were not happy with those remark, however we have a definite outlier here, is Museveni trying to light a fire under the asses of African leaders to do better?? it would seem so, but what about him.
Here is a response from the same source.

"It is authoritarian, dictatorial and despotic leaders like yourself that are an impediment to our continental growth," another said. "The man who you purport to speak frankly comes from a democratic society where people are free to expose their thoughts in every possible way."

Museveni has led Uganda since 1986 after helping lead rebellions that toppled former leaders Idi Amin and later Milton Obote.

Uganda has experienced relative stability and economic growth under Museveni, but his government has faced criticism over high levels of corruption, as well as its role in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

At the big whoopti doo meeting in Davos, Trump will be meeting with Rwanda's benevolent dictator Paul Kagame, whose nation is doing well BTW, but it's going to interesting whatever came out from this.
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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 09:53 PM
a reply to: Spider879

Suppression of political opposition and a 2005 constitutional amendment scrapping presidential term limits, thus enabling extension of his rule, has been a concern of domestic commentators and many in the international community.

Sounds like a real peach. I bet Trump, if he knew this, would like to follow in this man's political footsteps. Kinda reminds me of Putin's reign too.

Having been involved in toppling two presidents, as well as running the country for 30 years, he believes he is the only person to lead Uganda.

He is running for fifth term in office, something he justified in a rally in January by saying he needs to finish the job off.

"This old man who has saved the country, how do you want him to go?" he said.

Man, this guy sounds like Trump!

In his last term in office a controversial anti-homosexuality law thrust him into the international spotlight.

In 2014 Mr Museveni signed into law an anti-homosexuality bill proposed by a member of his National Resistance Movement. It was thrown out a few months later on a technicality but while it was being debated in 2012 he revealed a rare insight into his family life.

Oh, a bigot you say?
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posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 12:11 AM
a reply to: Swills

Trevor Noah said, Trump is like an African dictator, similar minds think alike.

posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 12:41 AM
Dont like Trump but he was speaking the truth.

Haiti and many African countries have rampant dysentery and Cholera, which mean they are literally living in their own #.

Europe is not being flooded by African migrants because their countries are paradises.

posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 01:15 AM
a reply to: Theprodicalson

True, but the operative word here is "some" but Museveni is part of the problem, he is calling African leaders out, he have to look internally at himself, he have to change and get someone else in to clean up his mess,
African leaders let Obama and Hillary turned Libya into a shthole, they need to step up their collective game, although some African nations are among the fastest growing economies in the world, the A.U need to be much more aggressive on building continental infrastructure and internal trade.

posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 11:33 AM
a reply to: Spider879

Ah...Uganda, that bastion of freedom and civil rights...with a wonderful history of democratic leaders who lead only for the people themselves, leaving calling cards of olive branches and white doves.


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