Uganda and its president: A leader wh...

Uganda and its president: A leader who cannot bear to retire

There are 2 comments on the The Economist story from Oct 10, 2013, titled Uganda and its president: A leader who cannot bear to retire. In it, The Economist reports that:

YOWERI MUSEVENI may not have squirrelled away as much money as some of Africa's other long-serving leaders, but few have accumulated a comparable wealth in nicknames.

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kizito

Riverside, CA

#1 Oct 10, 2013
criminals never retire until they get locked up or get killed!
grut

United States

#2 Oct 11, 2013
The article displays the mentality of european spoiled kids who are frustrated to see an African leader who uses his head to rule his country, and can dare to say no to them. I am a Ugandan in diaspora by choice. I believe at least 90% of Ugandns in diaspora are seeking better employment, better life - this has nothing to do with M7. I follow Uganda's politics, and this article definitely was written by someone who is anti-Museveni, for what purpose? Whining? It seems that some europeans were infuriated by M7 when the failed to control Uganda's oil, so they resort to this type of smear campaign. M7 is not perfect, neither is Cameron, etc. Surprise! leaders love power? Look at your own govt - why should Uganda be different? Considering how power corrupts I think M7 is among the least power-corrupted leaders of the World, at least he attempts to fight corruption. My prayer is that God will raise up another good leader like Mr. Museveni to advance the development of Uganda that M7 started. Uganda is a democracy, the president is expected to use his executive power to lead, the best he knows how - not how you want him to. Uganda has a PArliament that makes laws - the president does not make laws (even if you feel that he has his signature on it - sounds like Obamacare!) Let's be fair and reasonable. We have elections, if you don't want Muhoozi to win (if he ever stands) challenge him in the campaign and we will select our leader! God bless Uganda! God bless our President, and our whole Government.

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