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WORLD HOT SPOTS => Around the World => Topic started by: Ayinde on October 06, 2004, 01:16:03 PM

Title: Ugandan President: We won't demonise Mugabe
Post by: Ayinde on October 06, 2004, 01:16:03 PM

Harare - Regime change does not work in Africa and Britain is responsible for some of the continent's troubles, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Wednesday.

Speaking during his state visit to Zimbabwe, Museveni, whose controversial "no party democracy" has scored some success, said he supported the seizure of white-owned farms in that country.

"When I heard about the problems created here (in Zimbabwe), I don't agree with those who condemn Zimbabwe without looking at the whole situation. In Uganda we have the same problem created by the British," Museveni said.

In a speech supporting Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe against the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, he said: "Regime change can't be for black Africa".

"When I hear these people trying to demonise President Mugabe, I say you can't demonise a leader of the liberation struggle and expect support from us. You are just stupid.",,2-11-1447_1600600,00.html