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Thank Trump for frank talk on Africa – Museveni

President Museveni addressing East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) legislators today. Photo: Nicholas Bamulanzeki 

President Yoweri Museveni has praised US President Donald Trump for being 'frank' and telling Africa that they are a weak continent.

In reference to recent comments attributed to Trump, when, he allegedly expressed discomfort in allowing in more immigrants from “shithole countries”, Museveni says the US president must thanked for telling Africa the truth.

While meeting US lawmakers recently Trump allegedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”.

While the US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac earlier today said she regretted the “disturbing” and “upsetting” comments attributed to Trump, Museveni later told parliament that Africa must thank Trump for his honesty, and perhaps it will reawaken Africans to reunite and work together to focus on developing the continent.

“I love Trump, because he tells Africans frankly,” said Museveni. “Africans need to solve their problems. In the world, you cannot survive if you are weak.”

Museveni also urged the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) legislators to focus on prosperity as opposed to fighting for speakership for the congress.

“For Africa to be strong and to survive, we need integration to speak with one voice,” he said, adding that EALA members should strive to provide opportunities for those engaged in production.

matsiko@observer.ug

Comments

+6 #11 Lysol 2018-01-24 03:39
Museveni's so-called "love" for Trump is opportunistic and desperate to save his own skin.

Museveni does this with every new US president since Reagan; which he has outlived all of them in power. But he can not fool Trump, because he can see through him.

Many African countries are shitholes because of the dictatorial and disfunction leaders like Museveni who are corrupts and do not know when to pass the torch to the next generation of new leaderships.

Museveni is a political prostitute and will always sell himself to the Western powers to remain in power for life.

He has profited himself and his cronies in the name of the so-called regional security, which he knows how to play as a double standard. Any new Ugandan leader would do a much better job than Museveni if given a chance.
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+2 #12 miki 2018-01-24 03:57
The life presidency project has made Mr. Museveni shed off whatever was left of his principles.

Today his only pre-occupation is to try and fend off any possible pressure to exit the stage, by the western powers led by America. That is why he is falling head over heels to try and ingratiate himself to Donald Trump.

That is why Uganda has eventually withdrawn sympathy for Palestinian cause. Uganda abstained from the UN vote condemning Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move certain to kill off the two state solution for Palestinians and the Jews.

One just wonders if Uganda today would have supported the struggle against apartheid in South Africa since America was always on the opposite side.
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+4 #13 Musoba 2018-01-24 07:49
Something about M7 actually terrifies me: He was one of the 4 African presidents to support Bush on the Iraq war; Bush from then referred to him as an "ally" .

When Obama wanted to fight the Somalis without suffering American casualties, M7 offered his boy.

Obama sent him about 200 to "track Kony, and even invited him for a dinner at the White house.

So now he is manipulating Trump...at the same time projecting the embarrassment suffered by his alleged words. Where do you place such a guy really?
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+5 #14 Lakwena 2018-01-24 08:11
In other words, Dr. Stella Nyanzi must be praised for her frank talk: a shithole and a pair of buttocks are not farfetched.

What a president of a country called Uganda!
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+2 #15 kabayekka 2018-01-24 08:31
Well then. Why are the long serving poplar leaders of Africa not being frank to their own people on the great continent of Africa so that Trump who by the way has just come into world leadership has got to say it for them?
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+1 #16 WADADA rogers 2018-01-24 09:29
Museveni does not love Trump's frank talk, he loves his use of vulgar words which sound the same way as Leopard's behind.
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+2 #17 Phalanch 2018-01-24 11:13
The number one killer of Africa's dream trying to clear his name off his prey .

Pure dirty politics
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0 #18 Akot 2018-01-24 20:49
Quoting Kamudingisa:


Who would want to integrate his/her country with a bloodthirsty impostor whose welcome expired a long time ago, a man whose despise for constitutional order has no bounds?


Thanks!

This is also a man who is on the point of throwing Ugandans who were kind to give him shelter out of their country & make them refugees-migrants-landless!

Is it not time Ugandans wake up before the demon owns the county?

It's only Ugandans who can throw museveni out just as it's also Ugandans who will finally sell their country for free to musevnei!
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0 #19 Akot 2018-01-24 21:03
miki, thanks!

Where is B.Obama who helped bolster museveni?

How many USA presidents, UN Sec.generals, Euroepan leaders... came & were reelected, yet left, while museveni remains?

D.Trump says 'America first' & he is world enemy to be forced out of office!

Museveni enslaves-oppresses-starves Ugandans & even destroyed the only public service (health) Uganda had & rules through a tribalistic system, but he is at peace with UN-the rest of the world & is considered e.g in leadership!

If USA Ambassador-UN boss...say Uganda is peaceful thanks to museveni in power since 1986 & has made sure there is no opposition in the Uganda he tribalistically rule, then we can ask:

Has museveni not bewitched the entire world?
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-1 #20 Akot 2018-01-24 21:11
Lysol, thanks, yet,

When you look at things closely, museveni actually is behind conflicts in Africa, yet no one sees it!

Well, did museveni not blind Ugandans & continue to do so now through parliament-court... & Ugandans don't seee he is on the point of owning their country without any one opposing him?

Even tribal leaders don't see that when museveni gets ownership of Uganda, their posts will be disolved & they, like all Ugandans, will be landless!
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