Exclusive: Ugandan Museveni says putschists in Guinea


In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni condemned this week’s coup in Guinea, calling it a “setback”. The Ugandan president said the coup plotters had to face sanctions and “get out”. Museveni also touched on several other security issues concerning Africa, as well as the Afghan crisis.

Speaking to Marc Perelman of FRANCE 24 in Entebbe, the Ugandan capital, President Yoweri Museveni condemned Sunday’s coup in Guinea, calling it a “step backwards”. The Ugandan president said the coup plotters should face sanctions and “get out”.

Asked about the Afghan crisis, Museven said his country had agreed to temporarily resettle some 2,000 Afghans on its soil at the request of the US government, dismissing concerns that they could pose a security threat. He added that he believed the United States had made a mistake in Afghanistan. trying to “fight the wars of others”.

Returning to Africa, he warned he could withdraw Ugandan troops from Somalia amid infighting between that country’s rulers, which he called “political AIDS.”

Museveni claimed that a jihadist group that took control of an oil-rich area in northern Mozambique a few months ago was linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist group operating in eastern Mozambique. DR Congo. He announced that he was ready to intervene militarily in this region against the ADF and is awaiting approval from the DR Congo before moving forward.

The Ugandan leader blamed Rwandan President Paul Kagame for closing the border between the two countries two years ago and denied Kagame’s claims that he was acting as master of the region.

He also rejected criticism from international human rights groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, accusing foreign powers of interfering in Uganda’s “internal politics”.

Finally, Musevenian announced that an investigation into the murders of more than 50 protesters during the last presidential campaign in November 2020 would be made public and promised that those responsible would be prosecuted.

He also denied being frightened by the prospect that BobiWine, his main challenger, could win the election. He added that he was ready for dialogue with his rival.


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