- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wrote about his mixed feelings about Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi in March, but one thing he does share with the Libyan leader is the conviction that his political enemies are totally stoned:
In a lengthy statement, Mr. Museveni accused opposition leaders – especially his perennial bête-noire Dr. Kizza Besigye – of using a spate of recent protests over surging living costs as cover to try to create chaos in the country.
“They want to ignite riots using drug-users or even hired groups to loot the property of the [civilians],” Museveni said.
Besigye was once Museveni’s field doctor during their days as rebel fighters, but is now the main threat to his former friend’s 25-year presidency. Michael Wilkerson discussed Uganda’s unrest on Passport last month.