AFP: Museveni rule fueling discontent: think-tank
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s growing reliance on a trusted inner circle and his suppression of opposition is fuelling widespread resentment and could lead to violent conflict, the ICG said Thursday.
The Brussels-based International Crisis Group warned that the recent discovery of oil and Museveni’s increasingly personalised — and coercive — style of rule after 26 years in power could see Uganda return to the violence witnessed under previous rulers such as Idi Amin.
“Unless he changes course, however, tension will grow. Considering Uganda’s violent past, conflict might then become more deadly,” Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s Africa Program Director, said in statement.
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