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Further allegations of DSK's past assaults emerge

According to allegations published today in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a history of past sexual assaults, including ones on a domestic worker in Mexico and a French Socialist party official. The account derives from a book written by a former colleague of DSK's. El Universal of Mexico carries details of the allegations (my translation):

[DSK] sexually assaulted a domestic worker in Mexico during an official working visit.… It seems that this incident was not reported to the authorities and the attack went unpunished.

The book also makes reference to harassment against the spokesman of the Socialist Party in the French National Assembly, Aurélie Filippetti.

He also had an affair with an unidentified woman named "Carmen," the widow of an Italian intellectual who lived in Rome.

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Museveni blames 'drug users' for unrest

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.