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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.

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