Uganda's Museveni looks to a fourth decade in power

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Museveni remains one of Africa's most wily and tenacious rulersUgandan President Yoweri Museveni once said leaders who “overstayed” in power were the root of Africa’s problems, but 30 years later he is aiming for a fifth term. The 71-year old former rebel leader seized power in 1986, ending years of brutal and murderous rule under Idi Amin and Milton Obote. “Those who say, ‘let him go, let him go’, they need to know that this is not the right time,” Museveni said at a recent campaign rally held ahead of the February 18 election he is expected to win.

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