America snubs Museveni again
As the anticipated U.S. Africa Leaders summit draws closer, there are doubts on whether President Museveni will be invited for the summit having been left out of a democracy summit hosed by US President Joe Biden in December 2021.
The democracy summit was a campaign pledge by Biden in 2020 as he vowed to set a different path from the one laid out by his predecessor Donald Trump who schmoozed with leaders accused of stifling dissent and jailing opponents.
With arrests and detention of political opponents becoming synonymous with Museveni’s government since the 2021 election, his opponents at home and in the diaspora are working aggressively to ensure Museveni, in his 36th year in power, does not get anywhere near the summit. Museveni attended the inaugural US-Africa Leaders summit held in August 2014.