Tough choices for Kampala as USA, Russia trade blows

30 JULY 2022

Mr Museveni also interfaced on Zoom with Mr Dmitry Medvedev—the former Russian President, who is now the chairman of the United Russian Party. Uganda’s head of state later revealed that the pivot towards Moscow was “because they had an anti-colonial position.” The pivot, however, came after Washington opted not to include Uganda among 110 countries that took part in the Summit for Democracy.

The US Department of State said the aim of the summit that took place last December was to bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to “set forth an affirmative action agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.”


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