Uganda president: 'I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly …'

President Museveni addressing East African Legislative Assembly legislators today

President Yoweri Museveni has applauded his United States counterpart Donald Trump for his critical approach to Africa. I don't know whether he's misquoted or whatever. Africans need to solve their problems. He added that Africans need to solve their problems and need to be strong saying that in the world, one can not survive when weak.

Museveni's statement comes amid an ongoing debate on Donald Trump's recent vulgar and disparaging remarks about immigration from countries in Africa and Haiti. "It is the Africans' fault that they are weak". But he talks to Africans frankly.

At any rate, many countries in Africa do fit Trump's alleged description, and to whatever extent Uganda may be one, its president seems more concerned with improving things than with having a conniption fit over someone saying it.

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The Indian Ambassador also mentioned that two Yog-gurus have arrived here from India , who will be giving training sessions here. Prime Minister Modi will host a dinner for the leading global chief executive officers at the WEF Summit in Davos on January 22.

Trump later denied the remarks, saying it was "not the language used", but he acknowledged that a place like Haiti was a "very poor and troubled country".

"Autonomy for EALA is vital and Parliament of Uganda is so keen to see it fully operationalized", she said, and urged EALA members to look beyond their national shoulders and to fully focus on its regional agenda.

Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo said he could not "accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful", while Botswana's foreign ministry called the comments "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". Museveni surely understands that at one time or another just about every head of state has said something similar, not expecting it to be repeated to the media because most people who get invited to a private meeting don't behave like that.

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