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Vol 44 No 24

Published 5th December 2003


Uganda

Colonel Kizza's story

In exile after claiming to have been targeted by government assassins, Colonel Kizza Besigye remains the opposition's most credible flagbearer. His strength is that he was for years an insider: a Banyankole like President Yoweri Museveni, Besigye fought with the National Resistance Army and endorsed the goals of Museveni's revolutionary regime when it seized power in 1986.Speaking to Africa Confidential from his exile base in Africa, Besigye explained that from the beginning, Museveni's aim was to control politics and stabilise Uganda.

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