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Vol 38 No 2

Published 17th January 1997


Uganda

Tough Tinyefuza

A popular general is saying things the government would prefer to keep quiet

The army is struggling with rebels in the north and west and faces escalating hostilities on the Sudan border yet within its own ranks, a war of words rumbles on. Uganda's most popular serving officer is trying to resign his commission. He says the army is rotten to the core and he no longer wants to be part of it. Major General David Tinyefuza's resignation, offered on 5 December, was refused by his successor as army commander, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, who said the message was wrongly addressed: he had sent it to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who reportedly also refused it.

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