Uganda: we really mean it, sort of

From No Longer at Ease Sat Nov 10 2012, 04:06:00

Ugandan soldiers in Mogadishu

US officials are saying Uganda will not withdraw its troops Somalia and I think so too because there is too much at stake for them. But yesterday Ugandan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem said this:

"We will withdraw. There's no question about it. Let us be very clear about it," he told Reuters in Pretoria after a meeting with his South African counterpart. "I keep telling people: Do not take Uganda for granted."

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