Guinea coup a step backwards – Museveni

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on coup leaders in Guinea to “get out”, saying that the takeover was a “step backwards”.

“They should be told to get out because they are not the solution for the country,” Museveni told France 24.

“We had them [coups] in the 1960s – they were part of Africa’s problems so I condemn the coup [in Guinea]”.

Guinea’s three-term President Alpha Conde was removed from power on Sunday by soldiers from the army’s special forces unit.

Museveni also warned that he might pull Ugandan troops out of Somalia amid infighting between that country’s leaders, something he described as “political AIDS”.

Asked about the Afghan crisis, Museveni said his country had agreed to temporarily resettle some 2000 Afghans on its soil at the behest of the US government, brushing aside concerns that they might be a security threat.

He added that he felt the US had erred in Afghanistan by trying to “fight other people’s wars”.

– Agencies

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