VIOLENT POLICY OF GEOPOLITICAL DESTABILIZATION
YOWERI MUSEVENI: OPPORTUNIST AND MILITARY HAWK
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni currently holds the title of President of Uganda. He also holds other titles: Minister of Defence, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Chair of the High Command, Chair of the National Resistance Movement (the only political group in Uganda to which every citizen must automatically belong), as well as numerous other ranks and titles. Museveni has been in charge of the state since January 1986 as a result of the collapse of control of General Tito Okello.
Since 1986 Yoweri Museveni has pursued a geopolitical orientation that deliberately destabilized Africa. He has been implicated in war crimes, in economic crimes (looting the DRC of gold and diamonds), and in human rights violations by the several independent international commissions, as well as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. In 1993 the US Justice Department named Museveni as an Unindicted Co-conspirator in an international arms smuggling ring that was illegally procuring US TOW missiles. During the Yugoslav war, Museveni used a Boeing 737 plane belonging to the state air carrier, Uganda Airlines, for sanction busting by delivering illegal weapons to Sarajevo and other parts of the war torn region.
Museveni has become the substantive source of instability in the African Union, joining a select list predatory persons that includes Muamar Ghadaffi, who bypass established legal mechanisms of due process by arming invasions and "disappearing" political dissenters.
Since 1986 Ugandan troops have been constantly engaged in offensive military actions that include invasions of neighbouring states and war crimes. Uganda has been involved in aggressive military and political manipulation of ALL of the states that share frontiers with Uganda.
The policies of Museveni have precipitated the worst violence in Africa's history and jeopardised the lives of several dozen millions of Africans who face hunger, disease and violent deaths as a consequence.
A United States government report released in 2001, described Uganda as one of the major illicit arms-trafficking centres for eastern, central and western Africa. The report on African arms transfers and trafficking was presented on 9 July, at the UN conference in New York on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.
Museveni's Uganda is the central component of European and American foreign policy in the region. The international community has persisted in bypassing the structures set up by the Organization of African Unity in addressing the problems of Africa and instead rely on Museveni to determine how their interests are to be served. Powerful foreign financial and military interests continue to rationalise Museveni's dictatorship.
Yoweri Museveni's conduct towards the residents of Uganda has been just as bad as his predatory geopolitical orientation. Key officials in the UN have finally acknowledged the massive extent of the deliberate extermination of North Uganda's people. According to a recent study nearly 90% of the males aged above 35 years old, from the Acholi community (largest ethnic group in North Uganda) have died or gone missing since Museveni took power. The rate of injury due to military ballistics is 700% higher in North Uganda, and in the Rwenzori Region (bordering the DRC) than in is in the rest of the State.