Uganda Changing of the Guard in Kampala

A new leader promises to end the nation's long nightmare

As Haitians took to the streets to protest years of oppression under the Duvalier dynasty, the people of Uganda last week welcomed a new government that promised a sharp break with that country's brutal past. Thousands of Ugandans gathered outside the cream-colored Parliament building to watch as Rebel Leader Yoweri Museveni was sworn in as President just three days after his insurgents routed the forces of the military government that had seized power in a coup only six months earlier. A hush fell over the crowd as Museveni, dressed in the unadorned fatigues of an army private, took the oath of...

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