AN AFRICAN FOR AFRICA

HERDSMAN AND PHILOSOPHER, YOWERI MUSEVENI HAS REVIVED UGANDA AND HAS BIG IDEAS FOR THE CONTINENT

On a continent normally consigned to the political and economic dustheap, Yoweri Museveni has amply demonstrated that he is something different. The President of Uganda, respected at home as Central Africa's intellectual compass and admired abroad as the harbinger of good news for a blighted region, has successfully resurrected his own benighted country and now fully intends to help neighboring leaders do the same for theirs. The secret? Things long deemed heretical there, like Africans taking charge of their own future, like the virtues of the free market, like a United States of Africa, like cows.

The cows are a constant...

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