Kampala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni once was an
idealistic former Marxist rebel who denounced power-hogging African leaders.
Nearly three decades
later, Museveni is accused by some in the opposition —and others who served
prominently under him —of becoming the very politician he once despised.
He travels the world in a private jet paid for by taxpayers
and recently added two new Mercedes Benz limousines to his convoy. Some in
Uganda also worry that Museveni is trying to groom his son as the country's
Museveni said in 1986 that Africa's problem is not the
people but leaders who overstay their turn.
Mwambutsya Ndebesa, a professor of political history at
Uganda's Makerere University, said it now appears that Museveni is determined
to stay in power at all costs.