President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has condemned the coup d’état that happened in Guinea last weekend, describing it as “a step backwards”. He said the coup leaders should face sanctions and “get out”.
Guinea’s sitting President; Alpha Conde was deposed following intense gunfire in parts of Guinea’s capital Conakry on Sunday.
Commenting on the incident during an interview, Museven said,
“That’s unfortunate and it is a step backwards. Those military coups are of low value, we had them in the 1960s, and they were part of Africa’s problems. I condemn the coup, I don’t accept the idea of coups, and they are not a solution.
“They should get out, they should be told to go away because they are not a solution to problems of the country,” He added.
Asked about the Afghan crisis, Museveni said his country had agreed to temporarily resettle some 2000 Afghans on its soil at the request 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”.