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Museveni, Gaddafi nearly settle dispute in A Boxing Ring

Source: Norman S. Miwambo

Drama ensued on the last day of the 15th African Union (AU) Summit in Uganda when Yoweri Museveni and his Libyan counterpart Muammar Gaddafi nearly traded the blows during a heated argument, this paper can reveal.

A source who attended the Summit told this reporter that right from the day one, both leaders disagreed on almost everything on agenda as the Libyan leader Gaddafi was set in motion for his United African States agenda, Museveni and other Sub-Saharan leaders were propagating the propaganda that the Libyan was scheming to proliferate Islam.

On the last day, whilst the Libyan leader pressed harder, his Ugandan counter-part Museveni splintered and hurdled from his chair confronting and shrugging towards the bewildered Gaddafi.

Earlier on Sunday, July 25, the first Hollywood movie proceeded, as President Muammar Gaddafi's Presidential guards engaged in fist-fight with Ugandan Presidential guards in a massive spat at the opening of the AU summit.

It is alleged that Uganda is privately accusing Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of involvement in recent twin terrorism attacks in which left over 76 people as they watched the World Cup final between Netherlands and Spain on a giant screen in Kampala.

The twin blasts that shook the city of an East African country, has since attracted several mighty investigators including: a 60 strong man's team from the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Scotland Yard team and the MI5 team and Israel investigators.

With such fear, the Ugandan PGB did not want Gaddafi's guards to come closer to other African Heads of State at the Summit as a security preventative measure, but Gaddafi's subordinates were having none of it and as a result a huge row hit the roof.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been at the fore front rejecting Gaddafi's bold call for United Africa which is said to be a plan to spread Islam in Africa.

The last time the Ugandan leader chattered kind words, it was on March 2, 2007, when the Ugandan leader commended Gaddafi for the support he gave the protracted people's 'liberation struggle' of Uganda led by NRM in the early 80s.

Museveni's praising word were during the celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of people's authority through the masses on March 2, 2007.

In July 2007, the Col. Gaddafi stormed out the AU Summit in Accra, Ghana, prematurely after the majority of African leaders, including Uganda's Museveni, rejected a call for the immediate formation of United State of Africa.

At the end of July 2007, a formal request by Libyan President Col. Muammar Gaddafi to use River Nile water for development in the desert country was rejected by the ministers from Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) member states. The meeting then held at Uganda's Imperial Resort Beach Munnyonyo had ministers from: Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudand, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Col. Gaddafi who is a Revolutionary has been a friend to Uganda for long time, for years has availed financial resources to Uganda for various development and social projects.

The relationship between Museveni and the leader of Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Col Gaddafi has of recent been going sour, and they have been exchanging hot words since the idea of United States of Africa came into the public domain.

Although, Col. Gaddafi financed and supported the rebel campaign that brought Museveni to power 25 years ago, they despise each other.

The duo is the only African if not the world's leaders that go in public to wrap up the fists.

The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has also made contentious remarks calling for Nigeria to be divided, and some in Nigeria have fingered him the recent violence between Christians and Moslems which have left hundreds dead.

This is not the first time, in Addis Ababa, last year, the two leaders got entangled, as the Uganda leader fought the idea of the Libyan leader Gadaffi's pushing for the creation of a “United States of Africa”, as he was elected head of a continent-wide bloc that showed some kind of unwillingness to back his idea.

Uganda's Museveni on day one asked AU leaders at a summit to “sweep the terrorists” out of Africa, following latest lethal attacks by Somalia's militants 'Al-Shabaab who are said to have links with Al-Qaeda.

“Let us now act in concert and sweep them out of Africa,” Yoweri Museveni said, in reference to the executors of the July 11 blasts in Kampala that killed nearly 80 soccer that were watching the final of the World Cup final.

“Let them go back to Asia or the Middle East where I understand some come from,” Museveni said at the opening of the three-day summit.

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