'Greedy' West wants to re-colonise Africa – Museveni
19 March 2014, 16:20
Kampala – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged African governments to be strong enough to prevent Western countries from intervening in their national and continental affairs.
According to the New Vision, Museveni said this during celebrations held in South Africa to mark 10 years of the Pan African Parliament.
Museveni said Western powers were taking advantage of Africa's "weakness" and underdevelopment to "re-colonise" the continent.
Museveni, who recently approved a "draconian" anti-gay law that sparked international criticism, said the West was returning to Africa with a "new wave of colonialism", the report said.
Museveni said Africa did not use its freedom to make itself stronger and as a result Western countries were coming back to start from where they stopped.
The Ugandan statesman said it was unfortunate that Africa "simply relaxed and enjoyed" being in power after attaining its independence, "forgetting that the lion cannot live with the lamb".
He urged African governments to bar the "greedy people" from re-colonising the continent by being weak.
Museveni spoke about the 2011 Libyan uprising that resulted in the death of Muammar Gaddafi and lamented how the Western countries meddled in the affairs of the north African country,"ignoring possible solutions proposed by the African Union".