Since the 80s the Ugandan president initiated several wars to pursue his expansionist and African ambitions – he took power in Kampala in 1986 after a long guerrilla war that killed hundreds of thousands of Ugandans. It was at the guise of the Pan African Congress of April 1994 in Kampala that he started the first big step of his regional military strategy by facilitating the assassination of two presidents, the Rwandan Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian Cyprien Ntaryamira respectively on April 6th 1994.
20 years later, the Ugandan president with regional allies affirm that they can go even further in their campaign. “We are now much stronger in every sense of the word: politically, militarily, socially and economically.” This was his declaration in Kigali on April 7th, 2014 during the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide. The statement obviously deliberately ignores the genocides war crimes and crimes against humanity they had to commit in the entire region to become what he states them to be today.
For those who have followed closely his political journey, they know how he has become a master of deception, and that perhaps explains his longevity in power but also his special relationship with the neo-colonialist forces which can match his policies of deceit.