The Prompters

KAMPALA/BERLIN/WASHINGTON | | uganda

KAMPALA/BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own report) - Berlin has been following Uganda's current wave of protests with a certain amount of concern. Considered a loyal ally of the West, the Ugandan government has been providing sizable troop contingents to defend Somalia's pro-western "government" and is helping to train Somali soldiers. Currently, the government is confronted with a growing protest movement caused, in part, by the dramatic increases in the costs of living. Observers are not excluding a development similar to that in Tunisia, which forced a pro-western government to resign. In official statements, the German foreign ministry is cautiously distancing itself from President Yoweri Museveni, who yesterday was sworn in again as a result of controversial elections. Museveni's plan to punish homosexuality with draconian sanctions, including the death penalty, has also aroused discord. Because of this plan, the German development ministry has frozen millions of Euros destined for Ugandan projects. Observers note that particularly prominent US-American Evangelist Christians have played a key role in establishing this law - some of whom are also quite influential in Germany. Berlin is consistently ignoring the role of these Western ideological prompters for homophobic outrages in Uganda. more…