Kampala — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has warned against foreign interference in the country’s politics days after an opposition call for the US to suspend military aid over the government’s human rights record. Museveni also accused foreign countries of seeking to influence the nation’s politics by funnelling assistance to the opposition through nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). "It is important that external players refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries," Museveni said. "If there’s any problem in Uganda, I surely will handle it better than the outsider." Last week, the US lawyer for opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi called on the US to stop funding Uganda’s military as a punitive measure against what Kyagulanyi said was torture by authorities in his country. Kyagulanyi and fellow MP Francis Zaake say they were tortured by security forces while in detention in August. Kyagulanyi, who has emerged as a formidable threat to the president, was cha...

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