Communists began Russia’s century-long cooperation with Africa, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told TASS on March 25.
By the beginning of the 20th century, all of Africa, except Ethiopia, was colonized, and many Africans were enslaved, the president recalled.
African countries began organizing with the African National Congress in South Africa in 1912, but there were no serious international contacts, Museveni said.
“When the Communists [in Russia – Rossa Primavera News Agency] came to power, our ancestors started working with them. Since then, a hundred years later, Africa has been with Russia,” the Ugandan head emphasized. It does not matter what policies the Russian Empire pursued before that, “the important thing is that the communists came to power in Russia” and that “they were anti-colonialists,” he specified.
“We in Africa love Russia very much,” the president said. At the end of the interview, he specifically thanked the people of Russia for the support provided by the USSR to Africa in its fight against colonialism.
Museveni also said he would be sure to attend the second Russia-Africa summit in July 2023 in St. Petersburg.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency