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Bizarre American rapper Kanye West meets Trump-loving dictator of Uganda

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Bizarre American rapper, Kanye West, and wife, Kim Kardashian, have met with the dictator of Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in power for more than 30 years.

Museveni publicly declared love for President Donald Trump early this year after the American leader was quoted as referring to African nations as shithole countries during an immigration meeting at the Oval office. 

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“America has got one of the best presidents ever. Mr. Trump. I love Trump,” Museveni said in January 2018, according to the BBC. “I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly. The Africans need to solve their problems, the Africans are weak.”

His comments were at odds with remarks from leaders of other African nations — including Botswana, Ghana, Namibia and Senegal, as well as the African Union — who denounced Trump’s inflammatory language.

Museveni has been in power for more than 30 years and has enacted a law ending presidential age limits. He has also jailed his opponents and has been hostile to LGBT rights.

West and Kardashian sat down with Museveni and Museveni’s daughter Diana Museveni Kamuntu in Entebbe on Monday to reportedly discuss promoting the country’s tourism and arts.

West’s meeting with Museveni came only days after his bizarre sit-down with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC.

His behaviors and rants during that meeting and his comments on slavery before then have prompted many people in the United States to believe that he was unstable and needed help.

West is visiting the East African country while recording his upcoming album.

“I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda,” he wrote on Twitter alongside a series of photos documenting their meeting. “I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda’s tourism and the arts. I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa.”

He said West gave him a pair of white Yeezy sneakers.

The Huffington Post reported that “West is recording his ninth studio album and “Yeezus” follow-up, “Yahndi,” which was pushed back to Black Friday, Nov. 23, when he failed to finish the project after his controversial “Saturday Night Live” appearance”.

According to the newspaper, West “traveled to Uganda with his family in tow, reportedly taking over a luxury resort on the banks of the Nile River, to wrap up the album as well as shoot some music videos”.

“Ye is fully back in mode,” he said in an interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin last week. “We’re going to Africa in two weeks to record. I felt this energy when I was in Chicago. I felt the roots. We have to go to what is known as Africa.”

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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