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Kevin Myers: Uganda's long-serving president is building one of Africa's best air forces; we're helping him pay

All good men everywhere are no doubt celebrating the news that the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is planning to run for office again, which, if completed, should bring his tenure as head of state to around 30 years or so.

To be sure, he is somewhat more responsive to the democratic process than dear old Fidel Castro; but still -- 30 years. By the end of which, he apparently intends to have one of the best air forces in Africa. And the really good thing is that the Irish taxpayer will have helped him buy it. You didn't know that, did you?

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