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Report on UK debate was not accurate

By Vision Reporter

Added 30th May 2005 03:00 AM

SIR — Your advance report of last Thusday’s Royal African Society debate on whether President Museveni should be allowed to serve another term contained several inaccurancies.

SIR — Your advance report of last Thusday’s Royal African Society debate on whether President Museveni should be allowed to serve another term contained several inaccurancies.

SIR — Your advance report of last Thusday’s Royal African Society debate on whether President Museveni should be allowed to serve another term contained several inaccurancies.

You quote “the organisers” but neither I nor my staff spoke to New Vision.

The speakers were Amama Mbabazi, Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, Eriya Kategaya and Robert Egwea. None of
the others you mention were invited or were on the platform.

None of the issues that you quoted an NRM-UK source as saying would be debated were raised.

The conference was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies but was organised and funded solely by the Royal African Society. We consulted widely about speakers and format but did not work closely with the NRM or any other political movement.

May I add that the meeting attracted more than 300 people, it was
informative and lively and entirely peaceful. The RAS is proud to have
enabled such a debate to take place and delighted that so many Ugandans in London were able to attend.

Richard Dowden Director, RAS School of Oriental and African Studies — London

Report on UK debate was not accurate

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