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Ugandan President Urges Obama to Keep Africa in Prayers
    2008-11-07 21:31:56     Xinhua
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to keep Africa in his prayers, said a State House statement issued in Kampala on Friday.

Museveni told the newly elected leader whose father was Kenyan that the continent is waking up from the slumber that saw it go through slave trade, colonialism and marginalization.

"African countries are vigorously, not only engaged in regional integration, but also discussing political integration in order to end or to reduce the excessive political balkanization of Africa that rendered us vulnerable in the first place. We look forward to working with Your Excellency," the statement quoted Museveni as saying.

He congratulated the American people for voting for an African- American. "On behalf of the people of Uganda and on my own behalf, I would like to salute and congratulate you for the great victory you scored," he said.

Museveni joins other African and world leaders in congratulating Obama and praising the American vote.

Many Africans see Obama as one of their own who will put Africa on top of his agenda when he takes office early next year.
 
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