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(From New Vision (Uganda) - AAGM)
President Yoweri Museveni remained defiant in the face of pressure from British Prime Minister Tony Blair on the first day of the Commonwealth conference yesterday over the arrest of the country's opposition leader.
Museveni made it clear he was not going to take any lectures from Blair. He reminded Britain that it had been the colonial power in Uganda for more than 70 years and introduced democracy only as it was about to leave.
Uganda, in theory, could face sanctions or be suspended from the Commonwealth, whose 53 members are supposed to be democracies committed to human rights. Commonwealth embarrassment over the …