Ugandan leader’s pro-Putin son touted for presidency, may face tricky ride

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – The soldier son of Uganda’s long-serving President Yoweri Museveni is signalling his readiness to take over his father’s job, with comments on global affairs from Ukraine to Ethiopia and birthday festivities akin to political rallies. However, should he run instead of Museveni in the next presidential election due for 2026, Muhoozi Kainerugaba would face stiff opposition from opponents determined to prevent a family dynasty in the East African nation. Trained at both Britain’s Sandhurst military academy and the United States’ Fort Leavenworth, the 48-year-old is a lieutenan…

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