Africa sleeps too much, says President Museveni of Uganda

Africans are poor because they sleep too much, according to Uganda’s president. Yoweri Museveni, 73, who has ruled the east African nation since 1986, said that with the continent’s rich natural resources its citizens should be wealthy but instead they “overslept”.

“Africa is so rich because we have got water, land, minerals, good weather,” he said. “So, how does this poverty come about? It is because of sleeping.

“People, as the prayer book of the Church of Uganda says, ‘leave undone as they ought to do and they do things that they are not meant to do’. That is why you get poverty in the place which has got a lot of wealth.”

Mr Museveni, a keen cattle and crop farmer who runs the country…

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