JUBA – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni controversially claimed during a speech on Monday marking the 35th anniversary of the NRM’s rise to power that neighboring South Sudanese are not black saying instead they are blue.
“When you look at South Sudanese, they are not black they are blue,” Museveni said.
“You need to look at them carefully they are not black they are blue, so how can you call blue men blacks? You must be sick,” the Ugandan leader said in the speech that has since sparked social media debate against the Ugandan leader.
“If indeed South Sudanese are not ‘black’ but blue as Museveni has reportedly said today, then who else is ‘black’ on this earth?” Nairobi-based journalist Roger Alfred Yoron said in a brief social media post on his Facebook timeline.
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