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The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has accused the European Union of financing activities and organizations designed to subvert Government under the guise of improving governance.

Museveni made the accusation on Saturday after he ordered the suspension of a multi-million dollar EU fund operating in the country that supported local democracy and governance groups.

In a letter to his finance minister, Museveni said that funds paid by the EU to the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) ended up being “used to finance activities and organizations designed to subvert Government under the guise of improving governance”.

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The decision follows the European bloc’s decision to recommend sanctions against Uganda in light of arrests and a crackdown on political opponents since President Museveni’s contested re-election in January.

This came after defiant Uganda activist, Stella Nyanzi fled to neighbouring Kenya to seek asylum as the crackdown launched by President Museveni against opposition and critics of his government continued.

Stella, whose escape to neighbouring Kenya was confirmed by media outlets in both countries citied political persecution by Museveni for seeking asylum away from her country of birth.

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