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The Day Museveni's Security Men Nearly Got Into A Messy Fight With Gaddafi's Soldiers In Kampala

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi remained quite distant from Kampala during his latter years as the ruler of Libya.

His friendship with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, with whom he openly differed over the development of a potential United States of Africa, has both ignited and dimmed in a manner directly proportional to their friendship.

The discontent appeared to unfold slowly, but it picked up speed with Gaddafi's March 2008 visit to Kampala to dedicate the enormous mosque bearing his name.

Gaddafi's male guards and Museveni's security personnel battled there in scenes that would astound diplomats and thrill onlookers. The arguments were so acrimonious that, in the end, Gaddafi's convoy abruptly and seemingly in flight left Kampala.

In a nation where Gaddafi's demise has appeared to inspire more sorrow than delight at the collapse of a tyrant of the kind that filled the Western news, the mosque he constructed still stands over Kampala as exquisite testimony of the man's legacy.

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