Ugandan leader donates sack of cash, drawing ire

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Ugandan leader donates sack of cash, drawing ire

In this photo taken on Saturday, April 20 2013 and released by the Uganda Presidency, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, left, and State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs Ronald Kibuule, center, hand over what the president's office said was a sack of money containing 250 million Ugandan shillings - about $100,000 - to an unidentified member of a partisan group of youths, right, in Kaliro district east of the capital Kampala, in Uganda. It’s become an infamous photo in Uganda. The country’s leader looks on in bemusement as a young man bends low to carry a sack filled with a donation from the president _ almost $100,000 in cash. The money is a donation from President Yoweri Museveni to a partisan group of youths in eastern Uganda, where he struggles to win votes in national elections, and activists and opposition politicians are seizing upon the moment as a blatant example of political corruption in Uganda. The picture, which was distributed by the president’s office after the event last weekend, was meant to highlight Museveni’s generosity toward a group of youth. Instead it has focused attention on Museveni’s profligacy during political tours and what some say is his role in fueling graft in the East African country that he has led since 1986. (AP Photo/Uganda Presidency)

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