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Ugandan named to head U.N. assembly faces criticism on human rights
Ugandan named to head U.N. assembly faces criticism on human rights

Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, who is set to take over the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, has a decades-long legacy of corruption, military aggression and human-rights abuses, according to opponents of his selection as ceremonial head of the world body. The 65-year-old career politician and longtime ally of Uganda's controversial president, Yoweri Museveni, was unanimously chosen by the African Union last month to fill the rotating U.N. presidency during the continent's yearlong term at the helm. There will be no vote at the U.N. before the mantle passes to Kutesa. But his selection has stirred an 11th-hour campaign to prevent...

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