Thursday, July 14, 2016

Uganda's response to Boris Johnson's appointment as foreign secretary


The Ugandan government, which Mr. Johnson once offended with controversial remarks about British colonial rule in the now-independent East African nation, said the new appointment was unfortunate but unlikely to hurt bilateral ties.

“Boris Johnson’s opinion that countries like Uganda would be better off as colonies is inconsequential,” said Ofwono Opondo, a government spokesman. “We would be more concerned if the U.S. or Russia appointed someone like Boris. But Britain no longer wields much power globally, that’s why they have run away from the EU.”