Kampala: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is welcome to live in the East African nation of Uganda, the president's spokesman told The Associated Press on Wednesday, in what appears to be the first country to offer him refuge.
An intense diplomatic effort is under way to find a country where Gaddafi can go, as an international military effort against Gaddafi's forces continues.
The spokesman for Uganda's president, Tamale Mirundi, told the AP that Gaddafi would be welcome in Uganda. He said Uganda's policy is to accept asylum seekers, especially because so many Ugandans fled the country during the longtime rule of Dictator Idi Amin.
"So we have soft spots for asylum seekers. Gaddafi would be allowed to live here if he chooses to do so," Mirundi said....more
06:09 PM, Mar 30, 2011