Африканские дети - солдаты

Когда еще мальчишкой ты идешь в армию, ты думаешь, что увидишь войну такой, какой ее показывают в кино. Но это не так. В моем первом бою я думал, что я умру и больше никогда не увижу свою маму.

Это было в середине 80-х гг., мы нападали на укрепленный гарнизон в западной Уганде. Мне было 15 лет, и я участвовал в движении, целью которого было избавить мою страну от продажного режима Милтона Оботе, сменившего кровавого Иди Амина.

Моим командиром был воодушевляющий, смелый и талантливый человек, Йовери Мусевени, который в настоящее время является президентом Уганды. Мусевени считал, что молодым воинам нужно было не только военное искусство, но и политическое осознание цели, за которую они боролись - конец жадности и самообману африканского руководства, которое пришло к власти после получения независимости.

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