Ugandan President's rap becomes dance hit

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The Independent Online

He is 65, has been President for more than two decades and is Uganda's newest rap star.

Facing an election in February, Yoweri Museveni has released a rap song and video that has become a sensation in the East African nation, played at dance clubs and on the radio.

Enthusiastic supporters at a rally in northern Uganda last week called for Mr Museveni to perform "U Want Another Rap" and he sang as his supporters danced. The lyrics are not exactly gangsta – they are about making something out of nothing and getting ahead in life.