KAMPALA, Uganda – Kanye West met with the Ugandan president during a visit to the East African nation and gave this 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers.
President Yoweri Museveni says that he and the American rapper held "fruitful discussions" on the promotion of tourism and the arts.
West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have been vacationing in a national park in Uganda. It is said that he is recording music in a tent.
The Ugandan presidency published photos on Monday of a shirt with a western hoodie that meets Museveni at the State House and exchanging gifts.
Excited tourism officials see the visit as an endorsement of the country's tourism potential.
The Ugandan government has been criticized for its treatment of a local legislator who became an opposition legislator and turned opposition, Bobi Wine, who denounces the torture of the security forces. The government denies it.
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