#UgandaIsNotSpainUgandans respond to what some call "insulting" remarks from the Spanish PM.
Screenshot from El Mundo
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has provoked online outrage from Ugandans after allegations emerged that he compared his country's economic state to that of Uganda's in a text message to his finance minister.
As the finance minister headed into bailout negotiations with eurozone officials, Rajoy reportedly texted: "We're the number four power in Europe, Spain is not Uganda", in an effort to encourage him to stay strong in securing a bailout package.
The comment sparked a flurry of tweets from Ugandans who saw the remarks as offensive. Spain's El Mundo newspaper picked up the story, running with the quote "Spain is not Uganda" in its headline.
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