Africans take too many holidays: Ugandan president KAMPALA (AFP) Uganda's president thinks Africans must work harder to develop ""super weapons"" so that their impoverished continent is no longer dominated by the developed world, a statement from his office said. ""We Africans are at the mercy of the developed world who have super weapons that could eliminate us from the face of the world in a whisker of time, but instead of working hard to reduce the technological gap, we are just sitting back,"" Yoweri Museveni said in the statement received Saturday. Speaking at the annual State House holiday party, Museveni further accused Africans of taking too many holidays, something he said was fine for workers in wealthy nations, but was inhibiting development in Africa. ""Mr. Museveni noted that nationals of developed countries are in better positions to take leave off their routine duties but not Africans whose countries still need to overcome conditions of underdevelopment and poverty,"" the statement said. He specifically complained that Ugandans ""waste a lot of valuable time by going on unnecessary leave."" The president, who has ruled the East African country since 1986, then handed out awards to the hardest working members of his state house staff.