U.S.-Ugandan ties have come a long way since the days of Idi Amin. Today, the U.S. is engaged with the country in poverty and AIDS reductions efforts. Such work has not silenced vocal criticism on the pace of political reforms and on human rights issues. President Obama recently lambasted anti-gay legislation in the country's parliament as "odious." Global Top 5s is a monthly feature by RealClearWorld.com powered by Gallup's worldwide research. Learn more at Gallup.com.