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Law To Let Museveni Extend Rule Brought To Ugandan Parliament

Law To Let Museveni Extend Rule Brought To Ugandan Parliament

A law amending Uganda’s constitution to allow ageing leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule was introduced in parliament on Tuesday, at a session where nearly all its opponents were either barred or stayed away in protest. Museveni, 73, has ruled Uganda since 1986. He is as yet ineligible to seek re-election in the next […]

Ugandan Leader Makes Son His Adviser, Critics See Succession Plan

Ugandan Leader Makes Son His Adviser, Critics See Succession Plan

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his son as his senior adviser, officials said on Tuesday, a move analysts said was part of a plan to groom him to take over the top job. The president’s son, Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, was moved from his position at the head of the army’s special forces, the […]

Uganda’s President Opposes Arms Embargo On South Sudan

Uganda’s President Opposes Arms Embargo On South Sudan

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said he was opposed to a U.N. plan to impose an arms embargo on his neighbour South Sudan, saying it would weaken its army just as the country was trying to contain a resurgence of violence. The statement from one of the region’s main powers, issued over the weekend, came after […]

U.S. Officials Storm Out Of Uganda President’s Inauguration

U.S. Officials Storm Out Of Uganda President’s Inauguration

Uganda’s veteran president vowed to fight corruption and inefficient bureaucracy on Thursday as he was sworn in to a fifth term in office, but some Western officials walked out of the ceremony when he mocked the International Criminal Court. In his inaugural address, President Yoweri Museveni, 71, told heads of state, diplomats and other guests […]

The Observer view on presidential elections in Uganda

The Observer view on presidential elections in Uganda

Yoweri Museveni has had a good run. Having seized power in Uganda in 1986, he has held the presidency ever since. As guerrilla leader turned politician-statesman, Museveni fitted the late 20th-century leadership profile that predominated in post-colonial Africa. Where once the heinous dictatorship of Idi Amin held sway, the Museveni era brought a democratic reformation. […]