Rebels drive S. Sudan government forces out of parts of Bor

BOR, South Sudan, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Rebels pursued their attack on the South Sudanese city of Bor Wednesday as delegates began arriving in neighboring Ethiopia to discuss ending the conflict.

Uganda Parliament passes anti-gay bill

KAMPALA, Uganda, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Ugandan parliament passed a bill toughening the punishment for homosexual acts, including life in prison for repeat offenders, government officials said.

London warns of protests in Uganda

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The British government Wednesday warned against traveling to parts of Uganda because of the potential for violent demonstrations in Kampala.

U.N. envoys push for peace in DRC

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it was hopeful talks under way in Kampala would encourage DRC and rebel groups to return to the negotiating table.

Uganda defends democratic image

KAMPALA, Uganda, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The political opposition in Uganda is using the national electoral commission "as a punching bag," a spokesman for the organization said.
Uganda restricts public demonstrations

Uganda restricts public demonstrations

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A law passed in Uganda restricting demonstrations is meant to frighten constituents into submission, a panel of human rights experts said.

Uganda monitoring Internet use

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 22 (UPI) -- The Ugandan government said Monday it would start monitoring Internet activity to protect the public from emerging national security issues.

Uganda press freedom under scrutiny

PARIS, June 27 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it was concerned about press freedom in Uganda in response to the alleged murder of a journalist for the New Vision newspaper.

Uganda, Kenya lay out oil pipeline plans

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 26 (UPI) -- Ugandan and Kenyan leaders announced plans to construct an oil pipeline that would stretch to the Lamu Port on the eastern shores of the Indian Ocean.

Kenya presses for East African security

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 25 (UPI) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday from Kampala regional efforts would help ensure security in East Africa.

Uganda leader denies succession claims

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 24 (UPI) -- Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, said Monday he is not being groomed to become the next president.

Ugandan mayor charges police beat, gassed him on way to court

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 21 (UPI) -- The mayor of Kampala, Uganda, said he was hit with tear gas and beaten by police officers escorting him to court to face abuse-of-power charges.

Police leave Uganda's Daily Monitor

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 30 (UPI) -- A Ugandan newspaper said Thursday that security forces vacated their headquarters and journalists were allowed back to work.

Ugandan newspaper offices reopen

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 30 (UPI) -- The internal affairs minister in Uganda Thursday ordered police to vacate the Daily Monitor newspaper offices, which had been occupied for more than a week.

Uganda news editor cries foul over raid

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 21 (UPI) -- A police raid on a daily newspaper in Uganda is evidence of government-backed media harassment, the newspaper's managing editor said.
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Yoweri Museveni
U.S. President George W. Bush listens as he meets with the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on October 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ( pronunciation (helpĀ·info)) (born c. 1944) is a Ugandan politician and statesman. He has been President of Uganda since 26 January 1986.

Museveni was involved in the war that deposed Idi Amin Dada, ending his rule in 1979, and in the rebellion that subsequently led to the demise of the Milton Obote regime in 1985. With the notable exception of northern areas, Museveni has brought relative stability and economic growth to a country that has endured decades of government mismanagement, rebel activity and civil war. His tenure has also witnessed one of the most effective national responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa.

In the mid-to-late 1990s, Museveni was lauded by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency has been marred, however, by invading and occupying Congo during the Second Congo War (the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has resulted in an estimated 5.4 million deaths since 1998) and other conflicts in the Great Lakes region. Rebellion in the north of Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army continues to perpetuate one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Recent developments, including the abolition of presidential term limits before the 2006 elections and the harassment of democratic opposition, have attracted concern from domestic commentators and the international community.

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