U.S. official warns Uganda on anti-gay law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A bill before the Ugandan Parliament that would outlaw homosexual acts would hurt the country's efforts to fight AIDS, a U.S. State Department official warned.

Third day of violence in Kampala

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Rioting was reported in Kampala Saturday in a third day of violence between government troops and loyalists to King Ronald Mutebi, Ugandan officials said.

Iran funds Ugandan oil sector

TEHRAN, May 18 (UPI) -- Iran agreed to funding for the Ugandan oil sector, including considerations for building an oil refinery, following bilateral talks in Tehran, officials said.

Uganda mourns king's death

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Uganda was holding a public holiday for the burial of one of the country's traditional kings, who died last week.
Breakthrough in Kenyan talks denied

Breakthrough in Kenyan talks denied

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Kenyan government's claim of a breakthrough in talks over disputed election results was denied by the opposition party in Nairobi Thursday.

Report: Ugandan troops in western Kenya

MIGORI, Kenya, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Tensions mounted in Western Kenya amid claims that Ugandan troops entered the country, allegedly with the backing of Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki.

Analysis: Oil and gas pipeline watch

Lentransgaz pipeline break won't harm supply
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Analysis: Can agriculture save Africa?

THE DALLES, Ore., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The solution to Africa's poverty rates lies within the soil that stretches across the vast land mass, a group of government leaders and development experts say.

Queen Elizabeth II finally revisits Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Uganda this week to cheering crowds, the first time the British monarch had visited the East African country in 53 years.

Ugandan rebels campaign for forgiveness

GULU, Uganda, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Representatives of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army toured northern areas Wednesday asking for forgiveness as part of a peace agreement.

Uganda's sodomy laws attacked

KAMPALA, Uganda, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- An international human group says homophobia in Uganda is contributing the country’s HIV epidemic.

Scant progress in united Africa summit

ACCRA, Ghana, July 4 (UPI) -- For the ninth time, African Union leaders made little progress at a three-day summit in Ghana to form a single continent-wide government.

Museveni blames Kenya for fuel shortage

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 2 (UPI) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is blaming his nation's recent diesel fuel shortage on officials from the neighboring African nation of Kenya.

Report: Global warming to hit poor

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- A new report by a United Nations committee finds that rich countries are spending billions of dollars to protect themselves from global warming.

China hosts African presidents

BEIJING, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- With his country's influence in Africa growing, Chinese President Hu Jintao rolled out a red-carpet welcome Friday to five visiting African presidents.
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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 (help·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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