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Population: 38.9
GDP: $26.1 bn.
Debt: $4.36 bn.

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Coordinated exit

In June, General Edward Katumba Wamala, Chief of the Defence Forces, announced plans to withdraw Ugandan troops from Somalia by the end of 2017. That echoed recent signs from Kenya...

Age cannot weary him

The President is mobilising his supporters to remove the age limit so he can stay in office

As memories of February's much-criticised election fade, attention turns to the next challenge facing President Yoweri Museveni: his age. Under the 2005 constitution, the upper age...

Trying treason

The 1 July decision to drop some of the lesser charges against Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye came as no surprise to most people, since the entire case against him is wide...

Spender takes all

The use of unregulated money in Uganda's elections is increasing. Last week's poll saw more voter-bribery than ever 

A wounded man lies outstretched on the dusty ground in Hoima District, surrounded by curious onlookers. In tears, James Munyakyongole recounts the agony of his rotting leg to indep...

Protest grows over Museveni win

The incumbent's win was widely foretold but it could prompt mass unrest. And the ruling party suffered in the parliamentary polls

Now that President Yoweri Museveni has secured his re-election with his customary mixture of patronage and intimidation, opposition leader Kizza Besigye and his Forum for Democrati...

An arresting event

The Ugandan elections had been proceeding with less strife and acrimony than usual when they suddenly reverted to type on 13 February, when the opposition Forum for Democratic Chan...

How the next election will be won

Nobody doubts the result but the methods behind the victory say a lot about how President Museveni rules the country and where it is going

There are no prizes for predicting who wins Uganda's presidential election on 18 February. After 30 years in office and four victorious elections in the last 20 of them, President ...


First ladies first

The President's wife plays a vital role in the election campaign and is a potential successor to her husband 

Although Janet Kataaha Museveni has decided not to run for Parliament in her Ruhaama constituency, nobody doubts that she continues to wield massive political power. She has been a...

Museveni's pipeline dream

Confusion still reigns over the route of Uganda's oil pipeline, which is essential to begin production and export. Having signed a deal in August with President Uhuru Kenyatta for ...

Opposition blues

Museveni’s fractious political opponents are striving to get behind a single candidate to fight him for the presidency

After three days of drawn-out deliberation, the opposition coalition formed in June, the Democratic Alliance, had still not been able to decide on a joint candidate for the 2016 pr...

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