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Uganda

Uganda

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

On 17 March in Kampala, the twelve accused of the July 2010 terror attacks will finally face trial. Troops could return from South Sudan after the military assistance agreement expires in June. And in November nominations for the 2016 general elections will be announced, when veteran President Yoweri Museveni is likely to seek a fifth term in office.

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Museveni gets his refinery

Doubts surround both the Russian contract and the supposed benefit and even viability of the oil discoveries

A Russian state company under European Union sanctions has won the contract to build an oil refinery on the shore of Lake Albert. The contract is symptomatic of the growing closene...


Oil interrupted

Major deposits of commercially viable oil were first discovered in Uganda’s Albertine Graben in 2006 and estimates of total reserves now stand at 6.5 billion barrels. It was ...


Sejusa’s mystery return

The former security boss made a deal to come home but things haven’t gone smoothly

The maverick former intelligence chief, General David Sejusa (aka Tinyefuza), found himself at the centre of a siege by armed police this month, despite having returned from exile ...


Central bank cracks whip

Museveni is looking for ways of financing his 2016 election campaign and officials are reluctant to print money

A rift between President Yoweri Museveni and the Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, is rapidly widening. The Governor recently revealed that during the 20...


Loans for oil

Multibillion dollar Chinese loans less than two years before the elections raise commercial and political questions

China has for some time been a leading lender to Uganda but loans have accelerated this year since the government promised to pay for Chinese-built infrastructure from future oil r...


Mbabazi on the ropes

The President’s manoeuvres to oust his erstwhile friend as Secretary General of the NRM are accelerating

President Yoweri Museveni aims to limit possible leadership challenges from within the governing National Resistance Movement through wide-ranging changes to the party’s cons...


Putting US aid to other uses

Museveni uses Obama's security assistance for the fight against Al Shabaab to crack down on the opposition as well

United States' military aid and training in surveillance techniques is helping President Yoweri Museveni's government to crack down on the opposition, say political sources in Kamp...


President versus PM

Feverish plotting is already in progress over the 2016 election now that Museveni’s decision to stand is final

President Yoweri Museveni has sparked a bitter war in the ruling National Resistance Movement over his decision to stand in the 2016 election. He appears to have abandoned plans fo...


Refinery deal struck

The agreement with the main oil companies gives investors 60% and paves the way for the export of crude oil

After nearly three years of back-and-forth negotiation with oil companies, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally caved in. He has agreed to a much smaller oil refinery than ...


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