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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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Drawing the battle lines

Museveni is making sure of electoral victory in 2016, but more and more rivals and defectors are chipping away at his support

Speaking on YouTube on 15 June, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi declared his intention to secure the governing National Resistance Movement's presidential nomination, in place of Presid...


The runaway gravy train

The history of the Standard Gauge Railway reveals rivalry between Chinese state companies as well as blatant corruption in Kampala

Ballooning costs and a flurry of accusations among the highest officials in the Ugandan government are taking a severe toll of the Ugandan part of East Africa's biggest infrastruct...


Kampala murder mystery

Police investigating the murder of the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Namazzi Kagezi, on 31 March by two men on a motorbike have rounded up dozens of suspects. Kag...


Spending for victory

A surge in voter-friendly spending accompanies the NRM’s election campaign and there is little the opposition can do to stop it

Both public spending and borrowing have shot up over the past year as the governing National Resistance Movement gears up for next year's elections. Although the NRM faces little c...


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...


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