Population: 35.638.1
GDP: 21.3 bn.
Debt: 3.8 bn.

The succession to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and new restrictions on free speech and democracy will dominate debate. Disputes over the misappropriation of donor funds continue, but oil production should begin in earnest after delays over enabling legislation. 


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  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

Central bank cracks whip

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

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Loans for oil

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

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Mbabazi on the ropes

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

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

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

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

President versus PM

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

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Refinery deal struck

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

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Why Uganda refuses to withdraw

Calls from the United States and Ethiopia, its regional ally, for Uganda to withdraw its forces from South Sudan are falling on deaf ears in Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni and his diplomats insist the troops are in South Sudan as part of a bilateral a...

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Kampala ousts mayor

A thorn in President Yoweri Museveni’s side was removed when Kampala City Council voted to depose the Lord Mayor, Ssalongo Erias Lukwago, of the opposition Democratic Party on 25 November. The government has enacted harsh laws on public assembly and...

  • Vol 54 No 22
  •  1st November 2013

Kony keeps up the terror

After 25 years of mass murder, the Lord's Resistance Army continues with impunity as African and Western efforts fail to capture its top commanders

  • Vol 54 No 19
  •  20th September 2013

Museveni on the defensive

It is becoming clear that the President wants yet another term of office, possibly for his son, but he has major legal and political obstacles to overcome first

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