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Population: 45.85m
GDP: $40.53bn
Debt: 51.3% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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The future of the pipeline depends on Beijing

After Standard Chartered Bank drops out of the pipeline financing consortium, China now has the casting vote

The future of the US$5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline looks increasingly dependent on China after Standard Chartered bank became the latest institution to walk away from f...


Muhoozi sticks his neck out

The President's son's demands to succeed his father are testing the unity of the ruling party – and the first family

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has upped the stakes yet again in his 'tweet and delete' campaign to succeed his father as president, causing ructions in ruling circles.

Rot at savings fund exposed

A parliamentary committee has demanded a minister resign and other officials be sacked after an internal dispute spilled into the open

A parliamentary select committee has demanded the resignation of Betty Amongi, Minister of Gender, Labour, and Social Development, over her attempted interference in the management...

Doubling down on anti-gay bill

Uganda's parliament is set to pass a new law that criminalises identifying as gay, lesbian or transgender, same sex marriage, and the promotion of homosexuality.

Flying on empty

Uganda Airlines wants to buy six new mid-range airliners costing nearly US$500 million despite losing $146m since its re-launch in August 2019. The aviation trade press reported th...

MPs expose airline fiasco

Africa Confidential has obtained a devastating secret report on huge losses and mismanagement afflicting the flag-carrier, Uganda Airlines

Uganda Airlines has lost US$137 million since it launched in August 2019, according to a parliamentary public accounts committee report which was suppressed by the Speaker of Parli...

Speaker accused of undermining parliament

Opposition MPs say Parliament's Speaker blocked a debate on corruption in the national airline, and is President Museveni's stooge

When Parliamentary Speaker, Anita Among, suppressed discussion on 17 January of a report into corruption and mismanagement at Uganda Airlines she triggered a political furore. Oppo...


Museveni changes horses on mega rail project

A Turkish company takes the baton after corruption and political intrigue held back the grand plan for a rail link to Kenya

Uganda's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project to construct a 273 kilometre line from Kenya's border town of Malaba to Kampala has been dogged by over-priced contracts, incompetent ...


Economy deprives regime of options

The succession dominates political discourse but if Museveni stands again the economy is less able to accommodate his electoral pump-priming

Economic woes and conflicts in Uganda's restive regions are set to escalate during the year as tensions accumulate over whether President Yoweri Museveni will stand for re-election...

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