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Uganda

Population: 46.85m
GDP: $56.31bn
Debt: 49.7% of GDP (2024)

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Will the Buganda kingdom tilt the vote against Museveni?

Opposition activists are urging the country’s most powerful monarchy to take a tougher stance against the ruling party

As concerns grow about the health of the country’s most powerful monarch, Kabaka (King) Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, 69, a dispute has opened up about the Buganda kingdom taking a ...


How family and the army dominate Museveni's endgame

Military chief and dauphin General Muhoozi leads the campaign to win the 2026 election – frustrating dissident officers

At a private dinner party last month to mark his retirement from the military, a senior officer told close friends that he was relieved not to have to serve under the command of th...


Parliamentary speaker flounders in corruption saga

Facing British travel bans and asset freezes over state theft scandal, Speaker Anita Among claims she is being targeted for her anti-LGBTQ+ stance

When asked about her involvement in corrupt schemes, Anita Among, Speaker of the parliament in Kampala, usually argues she is being singled out by foreigners for her energetic prom...


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Anti-gay law has its days in court

Judges refuse to suspend an anti-LGBT bill but void some provisions inconsistent with human rights

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act will have at least one more round in court, and is set to move to the supreme court after the constitutional court upheld the law but struck down so...

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Bribes row rocks parliament

Speaker Among refuses to hear charges of misuse of public funds by her office as more evidence emerges of efforts to bribe the opposition

Parliamentary Speaker Anita Among has refused to answer charges that she has obtained millions of dollars' worth of expenses and allowances she was not entitled to that were first ...


Pipeline to nowhere

Two years after the final investment decision to construct the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) was taken, the US$5 billion project is limping on to an uncertain future.


Rifts threaten Bobi Wine's party

The opposition party is under pressure from not only the government but also its own socially conservative supporters

Supporters of Uganda's biggest opposition political party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu 'Bobi Wine', are warning that generational jealousy and p...


China holds key to regional oil project

The fate of Albertine oil and the pipeline to export it rests on Beijing's willingness to finance the plan which flouts World Bank climate rules

The massive oil project, which includes the East African Crude Oil Pipeline – heated over its 1,443-kilometre journey to the Tanzanian coast at Tanga – continues to sti...


Museveni's divide-and-rule master-class

Having used violence to cow the opposition the President is working hard to bribe and co-opt oppositionists into irrelevance

Hard questions are being asked about the future of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the second biggest opposition party after Bobi Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP), after...


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