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Uganda

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

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Refining impurities

One of President Yoweri Museveni's pet projects, the African Gold Refinery, has come under further scrutiny in an investigation published on 5 June by anti-corruption group Global ...


Museveni goes for gold

The official launch of African Gold Refinery comes amid concerns that its raw material comes from neighbouring conflict zones

President Yoweri Museveni has inaugurated East Africa's first refinery capable of refining gold to international standards of 99.9% purity. Speaking on 21 February at its ceremonia...


Poaching and gamekeeping

An increasingly public rift has opened between Forum for Democratic Change leader Kizza Besigye and the celebrated journalist Andrew Mujuni Mwenda. Mwenda been accusing Besigye of ...


Kith, kin and cosh

Army reshuffles ensure ruling family dominance and install tough officers to deal with regional unrest

The mid-January reshuffle of the upper levels of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF)was a characteristically careful balance of tribal allegiance and political planning desig...


Museveni's marathon

The President is hoping for a calmer year than last but his latest plans to stay on and hand over to his son could yet stir unrest

President Yoweri Museveni will use 2017 to launch a constitutional review that many suspect is designed to ensure the indefinite continuation of his presidency. A new Constitutiona...


Coordinated exit

In June, General Edward Katumba Wamala, Chief of the Defence Forces, announced plans to withdraw Ugandan troops from Somalia by the end of 2017. That echoed recent signs from Kenya...


Age cannot weary him

The President is mobilising his supporters to remove the age limit so he can stay in office

As memories of February's much-criticised election fade, attention turns to the next challenge facing President Yoweri Museveni: his age. Under the 2005 constitution, the upper age...


Trying treason

The 1 July decision to drop some of the lesser charges against Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye came as no surprise to most people, since the entire case against him is wide...


Spender takes all

The use of unregulated money in Uganda's elections is increasing. Last week's poll saw more voter-bribery than ever 

A wounded man lies outstretched on the dusty ground in Hoima District, surrounded by curious onlookers. In tears, James Munyakyongole recounts the agony of his rotting leg to indep...


Protest grows over Museveni win

The incumbent's win was widely foretold but it could prompt mass unrest. And the ruling party suffered in the parliamentary polls

Now that President Yoweri Museveni has secured his re-election with his customary mixture of patronage and intimidation, opposition leader Kizza Besigye and his Forum for Democrati...


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