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Population: 42.86
GDP: $25.89 bn.
Debt: $11.19 bn.

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Unable to spend

Uganda's first female Finance Minister, Syda Namirembe Bbumba, was big on optimism with her $3.6 bn. budget, which had no tax increases. With economic growth expected to slow from ...

Museveni - from grand reformer to simply surviving

With his eyes on another five-year presidential term in 2011, President Yoweri Museveni has shaken up his cabinet, touted Uganda's future as an oil exporter and pressed for a military resolution to the conflict with the LRA. The only thing that could stop him from extending his 23 years of rule is infighting between the factions of the ruling National Resistance Movement. Museveni's long-term allies benefit from his grip on power, but a new generation in the ruling party wants changes to policies and leadership.

President Yoweri Museveni has two main power centres. Firstly, the National Resistance Movement which still enjoys popular support across Uganda, especially in the vote-rich rural ...

Oil without borders

The drama surrounding oil reserves on the Ugandan and Congolese sides of Lake Albert came to an end in April with London's Heritage Oil and Gas and Ireland's Tullow Oil still the m...

The race to give Museveni what he wants

In Uganda, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation has taken the pole position in discussions to buy out part of Irish oil company Tullow's interests in more than one billion...

Out with an editor

The once media-friendly President has lost patience with Uganda’s fourth estate

Journalists are no longer in favour with President Yoweri Museveni, who seems to blame them for his waning popularity. He once treated his encounters with the press as jousting mat...

Kony's new front

As the crisis around Goma intensifies, conditions further north are deteriorating, opening up the possibility of more regional intervention. In the mineral-rich Orientale, Ugandan...

Fourth for M7

Having amended the constitution to allow him to run for a third consecutive term in 2006, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni intends to run for a fourth five-year term. His critics c...

Kony causes trouble again

The rebel chief Kony's refusal to make peace causes trouble between Uganda and South Sudan

On 30 June, Southern Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon ordered the Ugandan People's Defence Forces out of the country, accusing the UPDF of kidnapping and killing a S...

The competition heats up

As oil exploration continues apace on Lake Albert, Uganda and Congo threaten to make business difficult for foreign companies

Companies drilling on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert, which straddles the border with Congo-Kinshasa, had a rude shock in mid-June when President Yoweri Museveni announced that Ug...

Hidden depths

Tensions between Kinshasa and Kampala are heating up again and oil fortunes are at stake

Talks to resolve the intermittent border disputes between Kampala and Kinshasa have been called off after Congolese troops seized a tract of disputed territory between Arua distric...

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