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Uganda

Jimmy Akena Obote

Date of Birth: 1967


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Age cannot weary him

The Uganda People's Congress MP Betty Amongi Ongom has been appointed Minister for Lands; there is talk of her husband, UPC leader Jimmy Akena Obote, becoming Deputy Prime Minister (AC Vol 54 No 4)...


Opposition blues

The UPC, meanwhile, remains in a state of disarray since its disputed leadership election in June, claimed by Jimmy Akena Obote, son of the late President Apollo Milton Obote (AC Vol 51 No 6, The north makes its stand)...


Drawing the battle lines

The UPC looks in little better shape after Jimmy Akena was declared leader and presidential candidate in party elections on 2 June, replacing outgoing leader Olara Otunnu...


Four and not out

The decision proved unpopular in the UPC, and Otunnu faces a revolt in his own ranks as UPC stalwarts, including Jimmy Akena, look set to run as independents in the parliamentary contests...


Otunnu objects

The UPC old guard around Obote’s son, Jimmy Akena, resisted Otunnu’s assumption of the leadership and does not want the party subsumed within an IPC ticket dominated by opposition rivals they despise...


The north makes its stand

He ended the 50-year grip of the late President Milton Obote’s family on the Uganda People’s Congress by defeating Obote’s son, MP Jimmy Akena Obote, in the race to replace Obote’s widow, Miria Kalule Obote, as party leader...


Losing and winning

Among the rejected independents were the formidable but vacillating Miria Matembe - former NRM minister, former FDC member - who finally ran under her own banner, and the former UPC troublemaker Cecilia Ogwal, defeated by Jimmy Akena, son of her deceased enemy, President Apollo Milton Obote...


Homecomings

His widow, Miria Obote, his son, the dreadlocked Jimmy Akena, and his other children faced fewer than a thousand mourners, as a military band played dirges...


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