Yoweri Museveni

(FILES) The son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba attends a ceremony in which he was promoted from Brigadier to Major General at the country's military headquarters in Kampala on May 25, 2016. - Uganda's veteran leader Yoweri Museveni has appointed his son to head the country's defence forces, the East African nation's government announced, capping a dizzying rise for Muhoozi Kainerugaba. The announcement by the defence ministry late on March 21, 2024 followed years of speculation that Kainerugaba, whose social media outbursts have sparked diplomatic uproars, was being groomed for the top job. (Photo by PETER BUSOMOKE / AFP)

Uganda’s President Museveni promotes son to military chief

Uganda's veteran leader, Yoweri Museveni, has appointed his son to head the country's defence forces, the East African nation's government said, capping a dizzying rise for Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
4 months ago
FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni pictured in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

President Museveni and Africa’s political culture wars

In the 37th year of his interminable rule, President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, passed by Parliament earlier in the month.
1 year ago
President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s president signs anti-gay bill into law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed into law a controversial anti-gay bill, his office and the country’s parliament said, introducing draconian measures against homosexuality that have been described as among the
1 year ago
FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni pictured in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

Uganda president to discuss anti-gay bill with lawmakers

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has summoned ruling party lawmakers to a meeting Thursday to discuss draconian anti-gay legislation that has been roundly condemned by the international community and rights campaigners. [ad] Parliament
1 year ago
FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni pictured in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

Uganda leader calls gay people ‘deviants’ as anti-LGBT bill advances

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday described gay people as “deviants” and called for an investigation into homosexuality as lawmakers in the conservative East African nation prepare to vote on an anti-LGBT
1 year ago
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda author charged with cyber stalking president

Ugandan author and activist Norman Tumuhimbise and a female journalist have been charged with cyber-stalking the country's president, their lawyer told AFP Thursday, the second writer to be arrested by the authorities
2 years ago
FILE PHOTO: Rwanda's President Paul Kagame addresses a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana/File Photo

Rwanda to reopen Uganda land border after three-year closure

Rwanda said Friday it will reopen its land border with Uganda at the end of the month after a three-year closure, a major breakthrough in efforts to repair ties between the neighbours.
2 years ago
FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni pictured in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

Uganda suspends 54 civil society groups

The Ugandan government said on Friday it had ordered more than 50 non-governmental organisations to suspend operations, a major escalation of its efforts to tighten control over civil society.
3 years ago
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