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Yoweri Museveni

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Yoweri Museveni
Museveni in 2015
9th President of Uganda
Assumed office
26 January 1986
Prime Minister
Vice President
Preceded byTito Okello
Personal details
Born (1944-09-15) 15 September 1944 (age 79)
Rukungiri, British Uganda (present-day Uganda)
Political partyNational Resistance Movement
Janet Museveni (m. 1973)
ParentsAmos Kaguta (father)
EducationUniversity of Dar es Salaam
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance Uganda
Years of service1971–present

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (born 15 September 1944) is a Ugandan military officer, politician and revolutionary who is the 9th and current President of Uganda since 1986. He is considered autocratic. After Museveni lost the election of 1980, he started the Ugandan Bush War which caused over 100,000 deaths and led to the removal of Milton Obote.[1]

Museveni is well known for being anti–democracy and as well as anti–homosexuality. He is one of Africa's longest serving leaders.[2] His rule had brought many changes in Uganda. Museveni was a very strong believer of dictatorship and absolutism that in 2005, he scrapped presidential term limits in Uganda and the presidential age limit in 2017.[3]

On 16 January 2021, Museveni was re-elected for a sixth term with 58.6% of the vote, despite many videos and reports that show ballot box stuffing, over 400 polling stations with 100% voter turnout, and human rights violations.[4][5][6] As of 2022, after 36 years of his authoritarian rule, Uganda has been ranked 166th in GDP (nominal) per capita and List of countries by 167th by Human Development Index.[7][8]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Uganda's Presidential Election: Voting for an Autocrat". Australian Institute of International Affairs. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  2. "Africa's Current Longest-Serving Leaders". Voice of America. 2022-11-06. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  3. Studies, the Africa Center for Strategic. "Scrapping Presidential Age Limits Sets Uganda on a Course of Instability". Africa Center for Strategic Studies. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  4. "Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda presidential election". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  5. "Ugandan President Museveni wins sixth term as vote rigging alleged". France 24. 2021-01-16. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  6. "Uganda's Museveni wins sixth term, rival alleges fraud". Reuters. 2021-01-17. Retrieved 2023-11-21.[permanent dead link]
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  8. "Uganda GDP per capita 2021 - StatisticsTimes.com". statisticstimes.com. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  9. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Biography https://biogeek.com.ng/yoweri-kaguta-museveni-biography/