Yoweri Museveni

(Yoweri Kaguta Museveni)

Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni
  • Born: September 15, 1944
  • Nationality: Ugandan
  • Profession: Statesman









Yoweri Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled notorious Ugandan leaders Idi Amin (1971–79) and Milton Obote (1980–85) before capturing power in the 80s. In the mid to late 1990s, Museveni was celebrated by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. During Museveni's presidency, Uganda has experienced relative peace and significant success in battling HIV/AIDS. At the same time, Uganda remains a country suffering from high levels of corruption, unemployment and poverty. Museveni's presidency has been marred by involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other Great Lakes region conflicts; the rebellion in Northern Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army which caused a drastic humanitarian emergency; and the suppression of political opposition and constitutional amendments scrapping presidential term limits (2005) and the presidential age limit (2017), thus enabling the extension of his rule. These have been a concern to domestic and foreign commentators.

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Africa has failed to develop because, our leaders opted for socialism and . short-sighted policies of seizing. . .private business wrecked economies by chasing off investors while taking away incentives for local business to flourish Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences ;Capitalism
Domination of Africa [by the West] is not so much because of the foreigners – it is more because of the indigenous forces that were weak and not organized. Miscellaneous
I happen to be one of those people who do not believe in muIti-party democracy. Democracies & Republics ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
I would feel insulted if you called me a politician. Politicians here in Africa do not have a good reputation. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I’m not ready to hand over power to people or groups of people who have no ability to manage a nation. Voters, Voting & Elections
Many people think Africans are incapable of running things, and even I wonder sometimes. Management & Managing Government
One problem in Africa has been a small population. And the natural resources were large. So you could be as foolish as possible. But you didn’t die. You just remained there eating mangoes and bananas. Now the population in Africa is growing. So the idea that you can go on with idiotic policies is not sustainable. Because a big population needs answers. Development & Growth
The African head of state should be in office for no more than 10 years Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
The problem of Africa in general and Uganda in particular is not the people but leaders who want to overstay in power. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
The struggle between Communism and capitalism has been perverting people's analysis of social issues. Policy & Policy Making ;Capitalism
You cannot, for instance, sustainably protect the environment if the majority of the people are still in primitive agriculture leading to the encroachment of forest reserves. Environment & Environmentalism
I've never heard an agency say, 'Unless you industrialize I will not support you'.
May the soul of the late President Milton Obote... a long-time member of this parliament, rest in peace. War & Peace
None of the parties want this conflict to go on.
We used to fight the LRA with only one dimensional force that only walks on foot, but now, we have got multiple forces to fight the rebels.
What is the Geneva Convention on wars! I have never read it.