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Yoweri Museveni

President of Uganda
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Net worth 2018: $4 Billion
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Ntungamo
Country: Ugandan
BirthDay: 15 August 1944
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Education: University of Dar es Salaam
BIOGRAPHY

Yoweri Museveni was bornon 15 August 1944 in Ntungamo, Ugandan, is President of Uganda. Yoweri Museveni is the current President of Uganda; a post he has held continuously since 29 January 1986. Prior to his presidency, Museveni held a post in the Ugandan intelligence service and lead various political resistance groups. During the period that Major General Idi Amin held power, attained through a military coup, Museveni fled to Tanzania along with the deposed president, Dr. Apolo Milton Obote. During the Uganda-Tanzania War and Ugandan Bush War, Museveni formed the Front for National Salvation and later the Popular Resistance Army. Generally, Museveni’s work as president is seen as having helped bring stability to the country after decades of wartime and regular uprisings. Museveni’s challenges as president have included the growth of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and rebellion, primarily in the northern regions of the country. Widely considered part of a “new generation of African leaders”, Museveni has generally received widespread approval from Western leaders. However, some of the policy changes made under Museveni’s leadership, such as the allowance of unlimited presidential terms, have brought his reputation as a democratic leader into question. As these questionable democratic measures came into effect, Western countries responded by withdrawing aid or by putting pressure on Ugandan government leaders. Museveni has also drawn widespread criticism for his apparent support of legislation instituting the death penalty for homosexuality.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$4 Billion

TIMELINE
2014

Under Museveni, an anti-homosexuality Act was passed in 2014, which made homosexuality illegal and punishable by life-long jail sentences

2006

Museveni was elected for the third time in 2006, garnering 59 percent of the vote

2001

In 2001, Museveni again won re-election, beating out rival Kizza Besigye with 69 percent of the vote

1989

In 1989, Amnesty International released a report of extreme human rights violations being committed in Uganda by Museveni’s NRA troops

1987

”Beginning in 1987, Museveni brought Uganda to participate in the IMF Economic Recovery Program, with the aim of creating economic growth, attracting investment, promoting trade and generating free and sustainable trade

1986

On 29 January 1986, Museveni was sworn in as Uganda’s new president

1985

On 27 July 1985 Obote’s government fell due to the military coup led by Tito Okello

1981

On 6 February 1981, Museveni and his fellow resistance forces attacked an army installation in central Mubende

1973

In 1973, Museveni shifted his allegiances, leaving the most mainstream groups in opposition of Obote and forming the Front for National Salvation

1971

In 1971, during the military coup led by Major General Idi Amin, Museveni fled Uganda for Tanzania along with many other figures from within the deposed government, including former President Obote

1970

In 1970, Museveni joined the Ugandan intelligence service, serving President Dr

1967

In 1967, Museveni moved to Tanzania to begin studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, where he went on to study political science and economics, gaining his bachelor’s degree in 1970

1944

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was born on 15 August 1944, in Ntungamo, Uganda, in a Banyankole family of cattle herders

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