Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (born 15 September 1944) is a Ugandan military offering, politician and revolutionary who is the 9th and the 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.
|9th President of Uganda|
|Assumed office |
26 January 1986
|Preceded by||Tito Okello|
|Born||15 September 1944|
Rukungiri, British Uganda (present-day Uganda)
|Political party||National Resistance Movement|
Janet Museveni (m. 1973)
|Parents||Amos Kaguta (father)|
|Education||University of Dar es Salaam|
|Years of service||1971–present|
Museveni is well known for being anti–democracy and as well as anti–homosexuality. He is one of Africa's longest serving leaders. 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.
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. 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.