Who is the President of Uganda?

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the President of Uganda.

As a young man, Yoweri Museveni joined the intelligence agency of President Obote in 1970. This led to his exile to Tanzania the next year when General Idi Amin seized power in 1971. Museveni fought with Obote and the rebels to reclaim the country. Eventually the army of Tanzania joined the fight and helped remove General Amin from power in 1979.

Establishing the Uganda Patriotic Movement, Museveni ran for office, winning his seat. However due to election irregularities, another civil war broke out with the Museveni led Popular Resistance Army fighting the government's Uganda National Liberation Army. Eventually a coalition was formed with another group, creating the National Resistance Army. The mounting pressure eventually led to an internal military coup. This led to talks which eventually broke down. After more fighting, Museveni came to power in 1986 January, making himself president a few days later.

Since then, Museveni has led the country through conflicts caused by the Rwandan civil war, and incursions into the Congo. Although he has led Uganda through a great economic change, critics complain that he acts as a dictator. He was re-elected for a third term in 2006, and a fourth term in 2011.