"Yoweri Kaguta Museveni" is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 29 January 1986.
Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin (1971–79) and Milton Obote (1980–85). With the notable exception of the north, President Museveni has brought relative stability and economic growth to a country that has endured decades of rebel activity and civil war. His tenure has also witnessed one of the most effective national responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa.
In the mid to late 1990s, Museveni was fêted by Western world/the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency has been marred, however, by involvement in Second Congo War/civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other Great Lakes (Africa)/Great Lakes region conflicts. Rebellion in the north by the Lord's Resistance Army continues to perpetuate one of the world's worst humanitarian emergencies. Restrictions on political pluralism and a 2005 referendum and constitution change scrapping limits on presidential terms, enabling extension of his rule, have attracted recent concern from domestic commentators and the international community.More Yoweri Museveni on Wikipedia.