The national executive of Uganda ’s National Resistance Movement endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the party’s candidate in an election set for February as he looks to extend his 24-year rule of the East African nation.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni named his wife as a cabinet minister and increased the size of his cabinet after winning a Feb. 18 election, according to a list of 75 ministers published today by state-run New Vision newspaper.
Uganda barred Nation Media Group’s local television unit from covering presidential events after an “embarrassing” report that President Yoweri Museveni slept in parliament, government spokesman Dennis Katungi said.
Olara Otunnu , a Ugandan opposition leader, won a plea to suspend an arrest warrant against him, as upcoming elections become the second in a row to involve legal charges against an opponent to longstanding President Yoweri Museveni .
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said opposition leader Kizza Besigye , who has been hospitalized after being injured during his arrest this week, should inform the police about planned protests to avoid riots in the country.