Fact Sheet on Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni

>> Monday, July 21, 2008

What you need to know about President Museveni and Uganda under Museveni's rule

1. Crimes Against Humanity I

The Ugandan government failed to protect northern Ugandans when they needed it most. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is responsible for orchestrating genocide in Northern Uganda, where he has incarcerated nearly two million people in concentration camps, euphemistically known as “protected villages.” Read a report by the Govt. of Uganda, WHO, UNICEF and others (pdf version).

At the height of the crisis, (circa 2005), more than 1,000 people per week were dying from preventable diseases in these modern day concentration camps. More people have died from conditions in the camps themselves than at the hands of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) or government forces, and over 20,000 children have been abducted.

2. Crimes Against Humanity II

In 2005, Museveni’s government was found guilty by the International Court of Justice for committing grave war crimes in the DRC, including: the invasion and plundering of the natural resources of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and of fomenting ethnic cleansing. Uganda was ordered to pay the DRC $6-$10 billion.

3. Rampant Corruption

Under Museveni, Uganda is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Yet, donor countries including the US, keep donating money to the regime without holding Museveni accountable for corruption.

4. Lawlessness I

President Museveni has no respect for international laws. He came to power using child soldiers and continues to coerce children into joining his armed forces to sustain his regime (See China Keitetsi’s story).

5. Lawlessness II: Locally, President Museveni does not respect the rule of law: he used soldiers to invade the nation’s High Court twice to intimidate judges, has exhibited complete disrespect for human rights, and bribed Ugandan Parliamentarians to amend the constitution to remove presidential term limits. The removal of term limits places Museveni as a de facto life president. Museveni has also been involved in land grabbing without the consent of the owners.

6. Militarism

President Museveni is a militarist who has no interest in dialogue to solve political problems. In 1985 he scuttled the Nairobi Peace Agreement mediated by President Moi of Kenya. Numerous attempts at peaceful negotiation between the LRA and the Government of Uganda were disrupted by Museveni’s actions, namely: 1994 and 2004 peace negotiation mediated by Betty Bigombe, the 1988 negotiation mediated by Acholi elders, and a 2003 initiative mediated by the Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative. To date, Museveni has not shown much commitment to the current Juba Peace talks mediated by South Sudan--recently spearheading the creation of the Arusha agreement with the DRC, which stipulates the removal of the LRA from the DRC within 90 days.

7. Rampant Human Rights Violations

Recently, Uganda's ambassador to the UN blocked a report by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Louise Arbour, from being tabled in the UN's General Assembly. Arbour has been vocal about human rights violations by the UPDF in the past. The report detailed extensive human rights violations by the Ugandan national army in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda. Read the report (pdf version).

In March, demonstrators protesting the sale of a portion of the Mabira rainforest, one of Uganda's largest forests, were fired upon. Three people were killed in what began as a peaceful demonstration. Sign the Save Mabira petition.

A Long History Between the United States and Museveni

President Museveni visited President Bush at the White House,
October 30, 2007. Bush thanked him for joining the US
in "fighting terror." (White House Photo)

20 Years Earlier... President Museveni and President Ronald Reagan
at the White House, October 1987. (Source: Wikipedia)


Anonymous October 29, 2007 at 1:20 PM  

Finally the truth is being told and the longstanding involvement of US in Uganda underscored.

Anonymous November 1, 2007 at 8:08 PM  

President Yoweri Museveni will go down in African History as one of those who betrayed Africa in being a sell out to the WEST. Museveni is a power hungry who wants to remain in power by a sustained genocide of Acholis in northern Uganda and destablishing Congo to help USA steal its resources. Shame, Yoweri.

Anonymous May 17, 2008 at 6:45 AM  

thank GOD at last we know the truth it hurts us the youth coz we dont know wats going on the government has blinded our eyes yet they are stealing everything that we ever had PEOPLE SHD ALSO BE TOLD THAT OUR PRESIDENT WAS BORN IN NYAMIRAMBO THATS NOT UGANDA BUT RWANDA DONT THINK U WILL GO UNPUNISHED MR PRESIDENT NONONO FOR THE UGANDANS IN THE NORTH U WILL PAY JUST LIKE KONY

Anonymous October 22, 2008 at 1:54 PM  

He is a dictator who shall do anything to cling into power and doesn’t care about the ordinary citizens, he only cares about his family and allies. They have been 18 rebellions in Uganda why is this on e the longest, is it because it doesn’t hail from western Uganda where he comes from? Iddi Amin the dictator, brutal, cannibalistic, barbarian, radical, as they say, ruled for 8 years, but his achievements still exists. What has Museveni got to show Ugandans?

Anonymous January 9, 2011 at 6:46 AM  

Museveni has tried to take Kony to ICC of course not because he is interested in the prosecution of the man who helped him plunder and humiliate the north with his attempted genocide, he wants the ICC to focus on Kony and overlook his genocide crime in Northern Uganda! He sends Christmas gifts to the rebel leader who massacred and mutilated the population in Northern Uganda under Museveni's close watch and amusement. He used Kony's name to exterminate many Acholi men, women and children but what he never managed to do yet is steal their land. On land, his plan became known to Acholi leaders finally. The ICC should not keep a closed eyes on the real criminal and a few of the remaining African devil - Yoweri Museveni.

Anonymous January 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM  

Why wont people stop focusing on BULLSHIT AND GET THAT DAMN PRESIDENT

Anonymous March 8, 2012 at 9:27 AM  

Dr. Wiley Drake will be running for President in the upcoming election. His policy is to send in Seal Team 6 to solve this problem with this wicked man.Please Support Wiley Drake for President. He is One of Us. www.wileydrakeforpresident.com

About This Blog

The X.U.G (Xpose Uganda's Genocide) Coalition was created to bring to light the truth about Yoweri Museveni's woefully undemocratic regime and the ongoing secret genocide in northern Uganda, with the aim of the restoration of human rights and peace.

The coalition's secondary goal is to ensure accountability for reconstruction and development funds slated for war-torn N. Uganda by the US and other donors.

A crisis of epic proportions, the genocide being carried out against the Acoli for the last two decades has produced devastating consequences.

For the sake of current and future generations in Uganda, the world must recognize and end the genocide in Uganda. All Ugandans have a right to basic human rights, including the right to health, protection and education.

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