Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Ntungamo, August 15, 1944) is the, President of the Republic of Uganda since January 29, 1986, took power after the overthrow of Milton Obote and the bloody Idi Amin Dada.
Museveni has brought stability to the country, with the exception of the northern region of Uganda, which continue to suffer from inter-ethnic armed conflicts. It was also during the beginning of his government when the rate of people infected with the HIV virus increased alarmingly, but he has managed to significantly decrease these rates, reaching comparatively low levels of infection. It has also criminalized the death penalty for homosexuals.
He also criminalized the use of torture, as it is an "unnecessary and wrong" method of obtaining confessions that "may even interfere in the fight against crime," he alleged.
He won the elections held in 1985, from 1986-1992, and according to the Ugandan constitution, with the possibility of indefinite reelection. Museveni came to power in 1986, but only in 2013 did he allow the participation of political parties in elections, since a single party system ruled.
Aside from deposed Idi Amin Dada, Museveni has entered to participate in the civil war of Rwanda, being a significant support of the president paul kagame, helping to stop the massacre in Rwanda.
Also, his country is the only one in Africa that accepted to persecute those involved in the Rwandan genocide.