Uganda - Personal background

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was born in 1945 in Ntungamo, in the Ankole district of southwestern Uganda. Museveni was provided with an excellent education by Ugandan standards, attending Kyamate Boys School (1953–1959); Mbarara High School (1959–1960); and Ntare School (1961–1966). He attended University College in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where he graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science. He returned to Uganda in 1970 and joined the government of Prime Minister Milton Obote as a research assistant. When Obote's government was overthrown by Idi Amin Dada in 1971, Museveni fled to Tanzania. Yoweri Museveni is married to Janet Kataaha. The couple has one son and three daughters.

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