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Famous Politicians from Uganda

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List of famous politicians from Uganda, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Ugandan politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Ugandan politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Uganda and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Uganda, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items include everything from Milton Obote to Kizza Besigye.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Uganda in order to get more information about each one.
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Abraham Waligo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 72 (1928-2000)
Abraham Waligo was the Prime Minister of Uganda from 25 August 1985 to 26 January 1986.
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Aggrey Awori is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 80
Aggrey Siryoyi Awori is a Ugandan economist and politician and a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement party. He was the Minister for Information & Communications Technology in ...more
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Amama Mbabazi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 70
Patrick Amama Mbabazi is a Ugandan politician who was the Prime Minister of Uganda from 24 May 2011 to 19 September 2014. Prior to this position, he served as the Minister for Security in the ...more
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Amanya Mushega is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Amanya Mushega age 73
Nuwe Amanya Mushega, commonly known as Amanya Mushega, is Ugandan lawyer, politician, diplomat and civil servant. He formerly served as the Secretary General of the East African Community, from ...more
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Apolo Kagwa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 58 (1869-1927)
Sir Apolo Kagwa KCMG MBE is considered Buganda's first and foremost ethnographer. He was appointed prime minister of the Kingdom of Buganda by King Mwanga II in 1890, and served in that capacity ...more
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Apolo Nsibambi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 81
Apolo Robin Nsibambi is a Ugandan academic and politician who was Prime Minister of Uganda from 5 April 1999 until 24 May 2011. He was succeeded as Prime Minister by Amama Mbabazi on 24 May
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Bazilio Olara-Okello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Bazilio Olara-Okello Dec. at 61 (1929-1990)
Bazilio Olara-Okello was a Ugandan military officer and one of the commanders of the Uganda National Liberation Army that together with the Tanzanian army overthrew Idi Amin in 1979. In 1985, he ...more
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Benedicto Kiwanuka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 50 (1922-1972)
Benedicto Kagimu Mugumba Kiwanuka was the first Prime Minister of Uganda, leader of the Democratic Party and one of the early leaders that led the country in the transition between colonial ...more
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Edward Ssekandi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 76
Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi is a Ugandan lawyer and politician who has been Vice President of Uganda since 24 May 2011. Prior to that, he served as the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda from 2001 ...more
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Eriya Kategaya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 68 (1945-2013)
Eriya Kategaya was a Ugandan lawyer and politician. At the time of his death he was Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs. He was also an ex ...more
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George Cosmas Adyebo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
George Cosmas Adyebo Dec. at 53 (1947-2000)
George Cosmas Adyebo was a Ugandan politician and economist who was Prime Minister of Uganda from 1991 to 1994. Adyebo became Prime Minister on 22 January 1991, succeeding Samson Kisekka, who ...more
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Godfrey Binaisa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)
Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa QC was a Ugandan lawyer who was Attorney General of Uganda from 1962 to 1968 and later served as President of Uganda from June 1979 to May 1980. At his death he was ...more
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Idi Amin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)
Idi Amin Dada was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946, serving in Kenya and Uganda. Eventually, ...more
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Ignatius K. Musaazi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Ignatius K. Musaazi Dec. at 85 (1905-1990)
Ignatius Kangave Musaazi formed the first political party in Uganda, namely the Uganda National Congress party on Sunday 2 March 1952. Musaazi became its first President, and Abubaker Kakyama ...more
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James Wapakhabulo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 59 (1945-2004)
James Francis Wambogo Wapakhabulo was the foreign minister of Uganda from 2001 until his death.
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John Sentamu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 70
John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu is the 97th Archbishop of York, Metropolitan of the province of York and Primate of England. The position of Archbishop of York is the second most senior clerical ...more
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John Ssebaana Kizito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
John Ssebaana Kizito age 84
John Ssebaana Kizito is a Ugandan, businessman, economist and politician. He was the President of the Democratic Party in Uganda from 2005 to 2010. Kizito was a member of the University Council ...more
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Ken Lukyamuzi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Ken Lukyamuzi
Ken Lukyamuzi is the leader of the Conservative Party of Uganda.
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Kintu Musoke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Kintu Musoke age 81
Kintu Musoke, is a Ugandan politician, closely associated with President Yoweri Museveni. He served as Prime Minister of Uganda from 18 November 1994 to 5 April 1999. He was later appointed to ...more
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Kizza Besigye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 63
Warren Kizza Besigye Kifefe, commonly known as Kizza Besigye, is a Ugandan physician, politician and former military officer, in the UPDF. He served as the Party President of the Forum for ...more
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Milton Obote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)
Apolo Milton Obote was a Ugandan socialist political leader who led Uganda to independence in 1962 from British colonial administration. Following the nation's independence, he served as Prime ...more
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Miria Obote is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Miria Obote age 83
Miria Kalule Obote is the former First Lady of Uganda, and widow of former Prime Minister and President Milton Obote. She was a candidate in the presidential elections in February 2006. Miria ...more
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Mobina Jaffer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 70
Mobina S. B. Jaffer, QC is a Canadian Senator representing British Columbia. She is the first South Asian woman appointed to the Upper House. Born to an Indian family living in Africa, Jaffer ...more
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Moses Ali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
age 80
General Moses Ali is a Ugandan lawyer, politician and former military officer. He is the current Third Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business. He was appointed to that ...more
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Mutesa II of Buganda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Uganda
Mutesa II of Buganda Dec. at 45 (1924-1969)
Major General Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa II KBE, was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 22 November 1939 until his death. He was the thirty-fifth ...more