Museveni’s Cabinet, Uganda, 1990
When the National Resistance Army overcame the forces of Presidents Milton Obote and Tito Okello at the end of the Ugandan Bush War in 1986, its leader, the guerrilla Yoweri K. Museveni, came into power. Four years later, Uganda has begun to heal from the wounds of war, but there is much work to be done. The Lord’s Resistance Army threatens the committee's new government with its religious fanaticism and aggressive guerrilla tactics. Even beyond this most serious threat, the rule of Museveni's Cabinet has yet to extend across the country, and must be wary of insurrections and wars from all sides. Some are calling for elections and “human rights” after the violence that soldiers, directed by orders of the Cabinet, have inflicted. Furthermore, even as these conflicts and outcries dominate Ugandan politics, the rapidly expanding threat of HIV/Aids has yet to be addressed, with little in the way of its onslaught. Welcome to Uganda: the source of the Nile, the head of the snake, and the opportunity to take control of a national narrative.