The dream that the twenty-first century will be the “African Century” is powerful and intoxicating. It is also becoming reality. As African officials gather in Washington, DC, on August 4-6 for the first US-Africa Leaders Summit, it is worth considering the basis – and the limits – of the continent’s progress.
While conflict and poverty remain serious problems in many African regions, our continent is not only more stable than ever before; it...
Today, we held a Summit of Heads of State and Government at State House, Nairobi to explore joint financing options for the Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project.
I was joined by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda; H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; and H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan.
I came here to congratulate you on the 3rd anniversary of your independence.
The people of South Sudan suffered for a long time and for no good reason. We were, therefore, very happy when you finally got your independence 3 years ago.
As the Bishop said when he was praying, there may be problems but the fact of your independence is irreversible and I congratulate you.
In fulfillment of the Constitutional requirement stipulated in article 101 (1) of the Constitution of Uganda, I stand here to deliver the State of the Nation Address, 2014.
This is not a mere constitutional ritual as some people may want to perceive it but accountability on particular Government commitments since the last State of the Nation Address.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
A human group that must survive has to ensure its security and prosperity.
This is the acid test to which all political, cultural, economic and social systems must be subjected to in order to determine their usefulness to society.