In 2006, in the first multi-party elections since President Yoweri Museveniís National Resistance Movement (NRM)
came to power, the president was returned to office and the NRM won a majority in parliament. Since then, political activity has been minimal. There
have been a few by-elections to fill vacant parliament seats, some of which have proved contentious with accusations of fraud between the ruling NRM
and the opposition. Infighting has continued in almost all of the major opposition parties.
The government has moved to promote good governance by allowing civil society organisations to participate more in planning and
the budget process. Decentralisation is progressing but the issue of funding for local governments remains problematic.
The Anti-Corruption Court was created in 2008 and an Audit Unit for government spending is being established in the Auditor
Generalís office. Nevertheless, corruption is still perceived as widespread and the government has come under pressure to take action.
At the end of 2008, the war with the Lordís Resistance Army (LRA) broke out again when the armies of Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC) attacked the rebels in the DRCís Garamba National Park. The LRA leader Joseph Kony has refused to sign the
Comprehensive Peace Plan that had been under discussion for two years, insisting that his indictment by the International Criminal
Court (ICC) first be dropped. The fleeing rebels have caused severe instability in the DRC and in the areas bordering Sudan.
2011-Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of presidential elections, extending his 25 years in power.