His family migrated to Ntungamo, in the days when it was under the British Protectorate of Uganda. Museveni attended Kyamate elementary school, Mbarara High school, and Ntare school for his primary and secondary education. Then furthered his education by gaining admission to university of Dar es Salam in Tanzania, where he studied economics and political science. The university at the time was a hotbed of radical Pan- African and Maxist political thoughts. While at the university, he formed the University Students’ African Revolutionary Front. This was a student activist group and he also led students delegation to FRELIMO held territory in Portuguese Mozambique where they received military training.
Stories say while studying under the leftist Walter Rodney, among others, Museveni wrote a university thesis on the applicability of Frantz Fanon’s ideas on revolutionary violence to post- Colonial Africa.
YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was born on the 15thof September 1944 to Mr. Mzee Amos Kaguta, who was a cattle keeper and Madam Esteri Kokunddeka Nganzi in Rukungiri. He is an ethnic Hima of the kigdom of Mpororo (now part of Ankole). According to elders Museveni’s father, Amos Kaguta was a soldier in the King’s African Rifles (the 7th battalion during the World War11). Another story goes like this as the relatives narrate that his father was a “mu-seven”(meaning “in the seventh”, and this is how he obtained the name Museveni.
DATE OF BIRTH:15th September 1944
TIME OF BIRTH: 12:05pm
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ntungamo, Uganda
LONG: 30deg E
LAT: 0.88 deg S
TIME ZONE: GMT +3
ASCENDANT: 12 Scorpio 38
SUN SIGN: 22 Leo 23
MOON SIGN: 13 Cancer 35