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Apolo Robin Nsibambi

Assumed office 
05 April 1999
President Yoweri Museveni
Preceded by Kintu Musoke

Born 27 November 1938 (1938-11-27) (age 71)
Political party NRM

Apolo Robin Nsibambi is a Ugandan academic and politician. He is the current Prime Minister of Uganda, a post he has held since April 5, 1999. He is also an ex officio member of the Ugandan Parliament.



Apolo Nsibambi was born on 27 November 1938.[1] He is the son of Simeon Nsibambi, who together with John E. Church led what is commonly known as the East African Revival.


He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with Honors in Economics from the University of London. He also holds a Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago in the United States of America. His Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree was obtained from the University of Nairobi. [2]

Work Experience

Professor Nsibambi served as the Dean, Faculty of Social Science at Makerere University from 1978 until 1983 and from 1985 until 1987. He was appointed Head, Department of Political Science at Makerere University in 1987, a position he held until 1990. He became the Director, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) in 1994, serving in that capacity until 1996.

Between 1996 and 1998, he served as Minister of Public Service in the Uganda Cabinet. In 1998 he was appointed Minister of Education and Sports, serving in that capacity until 1999 when he was appointed Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business.[3]

Professor Nsibambi also served as the Chancellor of Makerere University from 2003 until October 2007. He tutored at the University in the 1960s, befriending author Paul Theroux, who interviews Nsibambi in his travelogue Dark Star Safari.

Personal details

He married his present wife, Esther, in July 2003 after the death of his first wife, Rhoda, in December 2001. He is the father of four daughters, and the grandfather of at least five grandchildren. He is of the Anglican faith.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kintu Musoke
Prime Minister of Uganda
1999 – present
Succeeded by


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