Apollo Nsibambi, 78, Dies

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Former Prime Minister Prof Apolo Nsibambi 78 has died. Reports indicate that Prof. Nsibambi died at his Rubaga home, a Kampala suburb.
Nsibambi is Uganda’s longest-serving Prime Minister, having occupied the office for 12 years, from April 1999 to May 2011.



Right Honourable Apolo Robin Nsibambi was the first non-Head-of-State Chancellor of Makerere University, a position he served from his appointment in October 2003 to October 2007. Prof. Nsibambi also served as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda from 5th April 1999 to 24th May 2011.
He taught at Makerere University during the 1960s and thereafter served as the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences from 1978 until 1983 and from 1985 until 1987. He was appointed Head of the Department of Political Science at Makerere University in 1987, a position he held until 1990.



He was Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) from 1994 to 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.

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