President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 28 years, and his ruling National Resistance Movement party continue to curtail freedom of expression, assembly, and association, among other basic rights. Police continue to obstruct opposition public meetings, relying on broad police powers while impunity for abuses by the security forces, particularly during protests, remains a serious problem. 
Although the Anti-Homosexuality Act was overturned by a constitutional challenge in 2014, government officials continue to voice support for its discriminatory provisions. Some donors reduced or redirected assistance in the wake of the legislation, but aid has largely continued to flow despite large-scale corruption scandals in recent years.