Crispus Kiyonga, the politician forever at the heart of relations with Beijing
The former minister and ambassador is now a member of Uganda's ruling NRM party's executive committee, but he is still in charge of the country's relations with China.
The well-heeled heir to the Madhvani Group, Nimisha Madhvani, is back in charge of the Ugandan embassy to the nordic countries that she had left in August 2020 following the leak of a audio recording in which she can be heard dishing out leftover embassy money to members of her staff.
Despite the market uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the Ugandan president has opted to organise a tender call to find a buyer for the Kilembe copper mine rather than negotiate a contract with an already known buyer.
The members of Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement were to nominate their candidates in early September ahead of the general elections scheduled for February, but the results have caught the president off-guard, forcing him to intervene swiftly.
Uganda's former ambassador to Beijing and former defence minister, Crispus Kiyonga is back in Kampala to help the NRM secure a landslide victory in the parliamentary - and presidential - elections in 2021. His son will remain a key relay for China in Uganda.