Museveni's ousted former confidant Amama Mbabazi back in the game
The former prime minister is making it loud and clear that he is once again a trusted member of the president's entourage after a difficult period out in the cold.
The shock wave created by the death of parliamentary speaker Jacob Oulanyah has revived splits that go beyond the usual political rivalries. The battle to replace him has started, endangering the fragile balance of power in the ruling party.
Advised by the children of the Ugandan leader, the Kaguta Foundation is very active in promoting the president's track record and has been focusing on two issues in particular on social media: east African integration and the revival of inter-generational dialogue.
The vice president Edward Ssekandi is currently the favourite to represent Museveni in Beijing. A Sinophile, he is one of the many big guns of the National Resistance Movement who lost their seats in parliament and are now eyeing a diplomatic career.
Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Salva Kiir are struggling to resolve the recurrent tensions between Kampala and Juba that are reflected in the constant skirmishes on the border between the Uganda People's Defence Forces and the South Sudan People's Defence Forces.
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.