James Baba

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James Baba
Born (1945-05-10) 10 May 1945 (age 69)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Kakwa
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Arts in History (BA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in International Relations (Dip.Int.Rel)
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Master of Arts in Public Administration (MA)
St. John's University, Queens, New York City, USA
Occupation Administrator & Politician
Years active 1991 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Koboko
Religion Christian

James Boliba Baba is a Ugandan politician. He is the current State Minister for Internal Affairs in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaces Matia Kasaija, who was appointed State Minister for Finance (Planning).[1] Prior to that, he served as the State Minister in the Office of the Vice President, from 2006 until 2011. On account of his cabinet ministerial position, he is also an ex-officio Member of Parliament (MP).


He was born in Koboko District 10 May 1945.[2]


James Baba holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in History, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations, obtained in 1975 from the University of Nairobi. His Master of Arts degree in Public Administration was awarded in 1993 from St. John's University in Queens, New York City.[3]

Work experience[edit]

James Baba has worked as a civil servant in Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as an Ambassador at Uganda's foreign missions. Between 1991 until 1994, he served as Uganda's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York City. He then served as the Director of the Africa Department, within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala, Uganda. Between 1998 and 2001, he served as the Director of Regional Cooperation within the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Between 2001 and 2005, James Baba served as Uganda's Ambassador to Japan. He joined politics in 2006, by successfully contesting for the parliamentary seat of "Koboko County", Koboko District, serving as the MP until 2011.[4] In the 2011 National election cycle, he lost during the primaries to the incumbent MP, Ahmed Awongo, also of the National Resistance Movement political party.

Personal details[edit]

He is married. He is reported to enjoy listening to classical music, reading, exercising and volunteering within the community.

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