James Baba

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James Baba
Born (1945-10-05) 5 October 1945 (age 71)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Arts in History)
University of Nairobi
(Diploma in International Relations)
St. John's University
(Master of Arts in Public Administration)
Occupation Administrator & Politician
Years active 1991 — present
Known for Politics
Home town Koboko

James Boliba Baba is a Ugandan politician and former diplomat. He is the current State Minister for Internal Affairs in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Matia Kasaija, who was appointed State Minister of Finance for 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).[2]

Background education[edit]

He was born in Koboko District 5 October 1945. James Baba holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in History, from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest public 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.[2]


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,[3] serving as the MP until 2011.[2] 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. In May 2011, he was appointed State Minister or Internal Affairs.[1]

Personal details[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Uganda State House, . (27 May 2011). "Comprehensive List of New Cabinet Appointments & Dropped Ministers". Facebook.com. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c POU, . (2012). "Profile of James Boliba Baba, Member of Parliament, Ex-Officio Representative". Parliament of Uganda (POU). Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Felix Osike, James Odong, and Milton Olupot (28 February 2006). "Eighty Members of Parliament Lose Elections". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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