Uganda

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INFORMATION

Capital: Kampala

Government: Dominant-Party Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Yoweri Museveni

Economy:

  • Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force.
  • Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues.

Population: 40,853,749 (2018)

Land Size: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Baganda: 16.9%
  • Banyakole: 9.5%
  • Basoga: 8.4%
  • Bakiga: 6.9%
  • Iteso: 6.4%
  • Langi: 6.1%
  • Acholi: 4.7%
  • Bagisu: 4.6%
  • Lugbara: 4.2%
  • Bunyoro: 2.7%
  • Other: 29.6% (2002 census)
Religions:

  • Roman Catholic: 41.9%
  • Protestant: 42% (Anglican: 35.9%, Pentecostal: 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist: 1.5%)
  • Muslim: 12.1%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 3.1%
  • none: 0.9%

Language(s):

  • English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts)
  • Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school)
  • other Niger-Congo languages
  • Nilo-Saharan languages
  • Swahili
  • Arabic

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RECENT NEWS

 
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: 2021 General Elections Will Be Free, Fair - Government - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] With less than a year to the start of the 2021 general election campaigns, government has promised to comply with the key principles of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance- (ACDEG) by holding free and fair elections come 2021.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Sheema Service Commission On the Spot Over Corruption - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Councillors in Sheema have resolved to suspend the district service commission over allegations of corruption.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Mukono Councillors Oppose Government Directive On Hospital Management - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Mukono Municipal councillors have unanimously rejected a government directive to hand over the newly-elevated hospital to Mukono District.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Exports Grow Despite Regional Trade Wars - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Despite border disputes and export blockades imposed on some of Uganda's goods, exports grew in 2019, according to data from Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB).
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: FDC Rules Out Coalition With People Power Group - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party secretary general, Mr Nathan Nandala Mafabi, has ruled out any possibility of forming a coalition with People Power pressure movement, saying it is not a political party.