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: 39,570,125 (2017)

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

 
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Army Wants Retirement Age Increased - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] The army leadership wants parliament to review the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces Act, 2005 to include clauses that it says will cater for the current situations and demands.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: 16-Year-Old Congolese Refugee Touching Lives in Uganda - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] Sephora Uzele Murogo was forcibly driven out of Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda by political unrest in 2015. Together with her mother and siblings, Uzele settled in Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Peter Munya's Proposal to End Lake Victoria Border Row - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Nation] An inter-state agency has been proposed to manage Lake Victoria in a bid to end perennial border row pitting Kenya and Uganda.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Kwesé TV Partner MTN for Entertainment - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] MTN Uganda and Kwesé TV have entered a partnership to provide entertainment and sports content to the telecom's subscribers.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Two South Sudan Refugees Die After World Cup Game Fight - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Two South Sudanese refugees have died in a fight that erupted in a video hall, where they were watching a World Cup football match.