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: 43,252,966 (2020)

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

 
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Records Destroyed As Fire Ravages Uganda's Makerere University - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Nation] Ugandan police have launched an investigations into the cause of a fire that that has ravaged the main building of the Makerere University.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Renewable Energy Remains Elusive for Many Citizens - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Rose (a single mother of two and a resident of Ngaara village in Mbarara District) has always dreamt of having a solar energy system for her home. However, with her limited income and surviving on the margins, her dream remains just that - a dream.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Stella Nyanzi Arrested At Busia Border - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Dr Stella Nyanzi who is aspiring to become Kampala Woman Member of Parliament has been arrested at Uganda-Kenya border in Busia town.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Covid-19 Costs Pay TVs 110,000 Customers - Ucc - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Pay television service providers saw a reduction in the number of active subscribers from 1.69 million in December 2019 to 1.58 million in the first quarter of 2020.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Will Telehealth Improve Uganda's Healthcare System? - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Telehealth is seen by many as a crucial intervention to increase access to universal health coverage in Uganda.