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

 
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Uganda's First Health Minister Dies Aged 103 Years - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] Uganda's first indigenous Health minister, Dr Emmanuel Bijugo Ssajjalyabeene Lumu is dead. Lumu breathed his last at his residence in Bakuli in Kampala this morning aged 103 years.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Slow Tourism Growth As Tourist Arrivals Drop in 2019 - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Observer] Uganda's tourism earnings are estimated to have grown slower in the first ten months of 2019, Bank of Uganda (BOU) has said.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: EAC Speakers Question S. Sudan, Rwanda Absence From Meeting - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] The Speakers of parliaments from the East African Community (EAC) member states yesterday questioned the absence of Rwanda and South Sudan from the annual forum held at Kampala Serena Hotel to discuss regional integration.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: IMF Warns Government Against Excessive Borrowing - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned government against excessive borrowing and called for clear plans to fast track the implementation of the Domestic Revenue Mobilisation Strategy (DRMS).
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Museveni Orders Landslide Victims to Relocate From Disaster-Prone Areas - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] President Museveni yesterday faulted Ugandans that have settled in wetlands and other disaster-prone areas and ordered that they vacate to safe areas.