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 - Feb 16, 2019: Two Dead, 13 Injured in Kabale Accident - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Two people have died on spot while 13 sustained serious injuries after a semi-trailer lorry collided with a Kigali bound bus at Konyo trading centre about 3km from the Uganda-Rwanda border town of Katuna.
  • Sat - Feb 16, 2019: Activist Nyanzi Loses Bid to Block Her Trial of Insulting Museveni - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi has lost the bid to block her trial in which she's accused of harassing President Museveni when she allegedly insulted his late mother on her Facebook page.
  • Sat - Feb 16, 2019: Inside the Crisis at MTN Uganda - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -The saga involving government and MTN Uganda bigwigs, which has been unfolding for months, appears to have reached a climax on Thursday night with the deportation of the telecom's chief executive officer, Wim Vanhelleputte.
  • Sat - Feb 16, 2019: SK Mbuga's Wife Arrested - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Ms Angella Vivienne Chebet, the wife of Sulaiman Kabangala (aka SK) Mbuga, who is wanted in Sweden on a case of defrauding 53m Krona (about Shs20.9billion) from her Swedish boyfriend Sten Heinsoo, has been arrested and is being held at Katwe Police Station in Kampala.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Minister Wants Titles On Govt Farms Cancelled, Land Officers Prosecuted - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Joy Kafura Kabatsi, the Animal State Minister wants all private titles issued on government farms cancelled.