Uganda

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INFORMATION

Capital: Kampala

Government: 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: 35,000,000 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

 
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Uganda Revenue Authority Launches Electronic Regional Cargo Tracking Hub - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has today launched three customs trade facilitation programmes that will improve the ease of doing business in Uganda and the East African Community, and also promote trade and Investment.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: S.4 Student Falls to Her Death From Mango Tree - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Budaka -Residents of Nakisenyi village, Lyama sub-county in Budaka District were left in shock after an 18-year-old girl fell from a mango tree and died on spot.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: MP Criticizes Minister Nadduli Over Encouraging Large Families - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -Parliament's Natural Resources Committee chairperson, Mr Alex Byaruhanga has criticized minister without Portfolio, Hajji Abdu Nadduli for encouraging Ugandans to produce more children.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Museveni's Visit Set to Cement Economic Ties - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Daily News] Uganda President, Yoweri Museveni, arrives in the country tomorrow for a two-day state visit, to explore various potential areas of bilateral economic partnership, among them, the improved cargo clearance at the Dar es Salaam Port.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: India Gives Uganda Medical, IT Support - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] India's Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has announced his country's offer of $3 million to boost the health sector. India has also agreed to share its experience and expertise in the IT sector.