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 - Dec 15, 2018: 68 Countries Ugandans Can Visit With No Visas - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans intending to travel abroad have at least 68 countries, 15 of them in Africa, they can travel to without a visa.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Musisi Celebrates KCCA Exit in Speech - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] My heart is full of joy and thanksgiving to God. I want to recognize my bosses, the ministers that are seated here, political leaders and all of you my people. Today is a special day of celebrations. We have cried, lamented and some of you were angry with me for resigning.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Government Asked to Prioritise Refugee Health Coverage - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -Government has been urged to prioritise the health needs of over one million refugees in Uganda to achieve the United Nations health coverage goal for all by 2030.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Musisi Hands Over KCCA Office to Kamya - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Ms Jennifer Musisi, who has served as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director for seven years, Friday handed over office to Kampala Minister, Ms Beti Kamya.
  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Museveni, Nkurunziza in Strong Exchange - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states.