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: 37,873,253

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 - Sep 22, 2017: Neglected Northern Uganda Mustn't Be Ignored Any Longer - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [IRIN] London -Uganda received its one millionth refugee from South Sudan on 17 August. This influx of people, many of whom have fled terrible violence to seek sanctuary in northern Uganda, has put a significant financial strain on the country and in particular its northern region.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Ugandan Police Shut Down Protests Over Presidential Age Limit Bill - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Deutsche Welle] Police in Uganda fired teargas at demonstrators protesting against a proposed law that could remove presidential age limits. The change is seen as an attempt by longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: We've Been Thrown in the Oil Shadows - Nwoya, Packwach, Nebbi District Leaders Speak Out - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Oil in Uganda] Got Apwoyo sub county is headquartered somewhere inside a tiny structure in Nwoya district, tucked behind the Gulu - Pakwach highway. Turning off at a trading centre is a small road that leads to the quiet two-roomed establishment.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Furore Over Uganda Presidential Age-Limit - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [CAJ News] Kampala -UGANDAN must end their attempts to silence people opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit, a human rights organisation has said. The call by Amnesty International follows the arrests of the mayor of the capital city Kampala, Erias Lukwago, for allegedly preparing to protest against the proposed change. Some opposition MPs were blocked from accessing parliament to participate in the debate, which has now been postponed. Demonstrations against the change were also banned. "It is ironic and absurd tha
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Row Over Revenue-Sharing Could Delay Uganda Agency Banking - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [East African] Ugandan banks are dissatisfied with a revenue sharing format linked to a joint agency banking platform designed by the industry lobby.