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: 43,252,966 (2020)

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

 
  • Fri - Jun 11, 2021: Budget Silent On Covid Impact, Say Analysts - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Business leaders and policy analysts have said the Shs44.8 trillion National Budget for Financial year 2021/2022 lacks essential elements to respond to worsening effects of Covid-19 crisis on the economy and health sector.
  • Fri - Jun 11, 2021: Former Presidential Secretary Mujuzi Succumbs to Covid-19 - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Former presidential secretary Capt (rtd) Pius Mujuzi has succumbed to covid-19.
  • Fri - Jun 11, 2021: Owners Put 600 Schools Up for Sale Over Covid-19 - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] At total of 600 private schools across the country are at the verge of being sold over unpaid loans and accumulated interest.
  • Fri - Jun 11, 2021: EAC Govts Read From Same Script On Budget - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] The East African Community (EAC) countries entered the Covid-19 pandemic borrowing from the future.
  • Fri - Jun 11, 2021: How Govt Plans to Spend Shs44.8 Trillion - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] The Education and Health sector under the Human Capital Development ( HCD)programmetook the lion's share of Amos Lugoloobi's Shs44.8 trillion budget.