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

 
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Oil Pipeline Project a Step Closer to Commencement - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The laying of the Uganda-Tanzania crude oil pipeline is a step closer to commencement following the completion of a key engineering exercise.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Police File in Kaweesi Murder Suspect Still Missing - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Court in Kampala has adjourned a case in which 19 people are accused of murder and treason following the gruesome killing of former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi outside his house in Kulambiro in a Kampala suburb in March 2017.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Speaker Ngoga Renews Calls for EALA Autonomy As Kampala Session Starts - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] The newly elected speaker of the East African Legislative assembly Martin Ngoga wants the regional assembly to be granted self autonomy to help it operate more efficiently and influence the affairs of the East African Community.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Kenya's Jambojet to Start Flights to Uganda Next Month - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] Nairobi -Nairobi based budget airline Jambojet is set to expand its wings in East Africa with the launch of a double daily flight between Nairobi and Entebbe starting Feburary 14, 2018.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Why Blood Shortage Hit Uganda's Hospitals - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] This is not a good time to be sick and in need of a blood transfusion as hospitals across the country experience an acute shortage.