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

 
  • Sat - Nov 28, 2020: We Shall Remove This Govt By Voting or Not - Besigye - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Dr. Col. Kiiza Besigye, the Former President of Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has rallied Ugandans to rise up against the current regime that he says has committed a number of atrocities that need to be corrected by a new regime.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Insecurity in South Sudan Slows Business At Nimule to a Trickle - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [East African] The Nimule one-stop border post between Uganda and South Sudan is currently operating at a quarter of its capacity, creating inefficiencies in border operations.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: WFP Gives Cash to 62,000 Refugees in West Nile - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Madi -- OKOLLO- About 62,000 refugees and host communities in West Nile Sub-region have received funds from World Food Programme (WFP) to support their nutritional needs.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Supporting Farmer Organisations to Access Regional Markets - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Limited access to reliable markets is one of the constraints limiting commercialisation of agriculture among smallholder farmers. Without ready markets, smallholder farmers are unable to earn decent incomes from their production, and this limits their level of investment in agriculture in subsequent seasons.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Judiciary to Refurbish Burnt Wobulenzi Court - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] DAN WANDERA