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

 
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Joy As Ban On Ugandan Maize Is Lifted - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] There is a sigh of relief among traders after Kenya lifted the ban on importation of maize.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Museveni Promises 10 Percent Economic Growth When Oil Production Starts - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] President Yoweri Museveni Wednesday expressed optimism that Uganda's economy will grow in the range of 9- 10 per cent when the country starts commercial production.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Opposition Muted As Museveni Starts Five More Years - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Renowned opposition figures stayed mute while little was heard- from outspoken activists in the nation as Mr Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni took oath, extending his presidency to four decades on Wednesday.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Museveni's Latest Government Must Reverse Decline On Human Rights - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [AI London] Uganda's government must use its latest term to reverse the ongoing deterioration in respect for human rights, said Amnesty International ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's sixth swearing-in as leader of the east African country.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: President Mnangagwa Arrives in Uganda - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [The Herald] President Mnangagwa, who left Harare this afternoon, has arrived here to witness the swearing-in of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni tomorrow.