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

 
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Zim Producer in Collabo With Ugandan Superstar - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [The Herald] Zimbabwean young producer Ngoni Vevo has collaborated with top Ugandan RnB artist Branic Benzie.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Ruto Blocked From Flying to Uganda - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Nairobi News] Deputy President William Ruto was on Monday, August 2, 2021, dramatically denied from leaving the country for Uganda where he was reportedly headed for a private visit.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Transport Fares Shoot Up As Taxis, Buses Return to Roads - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] Transport fares across the country went up yesterday following the resumption of public transport after a 42-day lockdown.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Govt Starts Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] The Ministry of Health yesterday said Covid-19 vaccines will be dispatched to districts today and that the vaccination will likely resume next week.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Kampala Traders Defy Govt Guidelines, Reopen Shops - AllAfrica News: Uganda
    [Monitor] A section of Kampala city traders yesterday defied the ministerial directives of remaining closed until August 7 and reopened their shops for business.