Uganda

Country Uganda
Capital Kampala
Continent Africa
Currency Ugandan shilling(UGX)
Languages English, Swahili, Luganda, Southern Luo, Runyankore, Runyoro, Ateso, Lumasaba, Lusoga & Samia

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The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. During the 1990s, the government promulgated non-party presidential and legislative elections. In January 2009, Uganda assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2009-10 term.

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Uganda Today Friday February 22 - New VisionUganda Today Friday February 22  New Vision

Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda.



Uganda, Russia Sign Partnership to Cooperate in Science and Innovation - softpower.ugUganda, Russia Sign Partnership to Cooperate in Science and Innovation  softpower.ug

MOSCOW – The two governments of Uganda and Russia have entered a partnership that will facilitate development and realization of mutually beneficial ...



Uganda's ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth-term run - News24Uganda's ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth-term run  News24

Uganda's ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek re-election for a sixth term, ...



As It Happened: Uganda Today Thursday February 21 - New VisionAs It Happened: Uganda Today Thursday February 21  New Vision

Pope Francis will not come to Uganda for the climax of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar ...



Uganda Marathon gets Africell boost - Daily MonitorUganda Marathon gets Africell boost  Daily Monitor

KAMPALA. The Uganda Marathon is set to take place in Masaka in just over two months. And organisers should have a number of logistics catered for by the ...



Uganda’s Alex Matovu Appointed to World Flying Disc Federation’s Board - softpower.ugUganda’s Alex Matovu Appointed to World Flying Disc Federation’s Board  softpower.ug

Alex Matovu, an Ultimate Frisbee pioneer in Uganda and Director of Activate Uganda, a sports events management company, has been appointed to the Board ...



Uganda social media tax decrease internet users, revenues - QuartzUganda social media tax decrease internet users, revenues  Quartz

Uganda's social media tax has proved to be detrimental to both its internet and mobile money sectors. In the three months following the introduction of the levy in ...



Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people - The GuardianMassive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people  The Guardian

Communities clash over natural resources as arrivals from South Sudan and DRC plunder environment for fuel and construction.



Irish Ambassador To Uganda Hails Karamoja's Beauty - New VisionIrish Ambassador To Uganda Hails Karamoja's Beauty  New Vision

Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda.



Uganda Mourns Former Commissioner Kakuyo - New VisionUganda Mourns Former Commissioner Kakuyo  New Vision

Hundreds of Government officials including the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, relatives and friends are gathering at the All Saints Church in Nakasero ...



Eritrean solar startup builds in South Sudan, Uganda, DR Congo - QuartzEritrean solar startup builds in South Sudan, Uganda, DR Congo  Quartz

Within an hour of landing in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016, Metkel Zerai received word that a *fresh* round of fighting had broken out in Juba, South Sudan.



What Is Required To Make The New Uganda Airlines A Bankable Venture - New VisionWhat Is Required To Make The New Uganda Airlines A Bankable Venture  New Vision

By Madina Guloba. Uganda is moving ahead full steam to revive its national airline; in February 2019, social media was awash with pictures showing the final ...



Ugandan truck driver shot dead in South Sudan - The East AfricanUgandan truck driver shot dead in South Sudan  The East African

Armed men in military fatigue reported to have demanded money from the driver.



3 Arrested at Uganda – DR Congo Border for ‘Harbouring Ill Intentions’ - softpower.ug3 Arrested at Uganda – DR Congo Border for ‘Harbouring Ill Intentions’  softpower.ug

Police in Kisoro district has in its custody three men who were arrested at the Uganda – DR Congo border on suspicion that they harboured ill intentions. The trio ...



Report: Uganda under military grip - The ObserverReport: Uganda under military grip  The Observer

A study commissioned by Makerere University's Human Rights and Peace Centre (Huripec) has confirmed a long-held suspicion that Uganda is a more ...



Photo of journalist kneeling down to interview Uganda President Museveni’s son goes viral - The StandardPhoto of journalist kneeling down to interview Uganda President Museveni’s son goes viral  The Standard

A photo of a Ugandan Journalist kneeling down with a microphone while interviewing President Yoweri Museveni's son has left many talking.



Uganda only tolerates women’s bodies when there is money to be made - The GuardianUganda only tolerates women’s bodies when there is money to be made  The Guardian

This tourism ministry's 'celebratory' Miss Curvy pageant jars with the way we are usually treated in our own country.



Uganda's Controversial Curvy Women Tourism - Voice of AmericaUganda's Controversial Curvy Women Tourism  Voice of America

Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns ...



As It Happened: Uganda Today Wednesday February 20 - New VisionAs It Happened: Uganda Today Wednesday February 20  New Vision

The minister for presidency, Esther Mbayo, opens a five-day induction retreat for newly appointed resident district commissioners (RDCs) in Kyankwanzi.



This origami-like strip of paper helped diagnose malaria in Uganda - The VergeThis origami-like strip of paper helped diagnose malaria in Uganda  The Verge

A cheap, origami-like strip of paper accurately detected malaria in 98 percent of cases in a test group of schoolchildren in Uganda. Though paper sensors are ...



MTN faces more problems in Uganda in probe of its sales figures - The East AfricanMTN faces more problems in Uganda in probe of its sales figures  The East African

Uganda accused the country's biggest telecoms operator, MTN Uganda, on Tuesday of underdeclaring its sales and causing public revenue losses, in a further ...



Uganda loses 5 million internet users as a result of Social Media Tax - The Next WebUganda loses 5 million internet users as a result of Social Media Tax  The Next Web

Half-way through 2018, Uganda introduced a Social Media (OTT) tax which required Ugandans to pay a tax if they wanted to access services such as Facebook, ...



Online petition calls for Uganda to scrap 'degrading' beauty pageant - CNNOnline petition calls for Uganda to scrap 'degrading' beauty pageant  CNN

An online petition is calling on Uganda's Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities to scrap its plans for a "Miss Curvy Uganda" beauty pageant.



EDITORIAL: Kagame and Museveni must step carefully - The East AfricanEDITORIAL: Kagame and Museveni must step carefully  The East African

For close to a decade after their troops clashed in two bloody encounters in the eastern DRC city of Kisangani at the turn of the century, Uganda and Rwanda ...



Rwanda: Ugandan goods are welcome - The East AfricanRwanda: Ugandan goods are welcome  The East African

Media reports last week showed that Rwanda had banned Ugandan imports.



Is Uganda's Museveni grooming his son to be Commander-in-Chief? - africanewsIs Uganda's Museveni grooming his son to be Commander-in-Chief?  africanews

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni last week promoted his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba to the rank of Lieutenant General, which is the second highest rank in ...



Uganda summons 40 players on provisional list ahead of 2019 World Beach Woodball Preparations - Kawowo SportsUganda summons 40 players on provisional list ahead of 2019 World Beach Woodball Preparations  Kawowo Sports

Only 12 of the 40 initial players summoned by the Uganda Woodball Federation (UWbF) will make the final team at the 2019 World Beach Woodball ...



Uganda's Museveni Is Like Messi, Says NRM - Why Wouldn't You Choose Your Best Player for 2021 Elections? - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsUganda's Museveni Is Like Messi, Says NRM - Why Wouldn't You Choose Your Best Player for 2021 Elections?  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Top officials from Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement party have picked incumbent President Yoweri Museveni as candidate for the country's 2021 ...



Uganda: MPs Call for Reforms At Bank of Uganda - AllAfrica.comUganda: MPs Call for Reforms At Bank of Uganda  AllAfrica.com

A committee of Parliament has called for governance reforms at the Central Bank after finding flaws in the way it handled the liquidation and sale of insolvent ...



Uganda FM stresses expanding ties with Iran - Mehr News Agency - English VersionUganda FM stresses expanding ties with Iran  Mehr News Agency - English Version

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) – The Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa at a meeting with Iranian ambassador in Kampala stressed the willingness of the ...



Enwealth makes entry into Uganda's pension industry - East African Business WeekEnwealth makes entry into Uganda's pension industry  East African Business Week

Pension administrator, Enwealth Financial Services, has expanded its operations to Uganda after being licensed by URBRA.



Ugandan Socialite Summoned By Police for Insulting President Museveni - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsUgandan Socialite Summoned By Police for Insulting President Museveni  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Ugandan police have issued criminal summons to popular socialite Shanita Namuyimba alias Bad Black for allegedly insulting President Yoweri Museveni on ...



Kenyan firm joins Uganda's pension sector - IndependentKenyan firm joins Uganda's pension sector  Independent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One of Kenya's leading independent pension administrators has joined has joined Uganda's pension after being ...



Water crisis hits Uganda refugee camps - The East AfricanWater crisis hits Uganda refugee camps  The East African

Many settlements facing water shortage due to ongoing drought.



BBC journalists freed in Uganda - BBC NewsBBC journalists freed in Uganda  BBC News

A team of BBC journalists has been freed on bail following their arrest in Uganda. The journalists were looking into the illegal sale of government drugs and ...



Inside the crisis at MTN Uganda - Daily NationInside the crisis at MTN Uganda  Daily Nation

The investigation is not restricted to breach of national security as earlier reported.



South Sudan to host 2019 international fixtures in Uganda - BBC SportSouth Sudan to host 2019 international fixtures in Uganda  BBC Sport

South Sudan's Football Association (SSFA) has announced that the country's national teams will host all their 2019 international matches in Kampala, Uganda.



Online gambling: Are Ugandans hooked? - BBC NewsOnline gambling: Are Ugandans hooked?  BBC News

A Ugandan minister has warned that online sports betting is causing serious problems.



Ugandan Bobi Wine’s Nonviolent Resistance Echoes America’s Civil Rights Struggle - VOA NewsUgandan Bobi Wine’s Nonviolent Resistance Echoes America’s Civil Rights Struggle  VOA News

In 1982, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., an icon of the U.S. civil rights movement, was about to launch a career in politics that would encompass two presidential ...



'It kills within hours': two die as cholera outbreak spreads in Ugandan capital - The Guardian'It kills within hours': two die as cholera outbreak spreads in Ugandan capital  The Guardian

Health officials battle to stop disease spreading in Kampala slums with lack of toilets and poor sanitation made worse by heavy rains.



The Brexit process could learn a lot from slow-paced Uganda - Telegraph.co.ukThe Brexit process could learn a lot from slow-paced Uganda  Telegraph.co.uk

I am in a remote part of northern Uganda, where we are officially three hours ahead of the UK, but in reality about five hours behind.



Uganda Museum Now Takes Mobile Milk Exhibition Countrywide - kampalapost.comUganda Museum Now Takes Mobile Milk Exhibition Countrywide  kampalapost.com

By Kampala Post Reporter KAMPALA. The Uganda Museum has decided to take its milk exhibition across the country in the next three months.



Uganda’s Envoy Meets with Rwanda’s Foreign Minister on Matters of Regional Concern - softpower.ugUganda’s Envoy Meets with Rwanda’s Foreign Minister on Matters of Regional Concern  softpower.ug

The Ugandan High Commissioner to Rwanda, Oliver Wonekha has Thursday paid a courtesy call on Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Richard Sezibera.



Uganda's Commander Of Land Forces Visits Troops In Somalia - New VisionUganda's Commander Of Land Forces Visits Troops In Somalia  New Vision

Gen. Elwelu addressing the troops in Somalia. Courtesy photo. Uganda's Commander of Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, made a working visit to Somalia ...



'Miss Curvy Uganda' pageant draws backlash online - CTV News'Miss Curvy Uganda' pageant draws backlash online  CTV News

A beauty pageant in Uganda that purports to promote local women's "curves" has outraged critics who say it demeans the dignity of women.



Uganda police arrest BBC journalists 'working to embarrass govt' - africanewsUganda police arrest BBC journalists 'working to embarrass govt'  africanews

Ugandan Police on Wednesday night arrested three journalists working with the BBC, including their driver, accusing them of illegal possession of drugs.



Kenya/Uganda: Kenya U19 to Take On Uganda in World Cup Qualifiers - AllAfrica.comKenya/Uganda: Kenya U19 to Take On Uganda in World Cup Qualifiers  AllAfrica.com

The Kenya under-19 boys' team will face their arch rivals Uganda on March 17 in their opening match of the ICC Africa 2020 World Cup qualifier in Windhoek ...



Dar, Uganda overtake Kenya in infrastructural projects - The StandardDar, Uganda overtake Kenya in infrastructural projects  The Standard

Even Uganda will be teaming with more lucrative projects compared to Kenya, valued at Sh550 billion.



Pope Francis not coming to Uganda - Catholic church - National - NTV UgandaPope Francis not coming to Uganda - Catholic church - National  NTV Uganda

Pope Francis who President Yoweri Museveni had invited to attend the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and ...



Uganda News CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup returns to Uganda 18 Feb 2019, 12:40 - FutaaUganda News CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup returns to Uganda 18 Feb 2019, 12:40  Futaa

The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup hosting rights will be returning to Kampala, Uganda after a seven-year hiatus. Uganda last hosted the abovementioned cup ...



School of Architecture alum leads 'African Modernism' exhibition in Uganda - Yale NewsSchool of Architecture alum leads 'African Modernism' exhibition in Uganda  Yale News

With “African Modernism: Architecture of Independence,” Doreen Adengo and her collaborators are highlighting the spirit of postcolonial African identities.



MTN Uganda denies cheating taxes as govt procures machines to net culprits - pmldaily.comMTN Uganda denies cheating taxes as govt procures machines to net culprits  pmldaily.com

MTN Uganda's spokesperson Justina Ntabgoba says the government had not been given any details of the alleged underreporting of transactions.



Parliament Passes Minimum Wage Bill – Online news from Uganda and the East African region - softpower.ugParliament Passes Minimum Wage Bill – Online news from Uganda and the East African region  softpower.ug

Parliament has passed the Minimum Wage Bill, 2015 which seeks to establish a minimum wages advisory board that will determine minimum wages of the ...



Uganda Sees First Oil Pushed Back To 2022 | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comUganda Sees First Oil Pushed Back To 2022 | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Uganda expects to start pumping oil in 2022, later than a previous target for 2021, because of lack of infrastructure and disagreements over taxes and plans with ...



Uganda: 3-year-old girl loses 'genital' in UK - africanewsUganda: 3-year-old girl loses 'genital' in UK  africanews

Spells and curses intended to deter police and social workers from investigating were found in her UK apartment, the trial heard.



Ugandan shilling unchanged, draws support from charity flows - ReutersUgandan shilling unchanged, draws support from charity flows  Reuters

The Ugandan shilling was stable on Friday on the back of inflows of hard currency from non-governmental organisations and exporters of commodities, traders ...



Uganda deports MTN boss - Myjoyonline.comUganda deports MTN boss  Myjoyonline.com

Ugandan police say the head of telecommunications company MTN Uganda - a unit of South Africa's MTN group - has been deported for national security ...



Uganda's Museveni bans foreign sports betting companies - QuartzUganda's Museveni bans foreign sports betting companies  Quartz

All they do is accumulate money from Ugandans then ship it out of the country,” president Museveni said.



How man with dubious record acquired security job in Uganda - Daily MonitorHow man with dubious record acquired security job in Uganda  Daily Monitor

Ali Alseyed Abdul Jabar is accused of battering Ugandan women who he had allegedly conned of their money in Dubai.



Yiino baasi egenda okutambuza abazannyi ba Uganda Cranes - NTV UgandaYiino baasi egenda okutambuza abazannyi ba Uganda Cranes  NTV Uganda

Abazannyi ba ttiimu y'eggwanga the Uganda Cranes bafunye baasi empya egenda okubatambuza ng'eno erimu ebintu eby'enjawulo ebyomulembe. Baasi eno ...



The beginning of Catholicism in Uganda - Daily MonitorThe beginning of Catholicism in Uganda  Daily Monitor

Buganda was supposed to be a transit station, the focus of Catholicism coming to Uganda was the Equatorial Province.



Bobi Wine confirms 'serious plans' to tackle Uganda prez at polls - africanewsBobi Wine confirms 'serious plans' to tackle Uganda prez at polls  africanews

Bobi Wine, whose red beret People Power movement gave the Ugandan government a hard time through 2018. The movement continued its march to what it ...



US Army Asked to Support UPDF in Civil Military Operations - Uganda Radio NetworkUS Army Asked to Support UPDF in Civil Military Operations  Uganda Radio Network

Brig. Innocent Oula said that the UPDF needs a training of trainers course in civil-military operations and disaster management which will boost the forces ...



Uganda: Artists should not have to seek government approval to make their art - FreemuseUganda: Artists should not have to seek government approval to make their art  Freemuse

Freemuse joins over 100 musicians, writers and artists calling on the Ugandan government to drop a draft law limiting artistic freedom of expression.



Conflict between brothers splits Uganda's thriving Abayudaya Jewish community - Religion News ServiceConflict between brothers splits Uganda's thriving Abayudaya Jewish community  Religion News Service

MBALE, Uganda (RNS) — During a recent Shabbat *service* here, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu led dozens of worshippers in a prayer for unity. Women sang psalms.



Pope turns down invite for second Uganda visit - Daily MonitorPope turns down invite for second Uganda visit  Daily Monitor

Kampala. The Uganda Episcopal conference yesterday announced that Pope Francis will not attend the July conference of African bishops he had been invited ...



Uganda cleared to join extractive initiative - Daily MonitorUganda cleared to join extractive initiative  Daily Monitor

Kampala: Cabinet has finally given government the go-ahead to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) , a move it said would improve ...



Kagame breaks silence on tension with Uganda - Daily MonitorKagame breaks silence on tension with Uganda  Daily Monitor

"We have had discussions over this for two years, we can resolve them whether it is egos or just wishing that things should be bad"



Electronic single window pushes up Uganda’s exports - Daily MonitorElectronic single window pushes up Uganda’s exports  Daily Monitor

Between 2017 and 2018, the value of formal and informal exports from Uganda to EAC countries rose by 9 per cent from Shs5.1 trillion to Shs5.5 trillion.



Uganda’s labour export now earns it $1.2 billion - The East AfricanUganda’s labour export now earns it $1.2 billion  The East African

Remittances to Uganda last year grew to $1.21 billion, boosted by receipts from labour exports to Middle Eastern countries, which over the years have grown to ...



Uganda tourism minister speaks out over curvy women contest - Citizen TVUganda tourism minister speaks out over curvy women contest  Citizen TV

Uganda's junior minister for tourism this month sparked controversy by suggesting that curvy women could be promoted as a tourist attraction. Uganda earns ...



‘Momentous’ footage of rare giant pangolins captured by Chester Zoo in Uganda - Irish Examiner‘Momentous’ footage of rare giant pangolins captured by Chester Zoo in Uganda  Irish Examiner

Researchers at Chester Zoo have captured “momentous” footage of rare giant pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters for their protective armour, ...



Rwanda denies banning imports from Uganda - Africa FeedsRwanda denies banning imports from Uganda  Africa Feeds

Rwanda has described allegations of banning imports of goods from neighboring Uganda as baseless. There have been media reports that Rwanda placed a ...



Impunity at Bank of Uganda - IndependentImpunity at Bank of Uganda  Independent

THE LAST WORD: How institutional independence allowed the central bank to indulge in gross mismanagement and incompetence. THE LAST WORD ...



Uganda’s electoral reform dilemma - Daily MonitorUganda’s electoral reform dilemma  Daily Monitor

All signs show Uganda will not take the road less travelled on the question of electoral reforms ahead of the 2021 general elections. It will be the usual business.



Uganda's economy seen expanding at 6.3% in 2018/19 - IMF - IOLUganda's economy seen expanding at 6.3% in 2018/19 - IMF  IOL

INTERNATIONAL – Uganda's economy is expected to grow 6.3 percent in the 2018/19 (Jul-Jun) fiscal year, slightly higher than the 2018 rate, helped by robust ...



In Tense Uganda, You Watch the President—And He Watches You - BloombergIn Tense Uganda, You Watch the President—And He Watches You  Bloomberg

Step into a cinema in Uganda's capital and you could watch an action-packed retelling of President Yoweri Museveni's ascent to power. Step outside of it and ...



Uganda police release BBC journalists - The East AfricanUganda police release BBC journalists  The East African

Police in Uganda have released a team of BBC journalists following their arrest on Wednesday night in the capital, Kampala. The journalists --two Ugandans ...



Infinix Hot 7 Smartphone Set to Launch in Uganda - TowerPostNews - thetowerpost.comInfinix Hot 7 Smartphone Set to Launch in Uganda - TowerPostNews  thetowerpost.com

Infinix Mobile is set to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the Infinix Hot 7 in Uganda.



Shoot Kenyan rustlers, Ugandan minister says - The East AfricanShoot Kenyan rustlers, Ugandan minister says  The East African

Moses Kizige says their peace is threatened by armed Pokot and Turkana cattle rustlers.



Uganda's social media tax is leaving people disconnected — and failing to meet revenue targets - Global VoicesUganda's social media tax is leaving people disconnected — and failing to meet revenue targets  Global Voices

The number of people using the internet in Uganda has dropped by more than 12 percentage points since July 2018, when the country's so-called “social media ...



Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Uganda - Uganda - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Uganda - Uganda  ReliefWeb

English Appeal on Uganda and 3 other countries about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees, Epidemic and more; published on 29 Jan 2019 by ...