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 police ban age limit protests - Daily Nation - Daily Nation

Daily Nation

Uganda police ban age limit protests - Daily Nation
Daily Nation
Ms Winfred Kiiza, the Leader of Opposition Parliament, is shielded by her aides when police fired tear gas on October 17, 2017 to disperse a rally against ...
Police kill 2 at Uganda rally against president's long ruleSeattle Times
Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit billIndependent
Uganda: 1 Dead At Rally Protesting Extension Of President's RuleSTRATFOR
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Uganda Entrepreneurs Dream Big With Sh1.22b Grants - New Vision - New Vision

New Vision

Uganda Entrepreneurs Dream Big With Sh1.22b Grants - New Vision
New Vision
Collectively, the nonrefundable grants amount to $335,000 (about sh1.22b). This is an addition to a total 63 recipients in the previous 2016 cohort who received ...

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CALS in Uganda: looking back and looking ahead - Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily

CALS in Uganda: looking back and looking ahead
Iowa State Daily
“We chose Uganda as a place that was really both in great need but also had great potential," said David Acker, associate dean of the College of Agriculture, global resources systems. A commitment of $10 million was given by Gerald and Karen ...



A Ugandan Boy's Friendship With An American Lawyer Inspires Justice Reform - KCET

KCET

A Ugandan Boy's Friendship With An American Lawyer Inspires Justice Reform
KCET
But after dragging his feet for a couple of years, Gash finally accepted an invitation to visit Uganda with Pepperdine University School of Law students in 2009. This trip became the beginning of a lifelong journey in which he would transition from ...

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Kenya, Uganda 'fight' over Idi Amin rhinos - The Observer

The Observer

Kenya, Uganda 'fight' over Idi Amin rhinos
The Observer
Uganda and Kenya are bickering over white rhinos that were evacuated from the country during former president Idi Amin's reign. According to John Makombo, the director for conservation at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), four white rhinos were taken to ...

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Young local jewelry designers debut new collection benefiting female entrepreneurs in Uganda - Chron.com

Chron.com

Young local jewelry designers debut new collection benefiting female entrepreneurs in Uganda
Chron.com
Together, young twosome founded Tribe + Glory, a 501c3 fashion brand that operates out of Kamuli, Uganda. The non-profit organization supports entrepreneurial women in rural communities with the business analysis, financial planning and managerial ...



British citizens given green light to travel to Uganda - New Vision

New Vision

British citizens given green light to travel to Uganda
New Vision
British citizens have got the green light to travel to all parts of Uganda after the UK government today put the advisory to the lowest level. This clearance is contained in a statement on the UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO ...



Zambia's Bwalya to vet coaches for Uganda job - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Zambia's Bwalya to vet coaches for Uganda job
BBC Sport
Uganda's football federation (Fufa) has turned to Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya for help in finding a new national coach for the Cranes. Bwalya, who was crowned African Footballer of the Year in 1988, will lead Fufa's five-man panel to select ...



Uganda: Are GMOs the Silver Bullet to End Hunger in Uganda? - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Are GMOs the Silver Bullet to End Hunger in Uganda?
AllAfrica.com
The former comprised mainly of scientists who argued that biotechnology is essential if Uganda is to transform its food and agriculture sector from small scale rudimentary to large scale and purposeful production, able to solve the persistent ...



Uganda repatriates 45 ex DRC rebels - Vanguard

Uganda repatriates 45 ex DRC rebels
Vanguard
The governments of Uganda and DRC and M23 reached an agreement in 2014 regarding the return of 1,377 former rebels camped at Bihanga military training school in the western district of Ibanda for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration back ...

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