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 opens $112 million bridge, Africa's 5th largest - CNN

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Uganda opens $112 million bridge, Africa's 5th largest
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The President also said that 67% of the technical staff were Ugandan engineers and the bridge was completed in four years. Japan's State Foreign Affairs Minister, Masahisa Sato was also at the opening on Wednesday. He and President Museveni cut the ...

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Two Ugandan athletes to be deported - ESPN

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Two Ugandan athletes to be deported
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The government of Australia is preparing to deport two Ugandan athletes who vanished during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Uganda fielded a team of 69 athletes and six of the team members vanished during the April 4-15 Games.



Ye Stay Oblivious: Hands Out Yeezys to Dictator, Orphans in Uganda - The Root

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Ye Stay Oblivious: Hands Out Yeezys to Dictator, Orphans in Uganda
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One of Uganda's biggest musical stars criticized West's meeting with the president who has been in office for more than 30 years and refuses to step down. Museveni is Africa's third longest serving president, and in 2005 helped to oversee a change ...



Reggae star Bobi Wine mobilises Uganda's disillusioned youth - Financial Times

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Reggae star Bobi Wine mobilises Uganda's disillusioned youth
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“The status quo needs to be disrupted,” Mr Wine told the Financial Times from the back seat of a Toyota Land Cruiser on the way to a recording studio earlier this month, after a day spent strategising with Uganda's opposition leaders. “We need a total ...

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Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well - New Jersey Herald

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Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda is at "big risk" of the spread of a deadly Ebola virus outbreak from neighboring Congo, a senior health official said Thursday, even as he said the situation is "being handled well" there. Uganda's director of health ...
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Uganda: UNHCR Logistics as of 19 Oct 2018 - ReliefWeb

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Uganda: UNHCR Logistics as of 19 Oct 2018
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Uganda: UNHCR Logistics as of 19 Oct 2018. Map. from Government of Uganda, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Published on 19 Oct 2018 — View Original · preview · Download PDF (1.07 MB) ...

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Arrested man, Yusuf Kawooya, is one of us - Uganda Young Democrats - NTV Uganda

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Arrested man, Yusuf Kawooya, is one of us - Uganda Young Democrats
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The Uganda Young Democrats are calling for the unconditional release of Yusuf Kawooya, the man seen being brutally arrested by plain clothed people in a video that has gone viral on social media. it was filmed by a Record TV journalist ...



Uganda opens iconic bridge across River Nile - Daily Nation

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Uganda opens iconic bridge across River Nile
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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni officially launched a 525-metre long bridge, dubbed The Source of the Nile Bridge, Wednesday in the southern town of Jinja. The $112 million cable-stayed bridge was funded by a loan from the Japanese International ...
Uganda Unveils High-Tech, Iconic BridgeZambia Reports
Museveni commissions first suspended cable bridge in UgandaCitizen TV
How Uganda's new bridge across the Nile will transform regional tradeCNBCAfrica.com

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Kanye West Tells President of Uganda He Wants to Turn Safaris Into 'Jurassic Park' - XXLMAG.COM

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Kanye West Tells President of Uganda He Wants to Turn Safaris Into 'Jurassic Park'
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Kanye West's trip to Africa has been nothing short of eventful. Mr. West traveled to Uganda with his wife Kim Kardashian on Oct. 13, where they both met with President Yoweri Museveni to discuss tourism, arts and more. During their conversation, West ...
Ugandan President Museveni hosts WestKanye West and Kim KardashianThe Southern Times

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Refugee health report Uganda - August 2018 bulletin - ReliefWeb

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Refugee health report Uganda - August 2018 bulletin
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Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of August 2018.

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