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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Critical issues on Uganda airlines - Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

Critical issues on Uganda airlines
Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)
Rwandair is struggling to survive in less than 10 years of its operations or crippling the country's economy due to similar mistakes the Uganda government is making - maybe because of quack aviation advisors or a another group of corrupt and self ...



Will Uganda meet WB, ADB new conditions on Bujagali? - The Observer

The Observer

Will Uganda meet WB, ADB new conditions on Bujagali?
The Observer
New details of what price Uganda will pay in the restructuring of the debt for the 250MW Bujagali hydro power dam have emerged. The power dam attracted a debt facility of $702 million, whose maturity was scheduled for 2023. However, with worries that ...



Uganda: Inter-Agency Operational Update on the DRC Situation #33 (15-21 May 2018) - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Uganda: Inter-Agency Operational Update on the DRC Situation #33 (15-21 May 2018)
ReliefWeb
The DRC refugee component of the Uganda Integrated RRP is under review. During the reporting period, the planning scenario and macro-level strategy was revised (endorsement by the IA coordination group), and sector leads have reviewed sector ...
Updf Cracks Down Kidnaps On Ugandan Waters - New VisionNew Vision
Uganda: Congolese Militia Demand Bullets to Release Ugandans ...AllAfrica.com
Ugandan military to tighten border patrol as rebels kill 10 Congolese civiliansXinhua
Daily Sun
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Uganda now opts out of Israel-migrants relocation deal - The Observer

The Observer

Uganda now opts out of Israel-migrants relocation deal
The Observer
"The government of Uganda refuses to take in any refugees from Israel who're coming to Uganda unless they're willing to come to Uganda voluntarily. Those who are willing to come to Uganda voluntarily, we can only take in 500 of them. Those who are ...



HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda - The Guardian

The Guardian

HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda
The Guardian
Uganda relies on the Global Fund, the US president's emergency plan for Aids relief (Pepfar), and the pharmaceutical company Pfizer to boost drugs stocks. Activists fear the scarcity will weaken immunity among people with HIV. “According to feedback ...



Uganda in pictures - New Vision

New Vision

Uganda in pictures
New Vision
The Minister of Education, Janet Museveni, (left), and the bishop of South Ankole Nathan Ahimbisibwe at the Uganda Christian University, Mukono. Picture by Henry Nsubuga. alt=''. Mrs. Museveni greeting the bishop of Mukono, James William Ssebaggala at ...



Uganda invites bids for Sh100 billion expressway - The Standard

The Standard

Uganda invites bids for Sh100 billion expressway
The Standard
Uganda has invited bids from private investors to develop and operate a new 95km highway between Kampala and Jinja in the country's east to ease congestion on the ageing existing road. The estimated Sh100 billion ($1 billion) project is part of the ...



Mabwi breathing fire ahead of Uganda's AVC Zone V fiesta - Citizen TV (press release)

Citizen TV (press release)

Mabwi breathing fire ahead of Uganda's AVC Zone V fiesta
Citizen TV (press release)
The junior national volleyball team head coach Catherine Mabwi is upbeat her girls will sparkle in this year's African Volleyball Confederation Zone Five qualifiers, which serves off on Wednesday at Lugogo Indoor stadium in Kampala, Uganda. The event ...



AFD gives Uganda €37.1m for power transmission line - The Observer

The Observer

AFD gives Uganda €37.1m for power transmission line
The Observer
Uganda will receive €37.1 million (about $44.2 million) from the Agence Française de Dévelopement (AFD) after the two parties signed a financing agreement for the upgrading of a key transmission line. The financing of the 400 kV transmission line ...



Uganda's most visited national parks and why - New Vision

New Vision

Uganda's most visited national parks and why
New Vision
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda is popular for being home to more than half of all mountain gorillas on Earth. Bwindi has also got about 350 species of birds and is therefore great for bird watching in addition to gorilla trekking.