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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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says - ABC News

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says
ABC News
The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)more +.
South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass 1 million mark, UNHCR renews call for helpUNHCR
UN says 1 million South Sudan refugees now in UgandaThe Hindu
Uganda Struggles to Cope as One Million South Sudanese Refugees Pour InU.S. News & World Report
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Uganda Cancels Pride After Hostility From Authorities - Out Magazine

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Uganda Cancels Pride After Hostility From Authorities
Out Magazine
Uganda, a country known for its cruel treatment of its LGBTQ citizens, is living up to its reputation, as organizers have revealed that hostility from the authorities forced them to cancel 2017 Pride events. This announcement comes one year after 2016 ...

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Uganda maize set to cut Kenya's 'unga' prices - The Standard

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Uganda maize set to cut Kenya's 'unga' prices
The Standard
According to the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), Kenya has imported 1,396 tonnes from Uganda in the past week. The maize, which is retailing at an average Sh2,846 for a 90-kilogramme bag and Sh2,499 at wholesale, is expected to help bring down ...

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Uganda: Stepping Up Male Circumcision to Fight HIV - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Stepping Up Male Circumcision to Fight HIV
AllAfrica.com
Male circumcision is said to reduce a man's risk of contracting HIV by 60 percent. Uganda is making an effort to revive these procedures, which recently went into decline. Frank Yiga reports from Kampala. As he prepares to circumcise 25-year-old Paul ...



Ugandan workers without neckties suspended - Daily Nation

Daily Nation

Ugandan workers without neckties suspended
Daily Nation
The Uganda Public Service Standing Orders, 2010, stipulates that officers shall be required to dress decently and in the generally acceptable standards in the Uganda Community. The orders, however, do not highlight what would constitute decent, smart ...
Uganda suspends 6 civil servants for indecent dressingGraphic Online

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Commonwealth Games: Uganda set for tough netball draw - New Vision

New Vision

Commonwealth Games: Uganda set for tough netball draw
New Vision
ďAll the 12 teams in the Commonwealth Games are good including Uganda. Those teams are also worried about playing Uganda, we are not in the Commonwealth Games by accident and we have worked our way to be among the top netball teams in the ...

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Standard Bank Seeks to Raise $3 Billion for Ugandan Oil Pipeline - Bloomberg

Standard Bank Seeks to Raise $3 Billion for Ugandan Oil Pipeline
Bloomberg
Stanbic Bank Uganda was appointed alongside Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. as joint financial adviser for the 1,445-kilometer (898-mile) pipeline, Patrick Mweheire, the chief executive officer of the Kampala, Uganda-based business, said in an ...

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Uganda Athletes Ready For Feasssa Games - New Vision - New Vision

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Uganda Athletes Ready For Feasssa Games - New Vision
New Vision
The athletes that will represent Uganda at this year's edition of the Brookside Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Associations (FEASSSA) ...

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Uganda: CHAN Perfect Chance for Rookies - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: CHAN Perfect Chance for Rookies
AllAfrica.com
Uganda are one of 15 nations fighting for this slot, with a trip to Kigali, Rwanda this week determining whether the Cranes will make it a fifth straight appearance at the finals or not. Stakes are hugely in favour of coach Moses Basena's men having ...

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Uganda: Government Duped in Shs150 Trillion Investment Deal - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda: Government Duped in Shs150 Trillion Investment Deal
AllAfrica.com
They had also offered to buy Uganda Telecom Ltd and were in the process of signing the deal yet they didn't have the money. However, before signing the deal, Privatisation and Investment minister Evelyn Anite wrote to their bankers; United Bank of ...