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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Saudi Arabia tour to Uganda hangs in balance - New Vision

Saudi Arabia tour to Uganda hangs in balance
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Saudi Arabia have turned the tables around and can now only offer a reserve team, to the disappointment of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA). So, such a fixture against a reserve team would not really serve a necessary test for the Cricket Cranes ...



Uganda: How Proposed Taxes Are Likely to Affect Business - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: How Proposed Taxes Are Likely to Affect Business
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The Uganda government has an ambitious plan of raising about Shs14.5 trillion in the next financial year, with 90 per cent of that coming from tax revenues. At a time of slowing economic growth due to low business performance, in the next financial ...

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Uganda: World Bank Lauds Uganda On Energy Sector Improvements - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda: World Bank Lauds Uganda On Energy Sector Improvements
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A World Bank study has singled out Uganda and Seychelles as the two countries with the most efficient power utilities in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2017 study, which surveyed 39 sub-Saharan countries, compared cash collected from bills sent out with the ...



REMARKS AT THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN-UNITED NATIONS IN UGANDA JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE 25/4/2017 - Uganda Media Centre

REMARKS AT THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN-UNITED NATIONS IN UGANDA JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE 25/4/2017
Uganda Media Centre
Uganda currently hosts over 1.2m Refugees from mainly DR.Congo, South Sudan, Somalia and Rwanda. This makes Uganda the largest Refugee hosting country in Africa. Such a big number of refugees require innovations to achieve durable solutions for ...
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Uganda: The Inconvenient Politics of the Current Uganda Crime Wave - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda: The Inconvenient Politics of the Current Uganda Crime Wave
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Every day Ugandans are posting on social media photographs of broken windows, doors, and ransacked homes in the wave of crime that has hit the country in recent times. This week, suspects were paraded before police chief Kale Kaihura, and said they get ...
Why NRM diaspora is pushing for electionsNew Vision

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Uganda: Russian Wins World Title in Kampala - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda: Russian Wins World Title in Kampala
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Kampala Boxing fans at the New Obligatto, Bombo Road witnessed a rare occasion Sunday night: the main fight was not the last on the cards of "Last Man Standing" event by Baltic Promotions. Second, prior to the main fight, the Ugandan anthem never ...



China Red Cross donates to Uganda Red Cross - New Vision

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China Red Cross donates to Uganda Red Cross
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The items were donated by the China Red Cross Society and channelled to Uganda through the China Sinopharm International Corporation, a privately owned company that coordinated the transportation of the goods up to the final recipient (Uganda Red ...



Uganda: Eskom Troubles Loom Large As UEGCL Eyes Fresh Funds - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Eskom Troubles Loom Large As UEGCL Eyes Fresh Funds
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In going against a long-held tradition, government is looking at reclaiming some ground it ceded to foreign power firms when the energy industry needed new investment, with the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited looking to undertake works ...



Uganda, now a Country of False Excuses | Uganda Media Centre - Uganda Media Centre

Uganda, now a Country of False Excuses | Uganda Media Centre
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Ugandans have turned the country into a place of petty excuses and scapegoats for failures to fulfill own obligations including feeding their families, which is ...

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Uganda Playing Catch-Up With Her Environment - AllAfrica.com

Uganda Playing Catch-Up With Her Environment
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He said government and its agencies such as Uganda Wildlife Authority were ill-prepared for exploration for oil in sensitive ecosystems such as in Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, Murchison Falls national park. In his view, government ...