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 loses to Canada - New Vision

New Vision

Uganda loses to Canada
New Vision
“We made a lot of errors, we certainly didn't deserve to win but it is one game and we still have a chance of coming good again” Steven Tikolo, Uganda Cricket Cranes coach said. The Cricket Cranes skipper meanwhile believes their loss has created a ...

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Uganda Gets Shs652 Billion for Rural Agriculture Financing - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda Gets Shs652 Billion for Rural Agriculture Financing
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Kampala — The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) on Tuesday announced that Uganda had been allocated $168 million (about Shs651.6 billion) for rural transformation through agriculture. The allocation is aimed at enabling rural ...

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Grad brings fight to end human trafficking from Uganda to Kennedy School - Harvard Gazette

Harvard Gazette

Grad brings fight to end human trafficking from Uganda to Kennedy School
Harvard Gazette
Igoye's education came under threat in the late 1980s after religious militant Joseph Kony and his violent guerrilla group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), embarked on a violent campaign across Uganda and into neighboring countries. Kony and the LRA ...



Uganda Has No Room to Error - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda Has No Room to Error
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Kampala — Team Uganda will have no room for error when they face Singapore on Day Two of the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division Three at Entebbe Oval today. The Cricket Cranes cannot afford to stain their cloth anymore after crumbling in front of ...
CRICKET: Cheema blasts Canada to opening day victory over UgandaIndependent

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U.S. Mission to Uganda has awarded $64.8 million project to ... - KFM - KFM

KFM

U.S. Mission to Uganda has awarded $64.8 million project to ... - KFM
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The U.S. Mission to Uganda has awarded a new $64.8 million project that seeks to provide better health services to 23 districts in Eastern Uganda and ...

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Uganda: 'Ugandan Workers to Blame for Being Abused Abroad' - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda: 'Ugandan Workers to Blame for Being Abused Abroad'
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Ugandan workers who are abused in the Middle East disappear on arrival there and end up in the wrong hands, some labour exporting companies claim. Gordon Mugyenyi, the managing director of Middle East Consultants, a company which exports labour ...

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Uganda: Respite for Subscribers As Uganda Telcos Reactivate SIM Cards - AllAfrica.com

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Uganda: Respite for Subscribers As Uganda Telcos Reactivate SIM Cards
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Uganda's telecom companies have began reactivating nearly two million Sim cards they had switched off after the expiry of a registration deadline. The move was prompted by President Yoweri Museveni's order on Monday evening that the listing exercise be ...
The taste of Uganda's unique ICT innovationsNew Vision

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Uganda: Trends - How Local Retailers Can Keep Up With Consumers - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Trends - How Local Retailers Can Keep Up With Consumers
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Kampala — Early this month, Nakumatt Holdings announced it would close some of its dismally performing branches in Uganda and Kenya to cut costs. The retail chain, in making such a drastic measure, seeks to save about Shs52.5 billion in overhead ...



Uganda: MPs Want Shs11 Billion Market Constructed At South Sudan Border - AllAfrica.com

Uganda: MPs Want Shs11 Billion Market Constructed At South Sudan Border
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Kampala — Parliament's Committee on Trade and Tourism has thrown its weight behind plans to construct a Sh11 billion market at the Uganda-South Sudan border in the next Financial Year. Appearing before the Budget Committee for onward transmission ...



Medford Lakes students collect books for Uganda's children - Burlington County Times

Burlington County Times

Medford Lakes students collect books for Uganda's children
Burlington County Times
Students at Neeta Elementary School in Medford Lakes have been busy this semester, collecting paperback books to send to the Awegys School in Kigo, Uganda. The students were introduced to Awegys as part of a humanities initiative sponsored by the ...