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's Bobi Wine is missing after deadly clashes with Museveni's security - africanews

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Uganda's Bobi Wine is missing after deadly clashes with Museveni's security
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What happened? Bobi Wine's announcement of the death of his driver shook many Ugandans who bemoaned the violent twist that the election had taken, recalling that Abiriga, whose replacement was being sought, had also been violently killed in June.
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Uganda is sixth largest market for digital cash transfers - Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

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Uganda is sixth largest market for digital cash transfers
Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)
The currencies they send money are United States dollar and British Pounds for those who have foreign accounts in banks and then the local currency Uganda shilling as well as the Ethiopian currency. The market here is very flexible and people use their ...

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Kidnapped as children, they escaped from Kony's LRA to be reunited with their families in Uganda - Washington Post

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Kidnapped as children, they escaped from Kony's LRA to be reunited with their families in Uganda
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GULU, Uganda — Kidnapped when he was just 16 to fight for the brutal Lord's Resistance Army, Stephen Okot found his way to freedom and back to his family years later through a rare friendship made in the bush. Trained to kill and always fearing ...



Journalists Targeted by Security Agencies Following Arua Chaos - softpower.ug

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Journalists Targeted by Security Agencies Following Arua Chaos
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We are engaging the authorities to have them released,” NTV Uganda tweeted on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, it also emerged on Tuesday morning that some other journalists attached to NBS TV including Ben Ongom and Kibalizi John were also taken ...

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Mass treatment helps Uganda to eliminate trachoma - New Vision

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Mass treatment helps Uganda to eliminate trachoma
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Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update, July 2018 - ReliefWeb

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Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update, July 2018
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Is Uganda's business climate affecting its regional competitiveness? - New Vision

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Is Uganda's business climate affecting its regional competitiveness?
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According to the global competitiveness report 2017/18, Uganda's business competitiveness has not been impressive in the last five years. While Rwanda and Kenya have managed to keep their global competitiveness ranking below the 50th and 90th ...



Ugandan government critic alleges police shot dead his driver - Nasdaq

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Ugandan government critic alleges police shot dead his driver
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KAMPALA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A musician turned anti-government politician alleged that police shot at his vehicle and killed his driver on Monday during campaigning for a parliamentary by-election in northwest Uganda. Robert Kyagulanyi, a popular ...

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Inside ex-Uganda police chief Kale Kayihura's detention 'cell' - Daily Nation

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Inside ex-Uganda police chief Kale Kayihura's detention 'cell'
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Former Ugandan Inspector-General of Police Kale Kayihura. Since June 13, he has been confined to a two-bedroom apartment that sources say is supposed to be the commandant's house in the Military Police Barracks at Makindye. PHOTO | FILE | NATION ...

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Uganda got sh4trillion in remittances in 2017 - Experts - New Vision

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Uganda got sh4trillion in remittances in 2017 - Experts
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These remittances help Uganda to narrow the gap of economic standing and disparities between its economy and that of other countries since they are known to exceed official aid transfers in some regions and act as a buffer from economic shocks,” he ...