44 Facts About Uganda


However, early 2022 Uganda has decided to make Swahili a mandatory subject in the school curriculum.

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Much of Uganda was inhabited by Central sudanic and Kuliak speaking of farmers and herders before Bantu speakers arrived in the south and Nilotic speakers in the northeast 3, 000 years ago in 1, 000 BC.

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Protectorate of Uganda was a protectorate of the British Empire from 1894 to 1962.

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Status of Protectorate had significantly different consequences for Uganda than had the region been made a colony like neighboring Kenya, insofar as Uganda retained a degree of self-government that would have otherwise been limited under a full colonial administration.

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Uganda gained independence from the UK on 9 October 1962 with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and Queen of Uganda.

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In October 1963, Uganda became a republic but maintained its membership in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Uganda was one of the few colonial territories that achieved independence without a dominant political party with a clear majority in parliament.

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In northern Uganda there were varied degrees of anti-Buganda feelings, particularly over the kingdom's "special status" before and after independence, and all the economic and social benefits that came with this status.

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Ochieng was an irony – although from Northern Uganda, he had risen high in the ranks of KY and become a close confidant to the Kabaka who had gifted him with large land titles in Buganda.

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Uganda further alleged that Obote, Onama and Neykon had all benefited from the scheme.

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Uganda carried out mass killings within the country to maintain his rule.

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Political parties in Uganda were restricted in their activities beginning that year, in a measure ostensibly designed to reduce sectarian violence.

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Uganda's presidency has been marred, however, by invading and occupying the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Second Congo War, resulting in an estimated 5.

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Uganda has struggled for years in the civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army, which has been guilty of numerous crimes against humanity, including child slavery, the Atiak massacre, and other mass murders.

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Uganda is located in southeast Africa between 1º S and 4º N latitude, and between 30º E and 35º E longitude.

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The Ruwenzori mountain range contains the highest peak in Uganda, which is named Alexandra and measures 5, 094 meters.

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An area in eastern Uganda is drained by the Suam River, part of the internal drainage basin of Lake Turkana.

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Uganda has 60 protected areas, including ten national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Kibale National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Semuliki National Park.

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Uganda is home to a vast number of species, including a population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorillas and golden monkeys in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and hippos in the Murchison Falls National Park.

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Uganda is a member of the East African Community, along with Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

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Uganda is a founding member of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development an eight-country bloc including governments from the Horn of Africa, Nile Valley and the African Great Lakes.

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Uganda is a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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The Uganda army is involved in several peacekeeping and combat missions in the region, with commentators noting that only the United States Armed Forces is deployed in more countries.

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Uganda has soldiers deployed in the northern and eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the Central African Republic, Somalia, and South Sudan.

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In 2016, Uganda ranked 151st best out of 176 and had a score of 25 on a scale from 0 to 100 (perceived as clean).

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These funds were "earmarked as crucial support for rebuilding northern Uganda, ravaged by a 20-year war, and Karamoja, Uganda's poorest region.

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On 1 August 2014, the Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the bill invalid as it was not passed with the required quorum.

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Uganda traditionally depends on Kenya for access to the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

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Uganda is a member of the East African Community and a potential member of the planned East African Federation.

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Uganda has a large diaspora, residing mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Uganda ranked as number 102 among the countries of the world in nominal Gross Domestic Product by the International Monetary Fund with a GDP of 26, 349.

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People in rural areas of Uganda depend on farming as the main source of income and 90 per cent of all rural women work in the agricultural sector.

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Uganda currently has one functioning international airport, Entebbe International Airport, which is located 25 miles south-west of Kampala.

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Uganda is richly endowed with abundant energy resources, which are fairly distributed throughout the country.

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Uganda's favorable enabling environment and broad presence of private sector investment presents a unique opportunity to deliver on Power Africa goals.

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Uganda is one of the few sub-Saharan African countries to have liberalized and financially viable energy markets, with generation, transmission and supply segments unbundled since 2001.

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Prevalence of female genital mutilation is low: according to a 2013 UNICEF report, only 1 percent of women in Uganda have undergone FGM, with the practice being illegal in the country.

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Uganda is a birding paradise boasting a massive bird list of more than 1073 recorded bird species ranking 4th in Africa's bird species and 16th internationally.

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Uganda has landscapes ranging from white-capped Rwenzori mountains to the Great Rift Valley.

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Uganda was ranked 119th in the Global Innovation Index in 2021, down from 102nd in 2019.

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Uganda has been able to manufacture prototype of cars called kiira in which the government invested 70usd.

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Uganda has the fifth highest total fertility rate in the world, at 5.

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Uganda has a number of media outlets that broadcast domestically and globally.

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In cricket, Uganda was part of the East Africa team that qualified for the Cricket World Cup in 1975.

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