Uganda is a former British Protectorate, bordered by Kenya to the East, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the west, and Sudan to the North. It got its independence in October 1962, and since then has had several coup d’Etats, one by Dr. Milton Obote, then Idi Amin Dada, then Pro. Yusuf Lule, a Military Commission, and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the current president, since 1986.
Before the first coup (1966) Uganda was tranquil, prosperous and relatively cohesive. It’s great beauty was once admired by Winston Churchill to the extent he called it “The Pearl of Africa”, but since then with the coups mentioned above, Uganda ranks as one the most corrupt nation in the world, which over time has led to many of its citizens to flee to other countries
Uganda shares Lake Victoria with Kenya and Tanzania, river Nile with Sudan, Lake Albert and mountain Rwenzori with DRC.
Uganda has a population of 32.4 million (2009 CIA est.) people comprising at least 26 distinct tribes, with 80% of the workforce employed in agriculture. The population age structure is 0-14 years 50%, 15-64 at 47.9% and 65 years and above 2.1%
Facts about Uganda
Follow the link below for some facts about Uganda as written by the Government of Uganda.
Tourism in Uganda
Tourism is Uganda continues to be one of the major foreign exchange earners and this has helped in uplifting the livelihood of Ugandans particularly those in rural areas. The Uganda Tourism Board has done a good job of providing a website that we can share with our friends in North America that have intentions of visiting Uganda. Please visit the link below for more info:
Religion in Uganda
Uganda is religiously diverse nation with Christianity and Islam being the most widely professed religions. According to the 2014 census, over 84 percent of the population was Christian while about 14 percent of the population adhered to Islam. Also a small percentage of the population still practice the indigenous religions(Traditional beliefs) and sometimes these Traditional beliefs are confused with witchcraft.
Traveling to Uganda