According to ezinereligion, in 2007, the population of Uganda was estimated to be around 29.6 million people. The main ethnic groups were Bantu, Nilotic, and Nilo-Hamitic. The economy of Uganda was largely based on agriculture, with services providing supplementary income. In terms of foreign relations, Uganda had strong ties with its East African neighbors as well as the United States and the European Union. In 2007, the President of Uganda was Yoweri Museveni who oversaw the government’s day-to-day operations. Political parties had been established in the country since independence with legislative elections taking place in 2006 for both the Parliament and President.
Uganda. Peace talks between the government and the militia movement According to CountryAAH, Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was held in rounds in southern Sudan. The ceasefire closed in 2006 was renewed in mid-April after expiring February 28. In an attempt to speed up the negotiations, the government made some concessions. Among other things, the circle of mediators was expanded to include representatives of Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique since the rebels expressed dissatisfaction with the South Sudanese government. The rebel soldiers to be disarmed were also allowed to gather in one place in southern Sudan instead of being split between two collection camps.
A crackdown in the efforts to secure peace in northern Uganda is the charges brought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against the five highest LRA leaders. The LRA wants the allegations dropped, which the ICC refuses but receives support for the demand of local spokesmen for the Acholi people in northern Uganda who want to put the conflict aside through traditional reconciliation rituals.
In January it was announced that Alice Lakwena had died. Lakwena, who himself portrayed himself as a prophet, founded the Holy Spirit Movement in 1986, a precursor to the LRA. She fled to Kenya after her militia was crushed by the army.
- According to abbreviationfinder: UG is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Uganda.
Plans to allow a subsidiary of the Indian-owned Mehta Group consortium to lease part of the Mabira forest reserve sparked strong protests, first in Parliament, then in the streets. The dissatisfaction that an area that houses a large number of rare plants and birds would be cut down to leave room for a sugar plantation took violent expression and received racist elements. Several Asians in the capital Kampala were attacked and a Hindu temple vandalized. The protests caused the government to shrink the plans and look for a more suitable place for the plantation.
In June, the trial of opposition leader Kizza Besigye resumed. He was charged with treason in 2006 and charged with conspiracy with the LRA. The case had been down for almost a year since a couple of judges had dropped out.
Uganda sent about 1,600 troops to Somalia, where they would represent a major peacekeeping force under the auspices of the African Union. As there was no peace to preserve in Somalia, their activities became difficult, and at least five of them fell.
Uganda weather in March, April and May
Daily temperatures averaging 26 to 27 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.
You can expect around 14 days of rainfall in March, around 17 days in April and around 16 days in May.
In the period from March to May, the sun shines an average of 6 to 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Entebbe is in March, but with a little less sun you will have to get by in April.
Kampaʹla, capital of Uganda; 1. 7 million residents (2016). Kampala is located on the Mombasa (Kenya) –Kasese railway and is the hub of the country’s transport network. At Lake Victoria, about 10 km south-east of Kampala, lies the port of Port Bell and about 21 km southwest of Kampala the international airport Entebbe.
The city, which is located in one of the country’s richest agricultural districts, is also an important center for Uganda’s export of agricultural products, such as coffee, cotton, tea and sugar. The head offices of most of Uganda’s larger companies are also located in Kampala. In the city is the University of Makerere (founded in 1922).
During most of the 19th century, Kampala was the capital of the Kingdom of Buganda but in 1890 became the headquarters of the British trading company East Africa Company. Kampala remained the capital of the British colonial administration in Uganda until 1905. When Uganda gained independence in 1962, Kampala became the nation’s capital.