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Syllabification: U·gan·da
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈɡandə

Definition of Uganda in English:

A landlocked country in East Africa; population 32,369,600 (est. 2009); capital, Kampala; languages, English (official), Swahili, and other languages.

Ethnically and culturally diverse, Uganda became a British protectorate in 1894 and an independent Commonwealth of Nations state in 1962. The country was ruled 1971–79 by dictator Idi Amin, who came to power after an army coup. His overthrow, with Tanzanian military support, was followed by several years of conflict, partly resolved in 1986 by the formation of a government under President Yoweri Museveni



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  • In a referendum marked by low turnout, Ugandans have rejected multi-party politics in favour of continuing with President Yoweri Museveni's ‘no-party’ system.
  • We also see that settled Kenyans, Ugandans, Zambians, Zimbabweans, Malawians, Malaysians, Zambians, Sri Lankans, even French, make up a greater proportion of the high-paid than the Native Brits.
  • Bowing to international pressure from human rights groups and like-minded organizations, all five Ugandans and Cetiner were released under international pressure and fled from their respective countries.

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