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Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa? The country takes its name from the Buganda Kingdom which comprises a good portion of the southern part of the country and which is where Uganda's capital and largest city, Kampala, is located. The southern part of Uganda also contains a significant portion of Lake Victoria which is shared with Kenya and Tanzania. From 1894 until 1962, Uganda was under British rule.
The early peoples of Uganda were primarily hunter-gatherers and this remained the reality until approximately 2,000 years ago. It was about this time that Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern part of the country and Uganda shifted to the agrarian model. The official languages of Uganda are English and Swahili. The country is home to 30 ethnic groups and tribes. The Baganda is the most prominent tribe and its influence has dominated the culture and music of Uganda for two centuries.
The country is rich with wildlife and, in fact, has the largest population - about half - of mountain gorillas in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest is home to 300 of these gorillas. Tourism, focused on the safari model, flourished in Uganda until the late 1970s. Since Uganda gained its independence from Great Britain in 1962, the country has suffered from political instability and its people have been subjected to all manner of human rights violations and poverty. The Lord's Resistance Army Insurgency (one of Africa's longest running conflicts), a guerrilla warfare campaign launched by warlord Joseph Kony, has been a part of the political landscape since 1987. One of the chief goals of its founder is to unseat the current Ugandan government of Yoweri Museveni.
Today, visitors to Uganda can enjoy a lush landscape with diverse flora and fauna, tropical forests, great food and music, and sport. Favorite activities include game viewing (especially the gorillas and tree-climbing lions), boating on Lake Victoria, white water rafting on the Nile, and hiking and mountain climbing (Uganda also lays claim to Africa's highest mountain range.). Football (soccer) is the national sport with Cricket and Rallying (auto racing on roads), and Field Hockey close runner-ups. In recent years, young Ugandans have even been qualifying for the Little League World Series.
Uganda is also rich in natural resources. It has fertile soils and regular rainfalls which make for a strong agricultural potential. Until 1986, coffee was Uganda's major agricultural export. Uganda also has rich deposits of copper, cobalt, and gold as well as large untapped reserves of oil and natural gas.
Uganda is a Christian country (84%) with the Catholic population comprising 41% of that number. Protestant missionaries first entered Uganda in 1877. Catholic missionaries arrived two years later. The British had first arrived in Uganda in the 1860s by way of explorers searching for the source of the Nile River.
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print, for posterity, the launching of the unltd.com network on this 3rd day of August, 2012. It has
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