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S: Africa country project

BC: A couple facts about Uganda that you may not have known.

FC: Africa country project | By Jacob Morrison

1: Uganda Population: 34,612,250

2: Uganda has many ethnic groups. The largest is called Buganda. Buganda means ganda people. Many people in Uganda are younger folk. In 2003 half of the population was under fourteen. Most people of Uganda live in a rural area and most of the people rely on farming to get food. Most urban centers are in the south including Kampala the capital city. Family ties are very important in Uganda. The fathers is head of the home the mother is in charge of taking care of the house and kids. Women don't have many rights in Uganda not much if any support from their husbands on taking care of the house. Many men do not think that women should have money making jobs even some women agree. Some men even think that the women should kneel before them when she is talking to him. To the right is a picture of a Ugandan family standing outside of there home.

4: On the southern border of Uganda is Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. The Victoria Nile starts from lake Victoria and joins the Albert Nile in northern Uganda-this is the beginning of the Nile the longest river in the world. Here is a picture of Lake Victoria. To the north, east and west however there are mountains. The south Eastern mountains are a volcanic range which contains mount Elgon the tallest summit in Uganda.It is mostly flat in between these mountains.

5: Uganda is near the equator so it would be thought to be hot and humid however because of the many lakes and mountain ranges it holds coolness.

6: For hundreds of years different ethnic groups came into power at different times. In the 1800's the buganda became the dominate group. Eventually they came under the British control and became a protectorate. Uganda gained it's independence from Britten in 1962. Fighting between political groups led to warfare and Idi Amin took control. People feared Idi Amin and that intimidation is what kept him in power. He would murder people that he thought were not loyal to him and encouraged violence. He was not over throned until 1979. After Idi Amin was done Uganda was a wreck. He had completely destroyed the economy and had many people fighting because well he encouraged that behavior. For the best intentions people that had hid from Idi Amin came back and formed there own government and now Uganda has a government much like our own.

8: A major problem of Uganda today is to much government.They have one administrator for every six people. That is a lot. Poverty, poor communication and security are also some issues that the country is facing. And another problem is rebel groups in the north waging gorilla warfare.

9: Sources for this books information. 1. Book: Countries of the World, Uganda 2. Google images For all pictures. 3. CIA world factbook 4. CNN news 5. www.africaw.com/major-problems-facing-uganda-today-For Problems. 6. http://allafrica.com/stories/201007200925.html-For problems 7. Pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/uganda601/aditional.html

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