Uganda: Teachers strike in Karamoja

The resounding call for the sit down strike by school teachers appears to have reached all corners of the country including some of the remotest areas like Karamoja sub-region in north eastern Uganda. Teachers there have also joined the strike action and schools remain closed.

Journalist vanishes after meeting security officer

Kampala — The Ugandan government should immediately release or bring to court Augustine Okello, a journalist from Lira-based Radio Rhino, who was forcibly disappeared on July 12, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.

UGANDA: self medication blamed for drug resistance

By Joshua Kyalimpa KAMPALA, Jul 15, 2011 (IPS) – In pharmacies in the heart of Kampala men and women line up to buy drugs that you usually need a prescription for, like Coartem, a drug used to treat malaria.

Ugandan launches rate to check inflation

KAMPALA, July 6  – The Bank of Uganda launched an inaugural benchmark lending rate and inflation target on Wednesday in a bid to tame the price pressures that pushed the east African nation’s inflation rate to a 17-year high in May. 

Kenya is not Uganda – analysis

Nairobi — The violence that has flared up between the Turkana and Merille along the Kenyan border with Ethiopia in the recent past has seen the rise in popular agitation for military solutions to violations of Kenya’s territorial integrity.

Kenya, Uganda shillings set to gain

NAIROBI, May 26 – Kenya’s shilling is likely to strengthen next week away from record lows against the dollar, while foreign investor interest in a debt issue in neighbouring Uganda should also help to boost the currency there.

Uganda anti-gay law has failed

Uganda’s anti-gay law has failed! It looked sure to pass last week, but after 1.6 million petition signatures delivered to Parliament, tens of thousands of phone calls to our own governments, hundreds of media stories about our campaign and a massive global outcry, Ugandan politicians dropped the bill! This is the letter by Ricken Patel of

Last Word: Caught in the Act

This play by Kenyan poet, writer and activist, Shailja Patel, was originally printed in The Africa Report’s February-March 2010 edition


Full Name Republic of Uganda Capital Kampala Form of Government Democratic Republic Date of Independence 9 October, 1962 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 236,040 km2 (81st)91,136 sq mi Total Population (2007 estimate) 30,900,000 (38th) Time Zone EAT (UTC+3) Currency Ugandan Shilling GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $11.785 billion GDP Per Capita $381 Human […]