Orders, decorations, and medals of Uganda

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The Ugandan Honours System consists of orders and medals awarded for exemplary service to the nation.[1][2]

Civilian[edit]

Orders and Medals Rank / Class Note
Order of the Pearl of Africa (Uganda) - ribbon bar.gif The Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa Grand Master Awarded to Heads of State and Government
Order of the Pearl of Africa (Uganda) - ribbon bar.gif The Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa Grand Commander For spouses of Heads of State, Vice Presidents and Crown Princes and Princesses
Order of the Source of the Nile (Uganda) - ribbon bar.gif The Distinguished Order of The Nile Class I–V Named after the River Nile
The Distinguished Order of the Crested Crane Class I–V Named after the Crested Crane, Uganda's national bird
The National Independence Medal Not to be confused with Uganda Independence Medal
Nalubaale Medal (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Nalubaale Medal Local name of Lake Victoria

Military[edit]

Orders and Medals Class Note
Order of Katonga (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Order of Katonga Named after the final and decisive battle of the National Resistance Army
Kabalega Star (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Kabalega Star I–III Named after King Kabalega of Bunyoro who resisted the British
Rwenzori Star (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Rwenzori Star I–III Named after Rwenzori Mountains
Masaba Star (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Masaba Star Local name of Mount Elgon
Damu Medal (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Damu Medal Kiswahili for Blood
Luwero Triangle Medal (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Luwero Triangle Medal Named after the Luwero Triangle
Kagera River Medal (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Kagera Medal Awarded to those who fought against Idi Amin between 1971 and 1979
The Order of Lukaya Awarded to those who fought at the battle of Lukaya in 1979 during the Uganda–Tanzania War
The Kyoga Medal Named after Lake Kyoga and awarded to those who fought against insurgencies

Obsolete awards[edit]

Medal Note
Kagera River Medal (Uganda) - ribbon bar.png The Kagera River Medal Awarded by Idi Amin to those who annexed part of the Tanzanian northern region of Kagera

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Musinguzi (24 February 2013). "Understanding Museveni’s medals". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Medals should be cherished". New Vision. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 

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