Talk:Uganda/Archive 1

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History[edit]

The History of Uganda says there is little knowledge of the history of the region before the arrival of non-Africans. The article on Buganda at least gives the names of several kings from the 14th century onwards. If there is this much information, shouldn't it go in some form into this article as well? And is more really known about the history of that time? I for one would love to know. :) Klehti 13:16, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)

can someone please change the swearing and incorect assertions made on sodomy and wankers in the history section please

Apolo Nsibambi[edit]

I think he is the prime minister. [from 66.27.190.123]

Yeah, he was already mentioned on Politics of Uganda, though I've added his name to Politics section here. - Banyan Tree 11:36, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Swahili in Uganda[edit]

A section added on the widespread usage of Kiswahili was recently removed because of the low number of native Swahili speakers, according to ethnologue.com. This is an inaccurate measure. Kiswahili is a trade language, in which people learn enough to exchange greetings, bargain in markets and ask for directions, when they don't speak a common native language. It is a trade language well into southern Sudan and eastern Congo. Even in non-Bantu regions of the north, people speak enough to carry on basic conversations with outsiders. I have thus re-added it with slight rewording to make the point clearer. - Banyan Tree 23:43, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

  • I probably should have qualified it rather than removing it. Pidgin-Swahili is in wide usage. It is used especially in the Ugandan military. TreveXtalk 19:31, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Kingdom NPOV[edit]

The article states that Buganda was the most important kingdom. I have removed it because that is a matter of opinion. Buganda was the most important kingdom from a colonial point of view, and it is still most important from a Mugandas point of view. Bunyoro-Kitara is another important kingdom in Ugandas history. Other kingdoms also existed. Ezeu 01:01, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

outdated[edit]

Just asking...if anyone knows can someone update the article. It reads:

Prospects for 2003 are mixed, with probable strengthening of coffee prices yet with halting growth in the economies of major export customers.

So it was either mistyped or not updated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.171.131.133 (talkcontribs) 30 July 2005

Improvement Drive[edit]

The article on Acholi language is currently nominated to be improved on Wikipedia:This week's improvement drive. If you can contribute or want it to be improved, you can vote for this article there.--Fenice 16:42, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

UM - A QUESTION??!!![edit]

A QUESTON PLEASE - DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH THE CAMPAINS FOR THE NEXT ELECTIONS IN 2006 HAVE PRORESSED SO FAR?? AND WHAT ABOUT THE NORTHERN PART OF UGANDA - ANY CHANGE ON THE SITUATION IN THAT LONG WAR WITH KONY AND THE NRA?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.85.15.82 (talkcontribs)

The Uganda general election, 2006 article has been started but not expanded, though Kizza Besigye was recently updated. For the latter question, the most relevant article is Lord's Resistance Army.
Also, please don't use all-caps. It's the typing equivalent of yelling. - Banyan Tree 14:44, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

If anyone is interested...[edit]

I found the Repiblic of Uganda Poverty Eradication Action Plan for 2005. It was at the International Development Association & International Monetary Fund website.

It underlines some obsticals the government is facing and plans to implement solutions.

I, also would like to find out more in depth about the statis of the AIDS pandemic, and if there has been any new data to support their promotion of abstinance, and being faithful. I for one believe it is a shame to suggest it is a radical solution to HIV and AIDS. Why would people criticize a prevention that is 100% affective. Anything less is dangerous not only to your health but also to your spirit. I have removed the paragraph mentioning criticizm of US promotion of abstinance programs for two reasons: It doesn't have anything to do with Uganda; and second it is an opinion statment saying that it has come under criticizm from OBSERVERS... Anyone can be an observer! THEY could be the observer that is criticiszing it. You cannot pick and choose opinions of SOME, whoever some is, and place it in a public reference with othe--64.150.17.4 (talk) 16:39, 22 March 2011 (UTC)r articals that are presumed to be true.

Please see AIDS in Africa for a general overview. I have reverted your removal of the section you mention. 1) A significant amount of HIV/AIDS prevention/treatment funds for the third world comes from PEPFAR and 2) the section had external links to credible sources. The health reports I have seen have reiterated the findings that the period in which the Ugandan government emphasized multiple approaches to HIV prevention, including aggressive promotion of condom use, had lower transmission rates than after the government went to an abstinence-only approach under US pressure. If you have comparable sources that state otherwise, please feel free to add their findings to the article. Also, an external link to the poverty eradication plan in the external links section would also be useful, I think. Thanks, Banyan Tree 04:49, 28 November 2005 (UTC)=

New Census data on religion[edit]

I allowed myself to introduce more specific information on religion, using data available on the Uganda Statistical Bureau website. My text need to be fixed a little, especially for the hyperlinks. If anybody has time, you could expand other areas, like ethnicity/languages and so on. Census 2002 results looks much more precise than those rough CIA factbook estimates, which are often scandalously un-updated, especially for population growth and growth rates.

Tariq 30 november 2005

Some Muslim Associations believe their numbers have been undercounted, as often the case in Sub-Saharan African Countries dominated by non-muslim rulers. Is saying that most African non-muslim rulers tend to undercount the Muslim population in their countries necessay? I don'think this baised opinion should be placed in a general ensyclopedia article. And to the Muslim who wrote this statement, can you name one predominately-muslim ruler who does not undercount the non-Muslim population in his country?

BraveHeart 2006 February 03, 2006

Portal[edit]

I am trying to revive Portal:Uganda. You are all welcome to tweak with it. --Ezeu 03:07, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

LRA[edit]

I would think this would be worth mentioning. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3462901.stm

Please see the Lord's Resistance Army article for the relevant info. - Banyan Tree 17:29, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

what up to all —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.150.17.4 (talk) 16:41, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Disputed: Early history/religion of modern Uganda[edit]

Folks, under 'religion', this first line of the first paragraph needs some work: "Muslim traders and Christian missionaries first arrived in the 1860s, attempting to convert the Bugandan king." It used to read "Christian and Muslim missionaries first arrived in the 1860s, attempting to convert the Bugandan king." I tried to adjust it to the former, because the latter is terribly misleading (but now it hardly makes sense). Muslims do not have missionaries (the concept is very Christian in nature). I am also disputing the fact that either group was attempting to convert the Bugandan king. If someone has some hard facts on this, it would be helpful. Also, to my knowledge, the Muslim traders appeared in Uganda first, followed a few decades or so later by the Christians missionaries. Please see: "The first foreigners to arrive in Uganda were Arab traders in 1845. In 1862, John Hannington Speke arrived in Buganda followed by Grant in 1865, and by Henry Morton Stanley in 1865." http://www.enteruganda.com/about/history.php I have started a discussion about this also at Rabbit Stew Lounge (google it). If no progress is made on this in a few days, I'll try my hand at a good edit. Thanks everyone.

I cannot supply you with references, but I am sure that Arab traders were visiting Uganda by c17th at the latest. Juliet (talk) 02:40, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Help with Administrative Divisions of Uganda[edit]

Hey - this is a call for help that goes out to all native Ugandans. I am trying to get an updated pic or map of the districts of Uganda with the corresponding names. The wiki article lists the names, but I have no pic to use as a reference (and the one included from the "new vision" website is illegible). Can anyone help as to a good resource? Thanks! Rarelibra 13:33, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

I dont want to be a wet blanket, but I seriously doubt you will find a picture reference for Ugandan districts. It wouldn't suprise me if Uganda Government uses your excellent map on one of their websites instead.--Ezeu 16:48, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Proposed WikiProject[edit]

In my ongoing efforts to try to include every country on the planet included in the scope of a WikiProject, I have proposed a new project on Eastern Africa at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Eastern Africa whose scope would include Uganda. Any interested parties are more than welcome to add their names there, so we can see if there is enough interest to start such a project. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:30, 20 December 2006 (UTC) I guess it has been removed for lack of interest. A shame. I would be interested--Juliet (talk) 02:10, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Just a thought[edit]

in the table at the beginning of the article it says that Uganda is the 81st largest country, at least thats what I assume it means, as it links to List of countries and outlying territories by total area. If you look at the list though it says Uganda is the 80th largest. Just a thought Warlordwolf 00:01, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

It's also got a different area on the list (241,038 km²) as apose to 236,040 km² in the article, anyone know which is right? Pledger166 22:40, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
I suppose it depends on how the souce calculated it. The CIA World Factbook lists the second as well, but with no date, and specifies that is total area (land & water). I am wondering if the first source included more of Lake Victoria. Meateatingvegan 21:24, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

vandalised.[edit]

Museveni has been in power since wanking. In the mid to late 1990s, he was lauded by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency has been fucked up, however, by involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other Great Lakes region conflicts, not to mention widespread accusations of sodomy. Rebellion in the north continues to perpetuate one of the world's dirtiest pussy .

Someone needs to fix this crap. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.251.0.7 (talkcontribs)

This is a wiki and you can revert vandalism yourself. Read Help:Reverting for how. Thanks, Banyan Tree 23:00, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


this is shameful, and those who do this kind of non-sense have no self respect, or dignity, whatsoever. Psychron 14:07, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

i also think it seems weird that there are no citations for museveni being lauded by the west. if i look at the wiki page new generation of african leaders, it says clinton toured africa in 1998 and spoke about an unnamed group of them, but if museveni had been in power since 86 he wouldn't be a new leader, would he? that doesn't make any sense. Uncleosbert (talk) 22:03, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

There is some vandalism in the following section:

"Conflict in the northern uqerethqr7df1ehftserr1ig6fts81f2q yth76dyf1376he country. The arrest of the main opposition leader Kizza Besigye and the besiegement"

Reverted now. Thank you : ) Doc Tropics 00:04, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

Under Other, there's a link to an external charity's website. Pearlchildren,

I propose we remove think link because a) It doesn't contain any information about Uganda, only about the charity b) I've never heardof this charity, can we tell they are on the level? c) The site aims to raise funds for sponsorship, so is really an advert.

Unless there are any objections I will remove this on 25th June.

In relation to external links www.ugandaonline.net which used to be there has been removed any reasons why? Its a directory on Uganda with alot of information on Uganda—Preceding unsigned comment added by Uforg (talkcontribs)

This is the contributions of the IP that added the link. Clearly there is an slow-play attempt to spam Wikipedia and, just as clearly, Wikipedians' patience is running low. If some people want to do nothing but add links to their website, they just need to get used to it being removed as the spam that it is. - BanyanTree 20:54, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Colonial Uganda/British Uganda[edit]

Did colonial Uganda have a different flag to the one they have now? Speedboy Salesman 11:21, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Citations for 2006 Presidential Election; Faulty Citation under Religion[edit]

Citation #15 under the Religion Section links to a Financial Times that doesn't mention religion. Additionally, while the first sentence states that 78% of the population is Christian, the "Religion in Uganda" page on Wikipedia states (and properly cites) that this estimate is actually 66%.

The discussion about the 2006 Presidential Election requests citations. The first citation needed pertains to international perceptions of the election process and outcome. There is some mention of this, while brief, here: http://hrw.org/photos/2006/uganda/29.htm The subsequent sentence discusses the environment leading up to the election in Feb 2006. The information mentioned is found in the following article: http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/03/01/uganda12745.htm

Sorry I didn't just update the page myself -- This is the first time I've tried to add anything to Wikipedia, so I'm not sure how to do that & unfortunately don't have time to learn right now.

thanks 70.108.162.26 (talk) 08:22, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

The African country of Uganda has had a turbulent history in the 20th century, and music has been an integral part of the nation's development.

The first music in Uganda were bands playing songs from the US, Europe, Congo and Kenya. Many of the artist were from Congo.

In the 80's Jimmy Katumba and his band The Ebonies were known for their Ugandan music. In the late 1980s and 1990s many popular Ugandan songs come from the album Born in Africa, which was produced by Philly Lutaaya with the exile community in Sweden. The songs on this album remain very popular in Uganda, the musicians remain among the best-known Ugandan musicians.

In the 1990s a similar album was produced in Sweden by a supergroup of Ugandan musicians called Big Five. Also during the 90s, Ugandan discovers Geoffrey Oreyama, who has recorded several critically acclaimed albums on Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios|Real World label. Lately new artists have brought across cultural music that blends western styles with East African rhythms these include multi-instrumentalist.

Kampala is the center for Ugandan music, especially in the area of Wandegeya, which is the home of kadongo kamu. The most renowned musician of this style is Bernard Kabanda. There have been many contributors of Kadongo Kamu which means one guitar as the leading instrument used to be one guitar over the years. A few of them are dead now and a few of them have switched on to play the latest tunes with more than one guitar and lots of other instruments. Kadongo Kamu never used to appeal to the young kids in the towns especially the learned ones as much as it did to the older people however it was always educaional and informative.

A new style of music has developed in East Africa in recent years called takeu which comes from the first letters of Tanzania. Utake includes elements of music of Tanzania|Tanzanian, music of Kenya and Ugandan music.



Buganda is the southern most region of Uganda. The people in this region are known as the Baganda (one of the largest tribes in Uganda). This region has also had one of the longest reigning monarchies in Uganda. The Kingdom of Buganda is ruled by a king (known as "Kabaka"), who traditionally has been the main patron of the music of Buganda. Music includes massive and sacred drums, and a variety of vibrant dances such as Bakisimba, Nankasa, Amaggunju [an exclusive dance developed in the palace for the Kabaka]. The Baganda also have a wide variety of melodic musical instruments ranging from Chordophones like the ennanga harp and the entongoli lyre, lamellophones, aerophones, drums and idiophones; this region boasts one of the largest xylophone (called "Madinda") traditions in Sub Saharan Africa. There are two types of xylophones, the amadinda and the larger akadinda. Musicians from this region include Albert Ssempeke, Evalisto Muyinda, Nandujja and the late Elly Wamala.


The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, within which it shares borders with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala.


The President of Uganda, currently Yoweri Museveni, is both head of state and head of government. The president appoints a prime minister, currently Apolo Nsibambi, who aids him in governing. The parliament is formed by the National Assembly, which has 303 members. Eighty-six of these members are nominated by interest groups, including women and the army. The remaining members are elected for five-year terms during general elections.

In a measure ostensibly designed to reduce sectarian violence, political parties were restricted in their activities from 1986. In the non-party "Movement" system instituted by Museveni, political parties continued to exist, but they could only operate a headquarter office. They could not open branches, hold rallies or field candidates directly (although electoral candidates could belong to political parties). A constitutional referendum canceled this nineteen-year ban on multi-party politics in July 2005.

The presidential elections were held in February 2006. Benard Ssentango ran against several candidates, the most prominent of whom was exiled Dr. Kizza Besieges. Museveni was declared the winner in the elections, but international election observers did not condemn the election results or endorse the electoral process. Despite technically democratic elections, harassment of opposition had started months earlier in the form of a disturbing opposition campaign, detention of activists, rape and other criminal allegations against Besigye, and use of state funds for electoral campaigning.

Ssentango's tenure in office has been marred by allegations of massive corruption, embezzlement of public funds by a small section of the population and continued uncontrollable demonstrations of recent PRA suspects in court and Mabira Forest give-aways. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.158.125.116 (talk) 06:01, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

"Poop is..."[edit]

Someone block that guy who keeps doing that —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blank124 (talkcontribs) 23:14, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

The Ugandan Coat of Arms[edit]

... is not a two-tone grey shield with a white question mark on it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.206.106.245 (talk) 13:45, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Massive new edits from 64.252.184.216[edit]

I am not sure what to do given the recent history of this article, and have raised it at this noticeboard. Contributions would be welcome. Thanks DBaK (talk) 15:23, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Call for editors to collaborate on a new African history Wikiproject[edit]

All editors with a specific interest in African history are invited to help start a new African history Wikiproject. This is not a substitute for the Africa Wikiproject, but editors with a historian's perspective on African history articles (as opposed to a generalist interest in Africa) would collaborate on improving the historical quality of Wikipedia articles about Africa and African history. For more details click here or here here.

Ackees (talk) 16:02, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Baganda majority?[edit]

Hi. Until recently the article said "Uganda is home to many different ethnic groups, none of whom form a majority of the population." Then it was changed to say that the Baganda form the majority. This seems quite a big change to make without justification or discussion: if it is to be reinstated, may we please have a verifiable reference for it? Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 10:26, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Death Penalty on Homosexuality[edit]

I've got an article from the Guardian here. It's a reliable source, and it details... well, something that should go in the article. People need to know this, and where better than on the world stage of Wikipedia? --LordNecronus (talk) 00:27, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

It would appear to be covered under Human Rights. In addition, someone has just added a link to Uganda 2009 Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Best wishes, DBaK (talk) 08:26, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Maybe it should be included if this law indeed passes, but why should we mention a proposed law? This is a country article, so anything mentioned here should be very significant, and proposed law, controversial as it may be is not very significant. There is some media attention right now, but for a country article historical significance is the criterion, and it is far too early to say anything about that. As I said, if this law goes into effect it might be worth mentioning, but at the moment not. Pantherskin (talk) 09:05, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I think you're partly right! :) I think we should mention this proposed law because it does have a very significant potential effect on human rights. It is not speculation that the Bill exists, and if it is defeated then fine, that can be noted. But its mere existence, with the level of support it has, and the controversy it has aroused, does, I think, need explaining here. I do, though, agree that it has sometimes been receiving undue weight in this article: what I feel we need here is the briefest outline of what is proposed and its consequences, with links to the main articles on the Bill and on human rights, LGBT status, etc in Uganda. I think this article has suffered, as often happens in wp, from people who read about the controversy and then feel in their urgent concern that something must be done right now, we must tell the world etc and then they start adding stuff to the article at a rate of knots without even stopping to read it and see what is already there - let alone have a quick shufti at this Talk page. I'm not actually saying this is A Bad Thing per se, irritating though it can be to people who've been working on or watching a page for a while - I'd rather see overenthusiastic bounding-in than apathy! It just means though that we need to watch it a bit and avoid undue weight being added in a sort of flood of concern, which may threaten to overwhelm the article which is, after all, about a whole country with many more featuires and issues and stuff to write about than this one Bill, shocking though I (or you) many find it. Best wishes, DBaK (talk) 09:54, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Whatever people do, can they make sure there's at least one link to Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill? Editors will dump content here on the top-level country page if they don't see a more reasonable place to put it. Also, I have added a link to LGBT rights in Uganda in {{Uganda topics}} for those editors that wish to write about related topics. - BanyanTree 10:21, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

The sentence "Ugandan Government stands behind the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, further indicating a need for modern sexual education in Uganda." is riddled with bias not only on the issue of homosexuality but on the death penalty as well. It does not comply with Wikipedia's neutrality principle, and as such I am deleting it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Irishjpm153 (talkcontribs) 16:00, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

The part of the article that covers this bill should be under the Human Rights section. 75.221.20.146 (talk) 07:13, 7 March 2010 (UTC)


"Citations on the condition of homosexuals in Uganda also represent policies which have been directly condemned by nearly all progressive and democratic nations."

What's a progressive nation? What's progressive, non-democratic nation? (implied if "progressive AND democratic" is specified) --64.149.47.32 (talk) 22:55, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Inconsistency Between Pages[edit]

This page says there are 77 Districts, but the linked-to page for Ugandan Districts says there are 80. One of the two needs to be corrected. Since I came here seeking the information, I'm the wrong person to pick one... Jokeboy (talk) 22:46, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

To-do List[edit]

Hello. Does anyone have a general to-do list where are the pending things relating to the article are mentioned? This will make it easier to know how far the article has progressed. The progress can be known because once someone has completed a task s/he can cross it out. --Syed Kazim (Talk | Contribs) 23:14, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Official languages[edit]

Hi. I don't understand why the official languages keep getting changed. In the infobox we quote this constitutional amendment, from 2005 which says "Official language (1) The official language of Uganda is English. (2) Swahili shall be the second official language in Uganda to be used in such circumstances as Parliament may by law prescribe." This doesn't seem to leave much room for doubt, unless the problem is that that bit of constitution never got into use, or has been replaced, or something. If you know this to be the case, or any other reason why it is not as straightforward as (1) English (2) Swahili then please tell us here, with some references. But, in the absence of anything to the contrary this seems very clear. Any comments please? Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 17:03, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Ganda/Baganda/Buganda/Luganda/Uganda?[edit]

So the Ganda or Baganda people live in the Buganda kingdom in Uganda and speak Luganda... right? What do -ganda and the various prefixes mean? I think that would be helpful for all those articles. Thanks. --AW (talk) 08:00, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Anti-homosexuality bill[edit]

Why is there not even a mention of this under the Human Rights section? It has had worldwide condemnation, and even talks of David Bahati being charged with crimes against humanity. 174.58.137.241 (talk) 00:56, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Not only that, but there is also a lack of information about it on either the page for Genocide or evangelicalism. Mention of the bill belongs in Genocide because it would have allowed the government to move on to stage 7 of 8 listed here, and evangelicalism because evangelical groups supported it. 69.140.35.147 (talk) 12:49, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

2 points: Ugandan Districts & David Kato[edit]

Hello -

1. I think there needs to be a key created for the illustration "Districts of Uganda", otherwise, what's the point of having it? That's why I came here - to see the names of the districts.

2. And this is why - I made a memorial for Mr Kato on Find A Grave (I know - such a goofy name, but then nobody asked me) and requested that it he designated as famous: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64969752 . I read where he's buried in "Muhuno District" and in "Muhono District", so I was hoping to try to figure out if these are 2 separate Districts or if there's a misspeling. (Would anyone happen to know what village/town/city he was killed in?) I found his name displayed several ways: "David Kato", "David Kato Kisule", and "Kato David Kisule". If naming conventions in Uganda differ from many of the developed countries, perhaps there should be an little about that included in this article. (Or maybe there already is and I skipped over it?)

Thanks. Wordreader (talk) 00:22, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

How do Ugandans pronounce Uganda? -76.103.87.239 (talk) 07:09, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Health[edit]

Doing the math on the included figures, unless they're not telling the rest of the world about a cure for HIV, it means that a quarter of the population died of it. Is it really reasonable to call this a "success"? 197.177.156.2 (talk) 15:46, 29 July 2011 (UTC) Concerned Expat

I believe its referring to this: "In the 1980s, more than 30% of Ugandan residents had HIV; this had fallen to 6.4% by the end of 2008, the most effective national response to AIDS of any African country." I'd say this is reasonable. ViniTheHat (talk) 16:45, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Culture and Sport Section[edit]

This section is desperately in need of tidying up. There are no citation for any of the facts on the sports entries and there seems to be no criteria for what sports should be included other than the author claims they are popular. Also, although the section is for Culture as well there are no references for anything but sport. Nshimbi (talk) 12:46, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Article in unknown language[edit]

In what language is this article: Esigalyakagolo ? Please comment on Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English#Esigalyakagolo.  Andreas  (T) 02:36, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Dislike subheading - less than progressive, to say the least[edit]

I would love to see the subheading, "Women in Poverty and Their Problems" changed. I could read something like, "The Effect of Poverty on Women" or, even better, recognize that poverty effects everyone and have a general sub-heading about "The Effects of Poverty". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.37.60.194 (talk) 16:52, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Languages?[edit]

There is a difference between "Official Language" designation, which is highly political and actual language spoken in-country. Please evaluate Languages of Uganda and review. Twillisjr (talk) 21:28, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm working on sourcing this section and Languages of Uganda... from what I can find, English was the sole official language until 2005, when the constitution was amended to have Swahili be the "second official" language. It is a contentious issue, and most country summaries I've found (the CIA factbook, etc.) aren't updated. Of course many languages are spoken in the country, including Luganda, Arabic, English, Swahili, etc. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 16:55, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Didi's World[edit]

I removed the following. Having a dedicated subsection for a theme park in a country-level article seems quite excessive. -- Khazar2 (talk) 13:48, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Theme Parks[edit]

In Uganda, Didi's World is a theme park that has been considered the equivalent of Disneyland.[1]

further reading[edit]

I'm trying to clean this up. The further reading section only had one, tangentially relevant book listed. There are not too many good overview books on Uganda, but I've listed the ones I've found. -- phoebe / (talk to me) 17:00, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Anti-gay law report outdated[edit]

The anti-gay law section reads "Debate of the bill was delayed in response to global condemnation but is now expected to be passed before Christmas 2012.[43] ". It is now October 2013. Any new information? 110.132.78.55 (talk) 15:04, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=T3RYYPSq8JoC&pg=PA112&dq=didi%27s+world+uganda&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eDnmUOXEH9Kx0QHA6YDIAQ&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=didi%27s%20world%20uganda&f=false