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The Kayunga article is auf Deutsch. Suggestion: delete the English article and create a German article with the current text. Or translate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DDPara (talkcontribs) 02:59, 26 January 2009 (UTC)


I am wondering whether Karamoja the place, the Karamojong the people and the as yet unwritten Karamojong language articles should not be combined into one article. Is there a policy on this? Apalomita (talk) 21:44, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Nothing as hard as policy as far as I'm aware, though Mergism and Separatism may give some idea of the 'ideological' tension at work. While I'm usually OK with merging related stubs into a single article, Karamoja is far beyond a stub and Karamojong is borderline. I would strongly recommend against a merge in this case. - BanyanTree 04:10, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Uganda[edit]

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

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We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 23:31, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

African cinema task force[edit]

An African cinema task force has been proposed at WikiProject Films, which would include the cinema of Uganda. Interested editors are encouraged to sign up - if there is enough interest, then the task force will be created! Many thanks, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 04:05, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


Do you want someone who is wp-ignorant like me? If so, do I just edit my name to the list? I am sorry, but I find Wikipedia to be so pedantic on procedure, so that I am scared to move without knowledgeable advises.--Juliet (talk) 03:10, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Absolutely. Just add your name to the bottom of the list.
Wikipedia has gotten more and more annoying about procedure over the years, which probably has made it more hostile to newcomers. If you have a question, you are of course free to ask, as you've done here. If someone gets on your case because you weren't aware of the subclauses of some obscure policy, point to Wikipedia:Be bold and ask for assistance on the "right" way to do it. Some people seem to be on Wikipedia for no other reason than gleefully pointing out the mistakes of editors, and are spectacularly ineffectual on anything constructive, so I recommend moving on if you seem to have run into one of those. Cheers and welcome, BanyanTree 04:13, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

question for all[edit]

Thanks to BanyanTree, who has adopted me, I am a member in this project. Because I know almost nothing of WP procedures, I want to ask you all about the following, because I do not wish to waste your time or replicate your own work. So:

My first, small, piece of work will be to expand the introduction section of 'Uganda'. It will paraphrase the existing article, because that is what the 'too short' tag seems to ask. It will be in the style of other 'nation' articles. Also, added will be some short history about how the nation came to existence.

It will be not done for 3 or 4 weeks (mid-semester break). Does this agree with all of you?

With respect --Juliet (talk) 23:40, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Article alerts[edit]

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Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest[edit]

A proposal has been posted for a contest between all 200 country WikiProjects. We're looking for judges, coordinators, ideas, and feedback.

The Transhumanist 00:39, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Idi Amin[edit]

I am posting this here as the project banner appears on the article talk page. I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. I have found some concerns with the article which you can see at Talk:Idi Amin/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 17:20, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Proposing project banstar and qualifications for receiving it[edit]

I have requested that there be a special barnstar for Uganda related content created. If and when it is, I would suggest that this particular barnstar be given out only for improvement to those articles which have been included in one or more release versions of wikipedia, providing an added incentive to working on those articles, specifically for bringing them up to GA, A, or FA quality. Thoughts? John Carter (talk) 19:18, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Crime in Uganda[edit]

The above article space page is currently a redirect to Category:Crime in Uganda. It would really be very useful if someone turned it into an article itself, particularly considering it is a rather significant topic to any country. John Carter (talk) 13:53, 30 November 2009 (UTC)


Proposed barnstar

Hi! I'm wondering if you guys are interested in using this proposed award. This was created per a request by John Carter (talk · contribs) more than a month ago, but the discussion there has become stale now. It's pretty much up to this project; if you like it, please feel free to use it. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 03:29, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

I have created the template, see the bottom of this page Skibden (talk) 15:58, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects provides a list, updated daily, of unreferenced living people articles (BLPs) related to your project. There has been a lot of discussion recently about deleting these unreferenced articles, so it is important that these articles are referenced.

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Thank you.

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If you have any questions or concerns, visit User talk:DASHBot/Wikiprojects. Okip 23:20, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Xenobot Mk V to tag articles in project scope and/or auto-assess unassessed articles[edit]

A request has been made to tag & auto-assess articles in the scope of this project based on categories and/or auto-assess the project's unassessed articles.

To auto-assess, Xenobot Mk V (talk · contribs) looks for a {{stub}} template on the article, or inherits the class rating from other project banners (see here for further details).

Feel free to raise any questions or concerns regarding this process. The task will commence after 72 hours if there are no objections.

BelovedFreak 13:09, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Ganda language[edit]

There is a discussion underway at Talk:Ganda language on changing the article title from Ganda language to Luganda language. Anyone with knowledge of this issue is encouraged to comment. Skinsmoke (talk) 12:45, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

I lived in Uganda for several months during the summer of 2009. There the language is called Luganda. Hmorris3 (talk) 17:44, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Uganda articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Uganda articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:46, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar created[edit]

Uganda Barnstar.png The Uganda Barnstar
This is for doing gooood stuff to Uganda
this WikiAward was given to WikiProject Uganda by Skibden (talk) on 15:57, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

I have created this barnstar-template and added it to Wikipedia:Barnstars/Barnstar of National Merit

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:43, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Railways and train ferries[edit]

I'm not a member of WP Uganda but I've created articles for Kenya and Uganda Railways and Harbours and the Ugandan ferries MV Kabalega, MV Pemba, PS Lugard II, PS Speke and SS Robert Coryndon. I've also revised and expanded articles for the Uganda Railway, East African Railways and Harbours Corporation, Uganda Railways Corporation and MV Kaawa.

However, the Kaawa, Kabalega and Pemba articles still lack a lot of basic technical data. I have been unable to find out what company in what country built them, at what dates and what their yard numbers, dimensions and tonnages are. There are also remarkably disparate claims as to how many railway wagons each ferry can carry – although of course this may depend on the length of the wagons.

I have been unable to find out exactly what route and ports PS Speke served on the Victoria Nile and Lake Kyoga. I am unfamiliar with Uganda's geography: is the Victoria Nile navigable for this size of ferry all the way from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert?

I have found that PS Lugard II was delivered from her builders to Uganda via the Lake Victoria port of Kisumu in Kenya. She was sent in kit form from Scotland as far as Kisumu. Could she have been assembled and launched at Kisumu and reached the Victoria Nile under her own steam?

The Uganda Railway also had paddle steamers called PS Stanley (1910) and PS Grant (1925) that I think plied the Victoria Nile and Lake Kyoga and PS Lugard (1927) that plied the Albert Nile until Lugard II replaced her. Unfortunately I've been unable to find enough material online to create articles for any of these ships, so I would be grateful for any help in this direction. Motacilla (talk) 12:52, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Uganda will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Uganda's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:19, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Sarah. I will be editing and adding to the current page on Health in Uganda: Maternal Health. This will definitely cover information about maternal roles in Uganda and how Uganda culture affects maternal health. Hopefully this will add to what you are currently doing. Any suggestions on what else I should include would be great! Thanks! Hmorris3 (talk) 17:42, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Kumusha Takes Wiki[edit]

I created a page to give quickly some explanation about a project starting this month for a year, Wikipedia:Kumusha Takes Wiki. Key words are Ivory Coast, Uganda, Wikimedia projects, OpenStreetMap and photographic contest in Africa. It is a French (in Côte d'Ivoire) and English (in Uganda) project. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to drop a word on the talk page or follow the twitter account. Anthere (talk) 21:29, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

The WikiAfrica project at the Africa Centre is seeking a researcher who has exceptional investigative, data gathering, Wikipedia/Wikimedia knowledge and writing skills for an exciting 4-week intensive short-term project for WikiAfrica’s Kumusha Takes Wiki project.
Proficiency in French is a bonus, as is experience of Uganda and/or Cote d’Ivoire. The researcher will need to start immediately.
Applicants should submit a CV showing relevant research experience to wikiafrica @
Application deadline: 15th November.
Anthere (talk)
25th of November 2013 : The Kumusha Takes Wiki is currently calling for applications from enthusiastic candidates in Côte d’Ivoire and Uganda to drive the project among selected communities in their home countries. This contract is a full time position for one year. Residence in the country of operation (either Côte d’Ivoire or Uganda) is mandatory, as is travel for a maximum of 2 months to attend a course in Cape Town. Full announcement available here. Interested persons should apply by 11th December 2013. Anthere (talk)

Source materials - list of Uganda journals indexed[edit]

This could be useful for editors on this Wikiproject: List of Uganda Journals Indexed (June 4, 2010) -- Djembayz (talk) 05:24, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Christopher Senyonjo[edit]

I've recently expanded Christopher Senyonjo and proposed it for DYK. I'd welcome comments. One issue concerns the name: the international media seem to prefer the one used in the article, but many Ugandan sources use Ssenyonjo instead. Can someone comment on why the two versions exist, and what is preferable practice here? Wnt (talk) 12:01, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 30/05[edit]

Draft:Child Health in Uganda. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:36, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Africa may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 01:58, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles--Kaiyr (talk) 13:04, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Sad state of articles relating to Uganda[edit]

The articles relating to Uganda are in a very sad and unencyclopedic state. Those interested in improving them can find a list at Index of Uganda-related articles. Thanks. (talk) 02:50, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Not sure if anyone is watching but..... Comment[edit]

Daisy Ejang could do with some references - I am not familiar with African Reliable Sources. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:57, 5 December 2015 (UTC)


User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. Would anybody here be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:03, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Images of Shilling[edit] Can me help everbody? I want to upload to commons the images of banknotes. Zastava S. Jugoslavije.png Szajci pošta 16:28, 2 December 2016 (UTC)