Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.
The Queen's position vis-a-vis Uganda was entirely separate from her role in any other country. The Queen's title when she was head of state in independent Uganda was: Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Uganda and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth. Her constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Uganda. The following Governors-General held office:
Uganda adopted a new constitution in 1963 which abolished the monarchy. Uganda became a republic within the Commonwealth. However, the new Ugandan state was deliberately not referred to as a republic, and the constituent native kingdoms (such as Buganda) continued in existence. Following the abolition of the monarchy by the proclamation of the State of Uganda on 9 October 1963, the Kabaka (King) of Uganda, Edward Mutesa II, became the first President of Uganda. The description "State" implied that the post-Commonwealth realm was not a republic but instead a "federation of tribal kingdoms". Uganda did not become a republic de jure until 1966 with Obote's conflict with President Edward Mutesa II.
Princess ElizabethBagaya of Toro, one-time foreign secretary of Uganda, retained him to sue several British newspapers that had reported Idi Amin’s stated reasons for firing her (a series of lurid but unsubstantiated complaints about her behaviour).
In recent days, the North Korean authorities have announced the closure of missions to Spain, Uganda and Angola. Unconfirmed reports in a Japanese newspaper claim that more than ten diplomatic premises ...
A young man in Uganda has been charged with ‘aggravated homosexuality’ – an offence punishable by death – in a historic first ...Metro newspaper ... Uganda has not executed anyone in around two decades, but capital punishment has not been abolished.
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He is worried that evidence of the extensive, brutal torture he endured before fleeing Uganda, etched permanently into his body, would terrify them ... I have to keep going, I have to keep pushing until Uganda gets a better person to lead it.
The protesters expressed their solidarity with Ugandan activists who also protested against the pipeline, which is set to transport oil extracted at Uganda's Lake Albert reserves to the port city of Tanga in Tanzania, the newspaper reported.
... night-time assault by suspected Islamist rebels on his school dormitory in western Uganda ... On Sunday, grief-stricken families buried 21 of the students, according to Uganda's New Vision newspaper.
We are bringing new forces to the Uganda side as we continue the hunting on the Congo side.' ... On Saturday, privately owned NTV Uganda television said the death toll stood at 41, while the state-run New Vision newspaper said it was 42.