According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Uganda is +256. It is a landlocked East African country with an estimated population of 44 million people. The official language is English, however Swahili and Luganda are also spoken throughout the country. Uganda has a tropical climate characterized by hot and humid summers and mild winters with temperatures ranging from 19 to 32 degrees Celsius. The rainy season usually occurs between March and May while the dry season tends to occur between June and August. Ugandan culture has been heavily influenced by its history as well as the different ethnic groups that make up its population. Music styles range from traditional folk music such as Akadinda or Adungu to more modern genres such as hip hop or R&B while traditional dance often incorporates intricate hand movements accompanied by drums or other instruments. Religion also plays an important role in Ugandan culture with Christianity being the predominant faith followed by other faiths such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Baha’i. Uganda is home to many unique species including African Elephant, Rothschild Giraffe, African Wild Dog and Shoebill among many others. There are also several national parks where visitors can explore these animals in their natural habitats such as Murchison Falls National Park or Kibale National Park. Uganda is a multi-party democracy, with the president serving as both head of state and head of government. The current president is Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986. The government is based on the 1995 Constitution, which guarantees fundamental human rights and freedoms. The unicameral Parliament of Uganda consists of members who are elected for five-year terms. Political parties are represented in the legislature and national elections are held every five years to choose a president and members of parliament. The ruling party in Uganda is the National Resistance Movement (NRM), which has been in power since 1986. Other political parties include the Democratic Party (DP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Justice Forum (JEEMA) and Uganda People’s Congress (UPC). Uganda has also seen an increase in civil society organizations that are actively engaged in advocating for democracy and human rights, such as Human Rights Network Uganda and Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Uganda.
Yearbook 2004 Uganda. At the request of Uganda, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague began examining the Christian fundamentalist rebel movement Lord’s Resistance […]