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Culture of Uganda. The culture of Uganda is made up of a diverse range of ethnic groups.

Culture of Uganda

Lake Kyoga forms the northern boundary for the Bantu-speaking peoples, who dominate much of East, Central, and Southern Africa. In Uganda, they include the Baganda and several other tribes. In the north, the Lango and the Acholi peoples predominate, who speak Nilotic languages. To the east are the Iteso and Karamojong, who speak a Nilotic language, whereas the Gishu are part of the Bantu and live mainly on the slops of Mt. Elgon. Religion[edit] Christians make up 85.2% of Uganda's population. Sport[edit] Football is the national sport in Uganda. Basketball is not well developed in Uganda, but there is a national league played by college students and a few high school students. Culture. Ugandan cuisine. Roast chicken Ugandan cuisine consists of traditional and modern cooking styles, practices, foods and dishes in Uganda, with English, Arab, and Asian (especially Indian) influences.

Ugandan cuisine

Like the cuisines of most countries, it varies in complexity, from the most basic, a starchy filler with a sauce of beans or meat, to several-course meals served in upper-class homes and high-end restaurants. [citation needed] Main dishes[edit] Main dishes are usually centered on a sauce or stew of groundnuts, beans or meat. Fruits and vegetables[edit] Various leafy greens are grown in Uganda.

Some traditional food names[edit] Posho or Ugali consists of maize flour (cornmeal) cooked with water to a porridge- or dough-like consistency. Some traditional and historic Ugandan foods include: Cuisine. Music of Uganda. Ugandan music is as diverse as the ethnicity of its people.

Music of Uganda

The country is home to over 30 different ethnic groups and tribes and they form the basis of all indigenous music. Music. List of Ugandans. List of Ugandans From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Names of Ugandans (arranged alphabetically by first name) whose biographies are listed on the English Wikipedia include: Contents: [hide] A[edit] Aby Jose - Irinjalakuda.

List of Ugandans

Sports. Cinema. Ugawood. The emerging film industry in Uganda is known as Ugawood[1] or sometimes Kinauganda by the locals.[2] The 2005 production Feelings Struggle directed by Ashraf Ssemwogerere is credited with being the first Ugawood film.[3] This steadily growing film industry has been stated by many as so derived from the famous Hollywood, and the same manner as Nollywood and Bollywood.[4][5] In a story ran in a local newspaper in Uganda about the naming of the industry, filmmakers Kuddzu Isaac, Matt Bish and Usama Mukwaya were quoted stating that Ugawood would be the most appropriate for representation. [6]


Tourism in Uganda. Tourism in Uganda is focused on Uganda's landscape and wildlife.

Tourism in Uganda

It is a major driver of employment, investment and foreign exchange, contributing 4.9 trillion Ugandan shillings (US$1.88 billion or €1.4 billion as of August 2013) to Uganda's GDP in the financial year 2012-13.[1] Tourism can be used to fight poverty in Uganda. There is the tourism companies which employ people directly as drivers, guides, secretaries, accountants etc. We have products which are bought by tourists for example art and crafts, traditional attire. Tourism can also be operated online by the online based companies. History[edit] In the late 1960s, Uganda had a prosperous tourist industry with 100,000 visitors each year. However, the loss of charismatic wildlife in previously popular safari parks such as Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park prevented these parks from competing with similar tourist attractions in neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania.

The Uganda Scouts Association. The Uganda Scouts Association is the national Scouting organization of Uganda.

The Uganda Scouts Association

The Association became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1964. It serves 116,465 members (as of 2011).[1] History[edit] Scouting was founded in British protectorate of Uganda in 1915. Church missionary Rev. During World War II, Scouts served their community by working in post offices sorting mail, directing traffic and other meaningful duties. Uganda AIDS Orphan Children Foundation. The Uganda AIDS Orphan Children Foundation (UAOCF) is a non-profit charity that helps vulnerable children and those orphaned by AIDS in Uganda.

Uganda AIDS Orphan Children Foundation

UAOCF received 501 (c) (3) charity status in 2003; subsequently, the Internal Revenue Service granted permanent public charity status in 2006.[1] The foundation's mission is to provide support to orphans in foster homes and to support Hope House, the Kabale Diocese residential facility/technical school for orphans.[2] As of April 2009, UAOCF supports over 50 children at Hope House and over 350 all together.[3] Based in Los Angeles, California [4] and with operations in four Ugandan districts: Kabale, Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kanungu, UAOCF was formed in 2004 in response to the far-reaching repercussions of the AIDS epidemic. The Sub-Saharan African nation has more than 2.3 million children orphaned due to AIDS-related deaths. History[edit] Uganda has been greatly impacted by the devastation of HIV/AIDS.