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An independent state within the Commonwealth, Uganda has been a Republic since 1963. The 1995 Constitution establishes that the President of the Republic, who is also the head of the executive power, is elected by direct suffrage for a five-year term. Legislative power is entrusted to the Parliament, made up of 2/3 of members elected every 5 years and 1/3 of representatives of the social categories and ex officio members. The multi-party electoral system was introduced with the referendum of 30 July 2005. At the top of the judicial system is the Uganda High Court, chaired by a Chief Justice, which has expertise in civil and criminal matters. Below it are the Court of Appeal and the Courts of the Magistrates. The latter were created following the reform of the judicial system carried out in 1970 and exercise limited jurisdiction, both in civil and criminal matters. There are courts of first, second and third level magistrates, depending on the seriousness of the case in question. The country was divided into judicial districts, each chaired by a Chief Magistrate. The death penalty is in effect. The various political upheavals have also affected the military structure. The defense of the country is entrusted to the armed forces divided into the three traditional weapons. Education is not compulsory. Many schools are administered by the government, others by the missions. To encourage a decrease in the rate of illiteracy, a plan was launched in 1995 which establishes free education for the first four children of each family. The school population has thus significantly increased, even if illiteracy continues to affect 26.4% of the population, according to a 2007 estimate. Primary education begins at 6 years and lasts 7 years. The secondary school comprises two cycles: the first of 4 years is preparatory to the second, mainly of technical, commercial or agricultural orientation. L’ Mbarara (specialized in scientific and technological studies and founded in 1989) and Mbale, for Islamic studies. According to COUNTRYAAH, Uganda is a nation in Eastern Africa, the capital city of which is Kampala. The latest population of Uganda is 45,741,018. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Uganda, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
CLIMATE
Although Uganda is an equatorial country and therefore included in the belt of intertropical convergences, its climate presents the characteristics of the high-est African lands and has monsoon rhythms. The trade wind SE, as in Kenya, brings the greatest rainfall from March to June, when the intertropical front moves northward; the second rainy season, from October to December, is due to the inflows – however not very high – of the NE trade wind. Overall, around 1500 mm of rain per year fall in the central section (Entebbe) which decreases significantly towards the NE (600 mm). Temperatures, mitigated by the altitude, have limited seasonal fluctuations (the average in Entebbe is around 20-22 ºC): this is more or less true for the whole plateau. The presence of vast lakes then determines further climatic contrasts, particularly accentuated in the case of Lake Victoria; as for the altitudinal effects, just think of Ruwenzori.

Conflicts in Uganda Part IV

Regional hunt for Kony However, the armed struggle against the LRA was not over. In fact, a number of Ugandan soldiers remained in the Congo, continuing to search for the scattered rebels. Many were also sent to southern Sudan and CAR, when groups of LRA rebels in 2009 went both east and north. However, fighting… Read More »

Conflicts in Uganda Part III

LRA’s goals After emerging during the chaotic late 1980’s, the LRA continued its struggle for decades to come. Over the years, the LRA has stated a number of different reasons for its armed struggle. Originally, they pointed to the government army’s violations of human rights in Acholi as one of the main reasons. They have… Read More »

Conflicts in Uganda Part II

1990’s: new rebel groups The 1990’s were marked by the emergence of new rebel groups. The armed struggle against Museveni’s regime began in northern Uganda, but rebel groups also emerged in the northeastern region of Teso. The northwestern region of West Nile Bank was relatively quiet until the mid-1990’s, when the West Nile Bank Front… Read More »

Conflicts in Uganda Part I

Uganda’s history has been marred by armed conflict. Even after the current president Yoweri Museveni took power in 1986, new rebel groups continued to emerge and take up the fight against the government. The main survivors today are the Alliance of Democratic Forces (ADF) and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), both of which have become… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Uganda

IELTS Testing Centres in Uganda In total, there is one test location in Uganda that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »

GRE Test Centers in Uganda

GRE Testing Locations Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Uganda, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Uganda offer both GRE… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Uganda

According to the College Board, there are 2 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Uganda. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university.… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Uganda

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Uganda, located in Kampala. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. Makerere University College of Computing & IS Makerere University College of Computing & IS Makerere Pool Road Plot 51- Level 6, Block A 256 Kampala Uganda… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Uganda

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »