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Uganda


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Republic of Uganda

        conventional short form:
        Uganda

    • Digraph:
      UG

    • Type:
      republic

    • Capital:
      Kampala

    • Administrative divisions:
      39 districts; Apac, Arua, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Gulu, Hoima, Iganga, Jinja, Kabale, Kabarole, Kalangala, Kampala, Kamuli, Kapchorwa, Kasese, Kibale, Kiboga, Kisoro, Kitgum, Kotido, Kumi, Lira, Luwero, Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Moroto, Moyo, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nebbi, Ntungamo, Pallisa, Rakai, Rukungiri, Sototi, Tororo

    • Independence:
      9 October 1962 (from UK)

    • National holiday:
      Independence Day, 9 October (1962)

    • Constitution:
      8 September 1967, in process of constitutional revision

    • Legal system:
      government plans to restore system based on English common law and customary law and reinstitute a normal judicial system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since 29 January 1986); Vice President Dr. Specioza Wandira KAZIBWE (since 18 November 1994)

        head of government:
        Prime Minister Kintu MUSOKE (since 18 November 1994)

        cabinet:
        Cabinet; appointed by the president

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        National Resistance Council:
        elections last held 28 March 1993 (next to be held end of 1995); results - 284 non-partisan delegates elected to an interim Constituent Assembly with the principal task of writing a final draft of a new constitution for Uganda on the basis of which a regular Constituent Assembly will be elected

        note:
        first free and fair election in 30 years is to be held by end of 1995

    • Judicial branch:
      Court of Appeal, High Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      only party - National Resistance Movement (NRM), Yoweri MUSEVENI

        note:
        Ugandan People's Congress (UPC), Milton OBOTE; Democratic Party (DP), Paul SSEMOGEERE; and Conservative Party (CP), Joshua S. MAYANJA-NKANGI continue to exist but are all proscribed from conducting public political activities

    • Other political or pressure groups:
      Lord's Resistance Army (LRA); Ruwenzori Movement

    • Member of:
      ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, EADB, ECA, FAO, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGADD, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNITAR, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

    • Diplomatic representation in US:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Stephen Kapimpina KATENTA-APULI

        chancery:
        5911 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011

        telephone:
        [1] (202) 726-7100 through 7102, 0416

        FAX:
        [1] (202) 726-1727

    • US diplomatic representation:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador E. Michael SOUTHWICK

        embassy:
        Parliament Avenue, Kampala

        mailing address:
        P. O. Box 7007, Kampala

        telephone:
        [256] (41) 259792, 259793, 259795

        FAX:
        [256] (41) 259794

    • Flag:
      six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red; a white disk is superimposed at the center and depicts a red-crested crane (the national symbol) facing the staff side






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