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Simple History Of Uganda
The colonial boundaries made by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide selection of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences complicated the establishment of a political community that was working after independence was achieved in 1962. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. A constitutional referendum in 2005 cancelled a 19-year prohibition on multi-party politics and lifted presidential term limits.
Uganda developed from the nineteenth century kingdom of Buganda, based across the northern shoreline of Lake Victoria. In 1894 Buganda was declared a British protectorate, but the state was never fully colonised. Growing self government through a Legislative and Executive Council led to complete independence on 9 th. He was overthrown in 1971 by Army Chief of Staff, General Idi Amin, who created a brutal dictatorship. The Asian Community was expelled in 1972 and intellectuals persecuted. President Amin was overthrown and ill-organised elections in 1980 returned Obote’s UPC to power.
Growing dissent between Acholi and the Langi factions within the army resulted in the overthrow of Obote by the Acholi, headed by General Tito Okello. Gen. Okello created a military council, but after a bitter battle in January 1986, the NRA occupied Kampala and Mr. Museveni was installed as President.
In 1995, a new constitution was adopted by Uganda. The Constitution provided for Presidential, Parliamentary and local elections within the next couple of years, to be held underneath the existing restrictions on activity by political parties. A referendum was held in June 2000, which decided to keep the limitations. The elections which followed in June 1996 and May, for President and Parliament respectively, were generally free and fair, notwithstanding the prohibition on party action.
March 2001, the next presidential election was held on 12th. H.E. President Yoweri Museveni won a second term in office. Substantial progress was made in restoring peace and in rebuilding infrastructure. H.E. President Yoweri Museveni was re elected for a third term.
Uganda has among the youngest and most rapidly growing populations in the world; its total fertility rate is one of the world’s highest at 5.8 children per woman. Except in urban areas, real fertility surpasses women’s desirable fertility by one or two children, which can be indicative of the prevalent unmet need for contraception, insufficient government support for family planning, and also a cultural preference for big families. High numbers of births, short birth intervals, and the early age of childbearing lead to Uganda’s high maternal mortality rate. Gender inequities also make fertility reduction tough; girls on average are less-well-informed, participate less in paid employment, and frequently have little say in decisions over childbearing and their very own reproductive health. However, even whenever birth rate were significantly reduced, Uganda’s big pool of women entering reproductive age ensures rapid population growth for decades to come.
Unchecked, population increase overwhelm the country’s and will further strain the access to natural resources and arable land small means for supplying schooling, employment, food, medical care, housing, and basic services. The state’s north and northeast lag even further behind developmentally compared to the remaining state as a direct result long-term conflict (the Ugandan Bush War 1981-1986 and more than 20 years of fighting between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and Ugandan Government forces), ongoing inter-communal violence, and regular natural disasters.
Uganda has been both a source of refugees and migrants and host state for refugees. In 1972, afterward President Idi AMIN, in his drive to return Uganda expelled the South Asian inhabitants that composed a sizable share of the state’s businesspeople and bankers. Since the 1970s, thousands of Ugandans have emigrated, mostly for security reasons, to southern Africa or the West, to escape poverty, to hunt for jobs, and for access to natural resources. The emigration of nurses and Ugandan doctors on account of low wages is a special issue given deficit of skilled health care workers to the state’s. Africans escaping clashes in neighboring states have found safety in Uganda since the 1950s; the country now struggles to host tens of tens of thousands from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and also other nearby nations.
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