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Uganda High Commission Telephone Number / Customer Services Number
58–59 Trafalgar Square,
The Uganda Embassy is located in Central London at Uganda House, 58-59 Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DX.
The Uganda High Commission can be contacted on Telephone number 020 7839 5783, Facsimile number 020 7839 8925 or E-mail: [email protected]
Brief History Of Uganda
The colonial borders produced to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide array of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences complicated the establishment of a working political community after independence was attained in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 adversaries; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth . A constitutional referendum in 2005 nullified a 19-year prohibition on multi-party politics and revoked presidential term limits.
Uganda developed from the nineteenth century kingdom of Buganda, based along the northern shoreline of Lake Victoria. The country was never completely colonised, although in 1894 Buganda was declared a British protectorate. Growing self-government through a Legislative and Executive Council resulted in complete independence on 9 th October 1962. He was overthrown in 1971 by Army Chief of Staff, General Idi Amin, who created a brutal dictatorship. The Asian Community was expelled in intellectuals and 1972 persecuted. Edge tension caused an invasion by Tanzania, with support from exiled members of the Ugandan National Liberation Front (UNLF). President Amin was overthrown and ill-organised elections in 1980 returned Obote’s UPC .
The Langi factions inside the military and growing dissent between Acholi resulted from the Acholi, led by General Tito Okello in the overthrow of Obote.
In 1995, a new constitution was adopted by Uganda. The Constitution provided for Presidential, Parliamentary and local elections during the following two years, to be held underneath the present restrictions on action by political parties. A referendum was held in June 2000, which decided to maintain the limitations. The elections which followed in May and June 1996, for President and Parliament respectively, were generally free and fair, notwithstanding the prohibition on party activity.
The 2nd presidential election was held on 12 th. Substantial progress has been made in rebuilding infrastructure and in restoring peace. H.E. President Yoweri Museveni was re-elected for a third term.
Uganda has among the youngest and most rapidly growing populations on the planet; its total fertility rate is among the world’s maximum at 5.8 children per woman. Except in urban areas, actual fertility exceeds wanted fertility is ’sed by girls by one or two kids, which is indicative of lack of government support for family planning the widespread unmet need for contraception, and a cultural preference for big families. High amounts of births, short birth intervals, along with the early age of childbearing lead to Uganda’s high maternal mortality rate. Sex inequities additionally make fertility reduction hard; women on average are less-knowledgeable, participate in paid employment, and usually have little say in decisions over childbearing and their own reproductive health. However, even whenever birth rate were reduced, Uganda’s substantial pool of women entering reproductive age ensures fast population growth for decades ahead.
Unchecked, population increase will further strain the availability of natural resources and arable land and overwhelm the state’s limited means for providing health care, employment, schooling, food, housing, and basic services. The country’s north and northeast lag even further behind developmentally as opposed to rest of the country as a direct result long-term struggle (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 periodic natural disasters.
Uganda has been a a source of migrants and refugees and a host country for refugees. In 1972, then President Idi AMIN, in his drive to return Ugandans Uganda, expelled the South Asian population that composed a big share of bankers and the state’s businesspeople. 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 Ugandan physicians and nurses due to low wages is a special issue given the country’s deficit of skilled health care workers. Africans escaping clashes in neighboring states have found refuge in Uganda the country now struggles to host tens of tens of thousands from the Democratic Republic of South Sudan, the Congo, along with other nearby countries.
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