American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A country of east-central Africa. Inhabited since Paleolithic and Neolithic times, the region was settled by migrating Bantu people around A.D. 1100 and by Nilotic peoples from the north in the late 17th century. Various kingdoms and states were established beginning in the 14th century, including the Bantu kingdom of Buganda, which became a British protectorate in 1894. The protectorate was later extended to the entire region, which became independent as Uganda in 1962. Kampala is the capital and the largest city. Population: 30,300,000.
- n. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Uganda.
- n. a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
- Swahili Buganda (subnational kingdom), from Luganda Buganda ("land of the Ganda"). (Wiktionary)
“KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Coca-Cola Company, nonprofit TechnoServe, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a partnership to enable over 50,000 small fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity and double their incomes by 2014.”
“UGANDA - Butcheries and livestock markets in seven northern Uganda districts have been closed due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.”
“KAMPALA, UGANDA (BosNewsLife) -- A 76-year-old Italian missionary has been killed in northern Uganda, less than two weeks after an”
“Review_; The Present System of Education in Uganda, in the July number of _Uganda Notes_; The Gold Coast: Some Consideration of its”
“The recent proposed law calling for captial punishment for gays in Uganda is the handiwork of American evangelicals such as Rick Warren and Scott Lively.”
“Learning about the legislative process and the complicated role of the United States in Uganda is not as easy, morally satisfying, or sexy as imagining that the supplies you clean out of your desk will be helping a former child soldier learn to read and write in a few weeks.”
“Collecting pens and school supplies for children who have escaped from a rebel armyis conveniently apolitical, but the role of the U.S. in Uganda is anything but.”
“Tullow Oil, the major oil exploration company with concessions in Uganda, is listed primarily on the London Stock Exchange and does not file annual reports with SEC.”
“As scientist, Marta Guerra, describes, “for people who like to do fairly exciting things … you feel like you are actually helping people, [disease hunting in Uganda] is a wonderful experience.””
“Ghanaian Kojo Nana Obiri-Yeboah, a preacher in Uganda, is under investigation for intending to scam his congregation into believing he has magic powers by shocking them with a commercially-available magic trick called the "Electric Touch.”
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