Uganda is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania.
On 25 January 1971, Obote's government was ousted in a military coup led by armed forces commander Idi Amin Dada. Amin declared himself 'president,' dissolved the parliament, and amended the constitution to give himself absolute power.
Idi Amin's eight years’ rule produced economic decline, social disintegration, and massive human rights violations. In 1978, the International Commission of Jurists estimated that more than 100,000 Ugandans had been murdered during Amin's reign of terror; some authorities place the figure as high as 300,000--a statistic cited at the end of the 2006 movie “The Last King of Scotland”, which chronicled part of Amin's dictatorship.
M. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been President of Uganda since 1986.
Official name: Republic of Uganda
Surface: 236,860 km²
Capital city: Kampala
Official language: english
Other languages: english, luganda, swahili
Currency: shilling (1 eur=3758 UGX)
Population : 35 millions
Density : 136 hab/km²
Demographic rate : 3,57%
Fecondity rate : 6,7 birth/woman
Lifetime : 52 years old
Alphabetisation rate : 66 %
Religion(s) : catholic (45 %) protestants (40 %) muslims (10 %), other 5 %
Uganda is "the Pearl of Africa"