The colonial boundaries
created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped
together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems
and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a
working political community after independence was achieved in 1962.
The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the
deaths of some 300,000 opponents; 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 to Uganda. During the 1990s, the government
promulgated non-party presidential and legislative elections.
Location – East-Central
Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo