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Uganda

To some, it is a remote area unknown...until now.To others, it is a big deal. To lots of people, it is home. We will learn about this beautiful country through this prezi.
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Tandie Brown

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Uganda, Africa The Pearl of Africa Culture In Uganda All in All... Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot, as evidenced by the existence of 30-plus different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handicrafts. The country’s most ancient inhabitants, confined to the hilly southwest, are the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmies, relics of the hunter-gatherer cultures that once occupied much of East Africa to leave behind a rich legacy of rock paintings, such as at the Nyero Rock Shelter near Kumi. Buganda is renowned for her distinct ceremonial occassions organized for observance, commemoration, inauguration, remembrance or fullfilment of cultural rituals and norms. Matooke (bananas of the plantain type) is a popular local dish among the Baganda. Tamenhaibunga; This kind of dance is practiced by the Basoga tribe. Tamenhaibunga literally means “good friends drink together but they do not fight each other lest they break the guard (eibuga) that contains the drink." The guard is symbolically used to express the value and fragility of love and friendship. The Buganda monarchy presents one of the best documentations of kingship in Uganda. The head of state is the King locally known as Kabaka. The current king of Buganda, His Highness Ronald Mutebi II was crowned the 36th Kabaka of Buganda in 1993 after his father Sir Edward Mutesa II died in exile.
The kingdom also constitutes a Parliament (Lukiiko), comprising mainly of elderly heads of its 52 clans. Other people, who occupy important positions in the kingdom, include the Queen (Nabagereka), the Prime Minister (Katikiiro), the royal sister (Nalinya) and the Queen Mother (Namasole). Traditionally, a man could marry five wives or more provided he could cater for them. It was easier to become polygamous in Buganda than in other parts of Uganda because the bride wealth obligations we're not prohibitive.

"Enough living in the past, already! If you want something more than this king-queen drama, read this. Today's Ugandans live poor lives ranching, farming, brewing, and a bunch of other stuff, assumptively, we don't woory about. Ugandans About 500 B.C. Bantu-speaking peoples migrated to the area now called Uganda. By the 14th century, three kingdoms dominated, Buganda (meaning "state of the Gandas"), Bunyoro, and Ankole. Uganda was first explored by Europeans as well as Arab traders in 1844. An Anglo-German agreement of 1890 declared it to be in the British sphere of influence in Africa, and the Imperial British East Africa Company was chartered to develop the area. The company did not prosper financially, and in 1894 a British protectorate was proclaimed. Uganda became independent on Oct. 9, 1962. Sir Edward Mutesa, the king of Buganda (Mutesa II), was elected the first president, and Milton Obote the first prime minister, of the newly independent country. With the help of a young army officer, Col. Idi Amin, Prime Minister Obote seized control of the government from President Mutesa four years later. On Jan. 25, 1971, Colonel Amin deposed President Obote. Obote went into exile in Tanzania. Amin expelled Asian residents and launched a reign of terror against Ugandan opponents, torturing and killing tens of thousands. In 1976, he had himself proclaimed "President for Life." In 1977, Amnesty International estimated that 300,000 may have died under his rule, including church leaders and recalcitrant cabinet ministers.
After Amin held military exercises on the Tanzanian border in 1978, angering Tanzania's president, Julius Nyerere, a combined force of Tanzanian troops and Ugandan exiles loyal to former president Obote invaded Uganda and chased Amin into exile in Saudi Arabia in 1979. After a series of interim administrations, President Obote led his People's Congress Party to victory in 1980 elections that opponents charged were rigged. On July 27, 1985, army troops staged a coup and took over the government. Obote fled into exile.
The National Resistance Army (NRA), an anti-Obote group led by Yoweri Museveni, kept fighting after it had been excluded from the new regime. It seized Kampala on Jan. 29, 1986, and Museveni was declared president. Museveni has transformed the ruins of Idi Amin and Milton Obote's Uganda into an economic miracle, preaching a philosophy of self-sufficiency and anti-corruption. Western countries have flocked to assist him in the country's transformation. Nevertheless, it remains one of Africa's poorest countries. A ban on political parties was lifted in 1996, and the incumbent Museveni won 72% of the vote, reflecting his popularity due to the country's economic recovery. Government & History Geography & Diet Uganda is the Pearl of Africa. A land of beauty and no separation. Paying for their goods with shillings ,working mostly with agriculture. And a nice tourist attraction with lots of color, music, dance, artistry, and all around...once again...beauty. Uganda is underrated, although filled with nature, beauty,and culture. A Corbin Amos Production Under the alias of Tandie Brown Of Africa's Eye Thank you for information... Google Images CIA World Factbook AllAfrica.com InfoPlease.com VisitUganda.com A visual aid on Ugandan Food A visual aid on Ugandan art A visual aid on Ugandan dance JOYFUL AFRICA - UCC REACH OUT &TOUCH - UCC LonelyPlanet.com/Uganda Wikipedia Uganda, the book by Alexander Creed Sights Sipi Falls! Guess where the Nile starts Pros Cons Extras Child Warriors
Poverty
Previous Dictation
Non-loyalty towards Government Good food
Dancing
Good use of green bananas
Abolition of gayness and lesbianism The Nile River
Balance btw rural & urbanism
Eating bugs
Primitive Life ...but they're still Africans U.S. urope Uganda, twice the size of Pennsylvania, is in East Africa. It is bordered on the west by Congo, on the north by the Sudan, on the east by Kenya, and on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into three main areas—swampy lowlands, a fertile plateau with wooded hills, and a desert region. Lake Victoria forms part of the southern border. From Sipi Falls to the Shrine of the respected Gandhi, Uganda is certainly underrated.

Ugandan foodies enjoy their exotic MATOOKE, or squashed plantains. Aside from that, Ugandans enjoy UGALI, which is most generally classified as porridge, NSWAA, white ant, SIM-SIM, sesame, and SOYBEANS. Shrine of Gandhi Although U.S.-Ugandan relations were strained during the rule of Idi Amin in the 1970s, relations improved after Amin's fall. In mid-1979, the United States reopened its embassy in Kampala. Relations with successor governments were cordial, although Obote and his administration rejected strong U.S. criticism of Uganda's human rights situation.
Bilateral relations between the United States and Uganda have been good since Museveni assumed power, and the United States has welcomed his efforts to end human rights abuses and to pursue economic reform. Uganda is a strong supporter of the Global War on Terror. The United States is helping Uganda achieve export-led economic growth through the African Growth and Opportunity Act and provides a significant amount of development assistance. At the same time, the United States is concerned about continuing human rights problems and the pace of progress toward the establishment of genuine political pluralism.
U.S. development assistance in Uganda has the overall goal of reducing mass poverty. Most U.S. program assistance is focused in the areas of health, education, and agriculture. Both the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have major programs to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Other programs promote trade and investment, curb environmental degradation, encourage the peaceful resolution of local and international conflicts, and promote honest and open government. The United States also provides large amounts of humanitarian assistance to populations without access to adequate food supplies because of conflict, drought and other factors.
U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers are active in primary teacher training and HIV/AIDS programs. The Department of State carries out cultural exchange programs, brings Fulbright lecturers and researchers to Uganda, and sponsors U.S. study and tour programs for a wide variety of officials from government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Through Ambassador's Self-Help Fund, local groups in poor areas receive assistance for small projects with a high level of community involvement.
U.S.-Ugandan relations also benefit from significant contributions to health care, nutrition, education, and park systems from U.S. missionaries, non-governmental organizations, private universities, HIV/AIDS researchers, and wildlife organizations. Expatriate Ugandans living in the U.S. also promote stronger links between the two countries.
Principal U.S. Officials include Ambassador Jerry P. Lanier, Deputy Chief of Mission John F. Hoover, Public Affairs Officer Daniel Travis, and USAID Director David Eckerson.
The U.S. maintains an embassy in Kampala, Uganda. Recreation INTERVIEWING YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI YM-Hello, Corbin.
CA-Hello, Mr. Prez. I want to
ask some questions.
YM-Ask away.
CA-How do you govern your
citizens?
YM-I am the president, as we are a republic.
CA-Great! How long have you been in power?
YM-I don't think of it necessarily as "power," but I will answer, for 4 terms since I was elected.
CA-I suspected. What are
your people's rights?
YM- They have the right of speech, assembly, and...well, just about the same as in your country.
CA-Why did I think so? Are there any disadvantages?
YM-Offhand, I can only think of poverty.
CA-Thank you for answering my interview, Mr. President.
YM-Please, it was nothing. Don't even mention it. Religion Most Ugandans are Protestant
Christian (*sarcastically*Thank you, Great Britain!), though, if not, most likely Islamic or Atheist. The government celebrates hlidays of both religions. Recreation Ugandans spend their free time mostly playing football. Note: FOOT-ball. We call it "European-style football." Leave it to England to butt into everyone's business and make it their own. Education It's a country struck by poverty.
My best bet would have been that they only know their numbers, letters, words, names, instructions, and farm tools, but I was somewhat wrong. It's actually 66.8% if you average the literacy rate. It's unequal, though. Food Baganda enjoy... MATOOKE-
UGALI-
SIM-SIM-
SOYBEANS-
NSWAA-
and INFLUENCE FOODS Influences-England, Saudi Arabia, and Asia (including India) Dance Ugandan dancing is very interesting. Later you will see a video. BM! IT's pretty much all about...festivities! Don't hesitate, just go for it! Do it like no one's watching! Go wild! This is Ugandan gospel music, but was supposed to be background music. I just don't know how to do it. Did I drop my journal? Oops. JEoCGA Monday-I played football (Foot-Ball)
Tuesday-I tried some MATOOKE, though bananas give me stomachaches
Wednesday-I received my first real kanzu
Thursday-I tried some UGALI, and it was good.
Friday-I visited the Mpigi Mosque. (Disguised as a muslim)
Saturday-I went to the Nile River, and dove down Sipi Falls (background picture). Mom was mad.
Sunday-I tried some soybeans. Eh...original. Thank you for watching this prezi... Thanx! See ya! Agri.=82%
Ind.=5%
Serv.=13% I bet Mr. Flood saw this coming Ahem, ANH! However, if he did see this coming (before prezi)... If he didn't see this coming... Aww, now I owe Anh ten bucks! Yo, Anh! Gimme ten bucks! You know what, let's move on already! Ain't nobody got time for this! But if you really want to see it... WAIT!!! We forgot something! Demographics L.E.=54(53 for men-55 for women)
I.M.=62/1000 born
L.R.=66.8(76.8 for men-57.7 for women)[2002]
GDP=$1,400.00
GC= 1 00 N, 32 00 E I would enjoy living in Uganda. To my surprise,it has come along better than I expected. Really, it is a beautiful place. I wonder how many tourists they have every summer. Sitting here typing this wouldn't help, but, yes. Living in Uganda would be a big fat yes! The one thing stopping me is how much I may miss my friends from the US, but wait 'till I get back (assuming that I'm going). Would anyone else? National Language: English
-Reason: It's not like it's Great Britain, again UGANDA NEEDS A BREWER! Must know a lot of ales, beers, wines, and whiskeys
Can't be non-charismatic
Obviously must know what a cup is
Obviously must have hands and feet (& legs & arms)
Must be cooperative
Must be friendly
Must be @L 18 y/o You get drinks for free, because you work there
People loves them their drinks!
The drinks are a little expensive, and we don't cut too much out of your salary!! Comic Since I don't have it with me, to describe it, a Ugandan child warrior has just died. Death comes for his soul and realizes it's just a kid with an M16. Death thinks it's sad that Ugandans allow children, the so-called, future generations of Ugandans, on the battlefield. This points out that child warriors is very sad and somewhat corrupt for Death, though it is still happening. TRAVEL AD Corb, pass it out! If, by any chance i forgot my ad, again, Sipi Falls is in the background. "OLYOTYA!" is in big letters, as it is inviting people to Uganda. "Olyotya" is the Luganda word for "hello," so it is used as in "Hey, look here!" It also makes a reference to FOOT-ball and Kampala, the capital city.
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