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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Secondary Lib

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Uganda gained independence from Britain in 1962. Since then, Ugandans have had to endure much political instability, civil war, and poverty. Led by President Yoweri Museveni, Uganda has been taking small but steady steps toward a stronger economy, improved health care, and education for all. From the towering Ruwenzori Mountains to vast Lake Victoria, from bewildering arrays of bird species to the endangered mountain gorilla, and from the ancient rain forests at Bwindi to the modern, bustling capital of Kampala, this book captures everyday life in Uganda and the major events that have molded the nation. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Ugandap. 5
Geographyp. 6
Historyp. 10
Government and the Economyp. 16
People and Lifestylep. 20
Language and Literaturep. 28
Artsp. 30
Leisure and Festivalsp. 34
Foodp. 40
A Closer Look at Ugandap. 43
Birds of Ugandap. 44
A Country of Great Lakesp. 46
Folklore of the Bagandap. 48
Gorillas and Other Primatesp. 50
HIV / AIDS in Ugandap. 52
The Holy Spirit Movementp. 54
Kampala: The Capital Cityp. 56
The Martyrs of Ugandap. 58
Mountains of the Moonp. 60
Namilyango Collegep. 62
National Parks and Wildlifep. 64
The Rise and Fall of Idi Aminp. 66
Semei Lulaklenzi Kakungulup. 68
The Women of Ugandap. 70
A Wonderous House: The Kisingiri Homep. 72
Relations with North Americap. 75
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Full-color mapp. 86
Black-and-white reproducible mapp. 88
Uganda at a Glancep. 90
Glossaryp. 92
Books, Videos, Web Sitesp. 94
Indexp. 95
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