Uganda is a relatively small landlocked country located in the
heart of the great African high plateau that rolls from the
Ethiopian highlands towards southern Africa. The country lies
on the equator and is bordered by Kenya in the East, Tanzania in
the South, Rwanda in the Southwest, Congo in the West and Sudan in
the North. The approximate population of Uganda is 28.2
million. Kampala is the capital city with a population of
approximately 1.5 million.
Uganda became independent in October 1962 under the presidency of
Apollo Milton Obote. Since then, the country has had five
governments (including the current government). The current
President, Yoweri Museveni, came to power in 1986. The next
presidential and parliamentary elections will take place in 2011.