Infosheet: Uganda at 60

On the occasion of the Africa 2020 year, the ASCL created Infosheets about the countries that became independent in 1960. We have continued this series with countries that became independent in subsequent years. On 9 October 2022 Uganda celebrated its 60th birthday as an independent country. Before 1962 it had been a British protectorate, and in the late 19th century it was governed by the British East Africa Company. In pre-colonial Uganda separate kingdoms existed, like Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro, Toro, and Ankole. Read about the country's recent history, demographic and social-economic developments, urbanisation, agricultural developments, and regional inequality. 

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This is ASC Infosheet 56. Read the other Infosheets.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz, David Ehrhartdt, Fenneken Veldkamp