When did Uganda get independence?


When did Uganda gain independence from Britain?

Beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the UK, which established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from the UK on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by violent conflicts, including an eight-year-long military dictatorship led by Idi Amin.

Who led Uganda independence?

Apollo Milton Obote (28 December 1925 – 10 October 2005) was a Ugandan political leader who led Uganda to independence in 1962 from British colonial administration.

Who did Uganda gain independence from 1962?

Early independent Uganda (1962–71)

Britain granted independence to Uganda in 1962, although elections leading to internal self-governance were held on 1 March 1961. Benedicto Kiwanuka of the Democratic Party became the first chief minister.

Who was the first president of Uganda before independence?

History of Uganda (1962–1971)

Sovereign State of Uganda (1963–1967) Republic of Uganda (1967–1971)
Government Federal parliamentary elective constitutional monarchy (1963-1966) Parliamentary constitutional republic under a dictatorship (1966-71)
• 1963–1966 Edward Mutesa II
• 1966–1971 Milton Obote
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How long was Uganda colonized?

The Protectorate of Uganda was a protectorate of the British Empire from 1894 to 1962. In 1893 the Imperial British East Africa Company transferred its administration rights of territory consisting mainly of the Kingdom of Buganda to the British government.

What was the first political party in Uganda?

Uganda National Congress (UNC) was the first political party in Uganda.

Who was the first king of Uganda?

Kato Kintu Kakulukuku (fl. Late 13th century) was the first kabaka (king) of the Kingdom of Buganda.

Kato Kintu.

Ssekabaka Kato Kintu
Born Uganda
Died Mid-14th century Nnono, Busujju
Burial Nnono, Busujju
Spouse Nambi Nantuttululu

At what age did Obote die?

79 years (1925–2005)

Who was the 1st President of Uganda?


No. Name (Birth–Death)
1 Edward Mutesa (1924–1969)
2 Milton Obote (1925–2005)

Which British official lowered the Union Jack in Uganda?

Gerald Portal

Sir Gerald Portal KCMG CB
Personal details
Born 13 March 1858 Laverstoke, Hampshire, England
Died 25 January 1894 (aged 35) London, England
Profession Diplomat

Who lowered the Union Jack and raised the Uganda flag?

Kanuti Akorimo, the Ugandan who lowered the Union Jack and hoisted the Uganda National Flag on October 9, 1962 when the country got independence from Britain, has died. A retired army major, Akorimo succumbed to pneumonia occasioned by a stroke at 7:30am yesterday at Atutur Hospital in Kumi District.

Who was the first speaker of Parliament of Uganda?

List of speakers of the Parliament of Uganda

Legislature Name Period
1st Parliament (National Assembly) 1962–May 1966 John Bowes Griffin Narendra M. Patel 1962–1963 1963–May 1966
2nd Parliament (National Assembly) 1967–January 1971 Narendra M. Patel 1967–January 1971
No Legislative Arm of Government 1971–1979
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Which political party led Uganda independence?

The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC; Swahili: Congress ya Watu wa Uganda) is a political party in Uganda. UPC was founded in 1960 by Milton Obote, who led the country to independence and later served two presidential terms under the party’s banner.

How many years Museveni has ruled Uganda?

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (born 15 September 1944) has served as President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin (1971–79) and Milton Obote (1980–85) before he captured power in 1986.

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