On Uganda's 50th Anniversary, Achievements Under Review


As Uganda celebrates 50 years of independence from Britain, questions are being raised about how much has been accomplished and future directions are being debated.

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Uganda politicians - Today in history as they celebrate independence

  • East Africa:  Uganda Isn't a Failed State

    The Independent, 7 October 2012

    Some political analysts and academics have said since the February 2011 post-election economic meltdown and crackdown on the opposition, Uganda has degenerated into a failed state. ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Health Is Made Easier With Money

    The Independent, 7 October 2012

    Two former bosses of Mulago Hospital explain why 50 years later, Uganda cannot offer colonial standards health care read more »

Uganda remembers its past as it celebrates its 50 years of independence from Britain

  • East Africa:  Is Uganda at 50 a Failed State?

    The Independent, 7 October 2012

    Prof. Jjuuko of Makerere University thinks it is but others differ read more »

  • Uganda:  KCCA Independence Carnival Excites Kampala

    New Vision, 7 October 2012

    Kampala Capital City Authority held a special Independence Carnival on Sunday. It started with a jubilant march from Kitgum House at 9:00am to Watoto Central Church, before a ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Airforce Display Boosts Jubilee Mood

    New Vision, 7 October 2012

    The Uganda People's Defence Air Force -UPDAF is conducting rehearsals to display their might at the Independence Jubilee celebrations Tuesday. read more »

  • Uganda:  Govt Advises on District Celebrations

    New Vision, 7 October 2012

    Government has directed districts to hold their own independence celebrations after the 9th October as most of the district leaders will be attending the national celebrations at ... read more »

Makerere University professor Frederick Jjuko recently stirred up debate when in a keynote address he said Uganda is a “failed state”.