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Uganda
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Children/Youth
Juna Amagara Ministries Uganda is a Christian nonprofit making organization that was established in 2004. It was founded by Rev. Dr. Ben Tumuheirwe

Locations
Congo (Democratic Republic), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Causes
Poverty
MPA is a local 501c3 that partners with great grassroots organizations in Africa to help them reach more people faster with creative microfinancing loans, business education, and income-skills building. We empower those living in extreme poverty to lift themselves up with dignity.

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Uganda, United States of America
Causes
Poverty, Education, Religion
Breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

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Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
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Health
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Environment
Uganda's environment faces serious problems as a result of Uganda's heavy reliance on the country's natural resources.1 Some major concerns include overgrazing, deforestation, and soil erosion.2 These issues are due in part to agricultural practices that compromise Uganda's forests and resources in order to create products with which to sell and boost economic development.3 Basic survival and economic sustainability are often achieved at the cost of the environment.4 As its population expands, Uganda's natural resources come under greater threat.5 With the country's population of 22 million set to double by the year 2020, these pressures could be insurmountable without sustainable action at both the national and community levels.6

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Uganda-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2-4 Ibid
5 http://fsdinternational.org/country/uganda/envissues
6 Ibid
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Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Uganda, Kenya
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Uganda News

New Vision 
Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda. See more..
Daily Mail 
A plague of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars has spread to East Africa where officials confirmed their presence for the first time in Uganda on Friday. An outbreak of the caterpillars in several southern African nations has already raised ... See more..
New Vision 
As Uganda's athletics lovers are gearing up for the 2017 IAAF World Cross country championships, businesses in Kampala City are already cashing in. Athletes from Team USA have already been spotted in the city doing a little shopping and the sense is, ... See more..
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Aljazeera.com 
The United Nations has warned that Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world's youngest country. Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for ... See more..
BBC News 
An American man honoured by his city council for stopping a teenage street fight credits his mother for his upbringing, Ugandans employ their editing skills to "force" South African comedian Trevor Noah to visit their country and opponents of the US ... See more..
The Courier-Journal 
Brightly beaded bracelets from Uganda are becoming the new must-wear item at the Academy @ Shawnee's middle school, and the school's sixth-graders are hoping the accessories catch on throughout Louisville now, too. Sixth graders in teacher Sara ... See more..
KALB News (press release) 
In addition to coaching their team, these four are taking notes as they experience a rotation from a different angle — one that will help Uganda improve its CTC. “We will see how they (the JRTC) conduct training to prepare for future missions. This is ... See more..
The Herald 
FOUR athletes left the country yesterday for the IAAF World Cross-country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, tomorrow. Wellington Varevi and Rudo Mhonderwa lead the team, being the seniors, while Dumo Mkhwananzi and Dzidzai Gumede will run in ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
East African rivals Kenya and Uganda played to a one-all draw in their international friendly at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos, Nairobi last evening. Both teams were using the match as preparation for group phase qualifiers in the 2019 Africa Cup of ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Uganda once again joins the rest of the World in commemorating the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day; an annual event that honours the day that Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the germ that causes TB, in Berlin ... See more..
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Geography

East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

Total 241,038 sq km
Land 197,100 sq km
Water 43,938 sq km

Climate

tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast ;
Natural Resources

copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; widespread poaching ;

Demographics

Nationality
Ugandan
Population
34,758,809 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, small deposits of copper, gold, and other minerals, and recently discovered oil. Uganda has never conducted a national minerals survey. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force. Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues. Since 1986, the government - with the support of foreign countries and international agencies - has acted to rehabilitate and stabilize the economy by undertaking currency reform, raising producer prices on export crops, increasing prices of petroleum products, and improving civil service wages. The policy changes ...See More are especially aimed at dampening inflation and boosting production and export earnings. Since 1990 economic reforms ushered in an era of solid economic growth based on continued investment in infrastructure, improved incentives for production and exports, lower inflation, better domestic security, and the return of exiled Indian-Ugandan entrepreneurs. Uganda has received about $2 billion in multilateral and bilateral debt relief. In 2007 Uganda received $10 million for a Millennium Challenge Account Threshold Program. The global economic downturn hurt Uganda's exports; however, Uganda's GDP growth has largely recovered due to past reforms and sound management of the downturn. Oil revenues and taxes will become a larger source of government funding as oil comes on line in the next few years. Rising food and fuel prices in 2011 led to protests. Instability in South Sudan is a risk for the Ugandan economy because Uganda''s main export partner is Sudan, and Uganda is a key destination for Sudanese refugees. Unreliable power, high energy costs, inadequate transportation infrastructure, and corruption inhibit economic development and investor confidence. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$51.27 billion (2012 est.); $49.98 billion (2011 est.); $46.86 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

14.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 13% of GDP (2011 est.); 12.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry
Industries

sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production