Africa, Uganda

      «O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.» (Bible, Psalms 117:1)

  •        Uganda is a small, landlocked country situated on the equator in East Africa. It borders with Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. Uganda generally has a hot-wet tropical climate. There are fairly well marked dry and wet seasons. The president of Uganda is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni since 1986.
  •        Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is located close to the Lake Victoria, the largest of the Great Lakes of Africa and the largest tropical lake in the world. Official languages are English and Swahili. Around 40 other languages are spoken throughout the country.
  •        Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world. Overpopulation is a significant problem that exists in the country. 1 200 000 people are added to Uganda’s population every year. Uganda is one of the Youngest Nation in the world – the average age is 15 years old. Ugandans consume more alcohol per person than all other African nations except Nigeria.
  •        Although the country’s constitution and other laws provide for religious freedom in Uganda, there exist a trend toward increased persecution of Christians. Radical Islam’s influence has been growing throughout the country and Christians have been driven out of some rural areas. Christian converts from Islam face family pressure and harassment from their Muslim communities. A number of young people who converted to Christianity have been severely beaten and injured by their parents. Pastors and churches have been attacked, and some converts have even been killed after their faith became known.