Today marks the 50th anniversary of the day Uganda gained independence from Britain. In true market research style, I am celebrating with an awesome infographic courtesy of Afrographique, depicting the years Africa’s countries became independent. (It wouldn’t be fare for us to steal all the limelight would it?)
Three things you may or may not know about Uganda:
- The most widely spoken local language in Uganda is Luganda, followed by Lusoga and Runyankore (which is my tribal language, brap!)
- Uganda Waragi is a common alcoholic beverage in Uganda- It’s delish, and almost like a more tangy version of gin.
- Uganda has been among the rare HIV success stories, one of the reasons being openness. In the 1980s, more than 30% of Ugandan residents had HIV; this had fallen to 6.4% by the end of 2008, the most effective national response to AIDS of any African country.
N.B- Data hawks, before you comment, I've beat you to it and already spotted that Zimbabwe's independence was in 1980 not 1965 as stated in the infographic.