Britain granted independence to Uganda in 1962, and the first elections were held on 1 March 1961. Benedicto Kiwanuka of the Democratic Party became the first Chief Minister. Uganda became a republic the following year, maintaining its Commonwealth membership.
In succeeding years, supporters of a centralized state vied with those in favor of a loose federation and a strong role for tribally-based local kingdoms. Political maneuvering climaxed in February 1966, when Prime Minister Milton Obote suspended the constitution and assumed all government powers, removing the positions of president and vice president. In September 1967, a new constitution proclaimed Uganda a republic, gave the president even greater powers, and abolished the traditional kingdoms.
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.
The Queen's position vis-a-vis Uganda was entirely separate from her role in any other country. The Queen's title when she was head of state in independent Uganda was: Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Uganda and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth. Her constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Uganda. The following Governors-General held office:
Uganda adopted a new constitution in 1963 which abolished the monarchy. Uganda became a republic within the Commonwealth. However, the new Ugandan state was deliberately not referred to as a republic, and the constituent native kingdoms (such as Buganda) continued in existence. Following the abolition of the monarchy by the proclamation of the State of Uganda on 9 October 1963, the Kabaka (King) of Uganda, Edward Mutesa II, became the first President of Uganda. The description "State" implied that the post-Commonwealth realm was not a republic but instead a "federation of tribal kingdoms". Uganda did not become a republic de jure until 1966 with Obote's conflict with President Edward Mutesa II.
As track and field continues on Friday morning, the first medal event takes place with the men’s 10,000m. U.S ...U.S. Disqualified in Mixed4x400m...Uganda Makes History in Men's 10,000m ... But, the story of the race was Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo, who finished in second and third and won Uganda's first medals in this event at the Olympics ... .
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"If I win gold in the 10u00a0000m I would still be grateful."</p>Cheptegei broke Kenenisa Bekele's 15-year-old 10u00a0000m record in Valencia with a time of 26.11.00, trimming more than six seconds off the Ethiopian's mark.</p>The 2019 world ...
The youngest Olympian in Uganda's history when he ran the 5,000 heats in Rio as a 15-year old, Kiplimo has proved his pedigree this year with a world leading performance in Ostrava, Czech Republic, clocking a time of 26.33.93, the seventh fastest ever recorded.
Uganda’s reigning ... The youngest Olympian in Uganda’s history when he ran the 5,000 heats in Rio as a 15-year old, Kiplimo has proved his pedigree this year with a world leading performance in Ostrava, Czech Republic, clocking a time of 26.33.93, the seventh fastest ever recorded.
There are just four days left before the Commons rises for recess but there's still time for one last election ... Ministers, whips and paid vice chairmen of the party do not participate in voting ... – Pauline Latham, 73 ... Prior to entering Parliament she had a long history in local government and led social action projects in Uganda ... – Nus Ghani, 48 ... .
Are we harmed by knowing that American history is rife with mistreatment of minorities and immigrants? Do you believe that Germany and Uganda and other countries with dark histories shouldn’t encourage their youth to learn from the mistakes of the past? How else do we mature as human beings and live together in harmony and peace?.
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Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. ...For the first time in its political history, Uganda got a woman vice president and prime minister Monday ... Russia said Monday that there is no reason to remove the US from its list of unfriendly states. .