Please enter a search term. Use Facebook login. Email Address. Password forgot? In cotton was introduced to Uganda and by huge amounts of cotton were being exported. Moreover in the s large amounts of tea and coffee were grown in Uganda.
Meanwhile the missionaries provided schools for Ugandans and literacy became increasingly common. In executive and legislative councils were formed in Uganda. The country continued to develop and in a railway joined Toror and Soroti.
However the Ugandans were becoming restive. Riots took place in and in Yet in the first 3 Africans were appointed to the legislative council. In the number of African members was increased to 8. In a hydroelectric plant was opened at the Owen Falls on the Nile. More than a million Acholi had moved to protected camps. As a result, they had not been able to plant their crops and hunger was widespread.
After suffering for so many years, Acholi leaders had been at the forefront of efforts to open up a dialogue with the rebels. Forty-eight people were hacked to death near the town of Kitgum in the far north of Uganda on 25 July Local newspaper reports said elderly people were killed with machetes and spears, and babies were flung against trees.
Ugandans were shocked by the brutality of the latest attack by the rebel LRA. The vicious rebel attack in northern Uganda raised questions about planned peace talks between the LRA and Uganda's government.
President Yoweri Museveni had agreed to peace talks brokered by Ugandan religious leaders. The Ugandan army had been trying to crush the LRA rebellion for over 18 years without success.
President Museveni gave his backing to peace talks to be brokered by religious leaders. Ugandan army spokesman Major Shaban Bantariza said he believed the talks to be a waste of time because the rebel leader, Joseph Kony, did not have any real agenda to discuss. Most of the Ugandan vocal music is accompanied by traditional instruments. The literature embedded in vocal music is purposely meant to transform the social communities, i. Although Uganda is inhabited by a large variety of ethnic groups, a broad linguistic division is usually made between the Bantu-speaking majority, who lives in the central, southern and western parts of the country and the non-Bantu speakers, who occupy the eastern, northern and north-western portions of the country these may be sub-divided into Nilotic and Central Sudanic peoples.
The first category includes the large and historically highly centralized kingdom of Buganda, the smaller western Ugandan kingdoms of Bunyoro, Nkore and Toro, and the Busoga states to the east of Buganda.
The peoples in the second category they constitute less than one-tenth of the population include the Iteso, Langi, Acholi, Alur, Karamojong, Kakwa, Padhola, Kumam, Sebei Nilotic language groups and the Jie, Madi, Lugbara and Lendu Central Sudanic group in the north and a number of other smaller societies in the eastern part of the country.
The s also witnessed many albums by Geoffrey Oryema. Today, there are many new names in the music arena that have created a novel style of music highlighting the amalgamation of western and eastern worlds.
The country has also made use of music as a major bonding factor. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
Download as PDF Printable version. Rwenzururu Uprising — Rwenzururu Movement. Victory Peace treaty signed in . Mutesa II of Buganda. Simba Rebellion —Uganda, is now ranked number three (3) in Africa as far as music and entertainment is concerned. Uganda is home to over 65 different ethnic groups and tribes, and they form the basis of all indigenous music. The Baganda, being the most musically vibrant nationality in the country, has defined what constitutes culture and music of Uganda over the last two centuries.