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Uganda: Landlocked country in eastern central Africa
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.

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Africa could reel from health crisis to food crisis [Video]

Africa could reel from health crisis to food crisis

Sub-Saharan Africa, the world’s largest rice-importing region, could be heading from a health crisis straight into a food security crisis, the World Bank warns, while domestic crops go rotten amid..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published
Fear for Uganda's zoo animals as cash dwindles in lockdown [Video]

Fear for Uganda's zoo animals as cash dwindles in lockdown

Money is running out at the publicly owned Uganda Wildlife Education Centre after it closed to visitors, and bosses say it can only keep running for another two months. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

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