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With a population of just over 36 million people, the landlocked nation of Uganda shares its borders with Kenya, South Sudan, the DR of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. 

Uganda came into independence from British colonial rule in 1962, and much like other former colonies, its pathway to freedom came with a bloody domestic upheaval. Uganda has endured a violent military rule, a 20-year insurgency led by the Lord's Resistance Army and a 5-year war that saw the current president Yoweri Museveni into power in 1986 – he is still serving today, more than 30 years later. 

However despite its past, it is thought that Uganda is heading toward a prosperous future of innovation, job creation and it is also a leader in the fight for press freedom. The country boasts a rife and healthy independent media sector where journalistic integrity, safety and freedom is wholly supported and protected.