The southern frontier of Uganda was the 1st degree of S.
Wilson, C.B., who had been sent to Uganda from East Africa as an assistant administrator in 1896.
by British East Africa and Uganda, W.
The custom is vouched for by travellers as still observed in Borneo, Burma, Uganda and elsewhere, the animal chosen being a pig or a fowl.
In modern times hepatoscopy still survives among primitive peoples in Borneo, Burma, Uganda, &c.
Two British plants may be added which both reach North Africa: Sanicule eurojbaea extends from Abyssinia to the Cameroons and southwards to Cape Colony and Madagascar; Sambucus Ebulus reaches Uganda.
It is the headquarters of the Uganda railway, of the military forces in the protectorate, and of the Colonists' Association.
The site of Nairobi was selected as the headquarters of the Uganda railway, and the first buildings were erected in 1899.
Experimental work has been carried on, and in 1904 Uganda exported about 43 bales of cotton, and British East Africa about 177 bales.
In Uganda the association took no steps, but activity in cottongrowing is not unknown, and some good cotton is being produced.
Latitudes from the observations of travellers may generally be trusted, but longitudes should be accepted with caution; for so competent an observer as Captain Speke placed the capital of Uganda in longitude 32° 44' E., when its true longitude as determined by more trustworthy observations is 32° 26' E., an error of 18'.
As regards British East Africa and Uganda, the surveys in the latter (on scales of i:io,000 and 1:125,000) have made considerable progress.
" Lagos " rubber is the produce of the African rubber tree Funtumia elastica, which is indigenous to Africa from Uganda to W.
The lake forms part of the (British) Uganda Protectorate, but the north-west shores were leased in 1894 to the Congo Free State during the sovereignty of king Leopold II.
Chimpanzees, of which there appear to be at least two species, range through the tropical forest-zone of Africa from the west coast to Uganda.
It is important to note that although sleeping sickness (of which the chief foci are at present the Congo Free State and Uganda) has hitherto been associated with one particular species of Glossina, it has been shown experi mentally both that other tsetse-flies are able to transmit the parasite of the disease, and that G.
British steamers on Victoria Nyanza maintain communication between the German stations and the lake terminus of the Uganda railway.
UGANDA, a British protectorate in Eastern Equatorial Africa, lying between Lakes Victoria and Albert and between the Mountain Nile and Lake Rudolf.
On the east the limit of the Uganda Protectorate in 1901 was the thalweg of Lake Rudolf and a line drawn from the south-eastern coast of that lake south along the edge of the Laikipia and Kikuyu escarpments to the frontier of German East Africa.
west of its true position in the maps used when the frontier was agreed upon, and that if it was maintained as the dividing line it would cut off the Uganda Protectorate from access to Albert Edward Nyanza while giving a corner of the Congo forest to Uganda.
Germany was interested in the dispute, inasmuch as the southern frontier of the Uganda Protectorate coincided with the northern frontier of German East Africa.
From Mt Sabyino the frontier between Belgian Congo and the Uganda Protectorate goes in a direct line north to Mt Nkabwe, and thence along the Ishasha River, to its mouth on the S.E.
Meantime in 1903 the then Eastern province of the Uganda Protectorate had been transferred to the adjoining East Africa Protectorate, the new eastern boundary being the west coast of Lake Rudolf, the river Turkwel, the eastern flanks of Mt Elgon, the Sio River, and a line running south from the mouth of the Sio across Victoria Nyanza to 1° S.
The Northern (formerly called the Nile) province is perhaps the hottest part of Uganda.
Mount Elgon (q.v.) just outside the Eastern province is one of the leading physical features of the Uganda and East Africa protectorates.
The languages spoken in the Uganda Protectorate belong to the following stocks: (1) Hamitic (Murle and Rendile of Lake Rudolf); (2) Masai (Bari, Elgumi, Turkana, Suk, &c.); (2a) Sabei, on the northern slopes of Elgon and on Mt Debasien; (2b) Nilotic (Acholi, Aluru, Gang, &c.); (3) Madi (spoken on the Nile between Aluru and Bari, really of West African affinities); (4) Bantu (Lu-ganda, Runyoro, Lu-konjo, Kuamba, Lihuku, the Masaba languages of west Elgon and Kavirondo, &c.); and lastly, the unclassified, isolated Lendu and Mbuba spoken by some of the pigmy-prognathous peoples.
Report on Uganda, No.
Wilson, one of a party of missionaries sent in answer to Stanley's appeal by the Church Missionary Society of England, arrived in Uganda, and towards the end of 1878 was joined by Alexander Mackay.
A great change had been wrought in Uganda during the Mutesa latter years of his reign.
The restless Arabs of Zanzibar had since 1857 steadily advanced Zanzibar influence to Tanganyika, Nyasa, and even through the Masai countries to the north-east coast of Victoria Nyanza and the " back door " of Uganda.
Feeling ran high, and Jackson withdrew his treaty, and, taking a couple of envoys who should bring back word whether Uganda was to be French or British, he left the country, Mr Ernest Gedge remaining in charge of his expedition.
While these events were happening in Uganda the AngloGerman treaty of July 1890 had assigned Uganda to Great 's Britain, and in October 1890 Captain F.
lake, received instructions to go to Uganda.
was free, endeavoured to dissociate it from politics, and urged that as Uganda was now under Great Britain there could be no hostile " French " faction.
Lugard little thought that in bringing these Sudanese, already (some of them) infected with the sleeping-sickness of the Congo forests, he was to introduce a disease which would kill off some 250,000 natives of Uganda in eight years.
These conditions they themselves said were liberal, nor could they have ventured to assume their old positions throughout Uganda.
They now clamoured for recognition, and Lugard went to meet them, and after a somewhat precarious and very difficult interview he succeeded in bringing back their king Mbogo to Kampala, and in assigning them three minor provinces in Uganda.1 Lugard on his return to Uganda at the end of r891 had received orders to evacuate the country with his whole force, as the company could no longer maintain their position.
Williams remained in Uganda, where the outlook was now fairly promising, and every effort 1 Since reduced to one.
On arrival in England Lugard found that the British Government had decided not to come to the help of the company, and Uganda was to be left to its fate.
A strong movement was set on foot for the " retention of Uganda," and on the 10th of December Lord Rosebery despatched Sir Gerald Portal to report on the Portal's best means of dealing with the country, and a Mission.
Macdonald, who had been in charge of a railway survey to Uganda, was directed to inquire into the claims put forward by France for compensation for the priests.
Portal and his staff reached Uganda in March, and Williams left soon afterwards with the original troops of the company, leaving Selim Bey and the Sudanese and Portal's large escort in Uganda.
At this time also it was decided to construct a railway to Uganda, but work was not begun till December 1896.
Peace seemed assured in Uganda; territorial limits to religious teaching were abolished, English Roman Catholic priests were added to the French Fathers, and the material progress of the country was very marked.
After Colonel Ternan's departure on leave the three companies who had joined Macdonald broke out into revolt in the Nandi district (East Africa) and set off to Uganda, looting the countries they passed through.
The same night the Sudanese leaders, fearful lest their men might submit, murdered Thruston and his companions and sent letters to Uganda to incite their comrades to mutiny.
Austin, who had come up to Uganda in 1897 with Macdonald and had fought through the mutiny operations, revealed the regions north of Mt Elgon.
In the autumn of 1899 Sir Harry Johnston was sent out as special commissioner to Uganda, being also given the rank of commander-in-chief.
In 1900, the Uganda Protectorate was divided into six provinces, but in 1903 the Eastern and part of the Central provinces were transferred to the British East Africa Protectorate.
In 1902 the Uganda railway, begun in 1896, was finished.
His place in Uganda was taken by Sir Henry Hesketh Bell, who was made the first governor of Uganda in 1 9 06.
Felkin, Uganda and the Egyptian Sudan (1882); R.
P. Ashe, Two Kings of Uganda (1889) and Chronicles of Uganda (1894), Sir H.
Stuhlmann, Mit Emin Pascha ins Herz von Afrika (1894); Sir Harry Johnston, The Uganda Protectorate (1902); and The Nile Quest (1903); A.
Cunningham, Uganda and its Peoples (1905); H.
Austin, With Macdonald in Uganda (1903) and Among Swamps and Giants in Equatorial Africa (1902); Winston Churchill, My African Journey (1908); Bishop Tucker, Eighteen Years in Uganda and East Africa (1908); articles on ethnology by the Rev. H.
He offered himself to the Church Missionary Society and sailed on the 17th of May 1882, at the head of a party of six, for Zanzibar, and thence set out for Uganda; but, prostrated by fever and dysentery, he was obliged to return to England in 1883.
Then, filled with the idea of opening a new route to Uganda, he set out and reached a spot near Victoria Nyanza in safety.
After eight days his men were murdered, and on the 29th of October 1885 he himself was speared in both sides, his last words to the soldiers appointed to kill him being, "Go, tell Mwanga I have purchased the road to Uganda with my blood."
Castellani (6) found the organisms (most probably the same species) in the cerebro-spinal fluid of patients suffering from sleeping-sickness in Uganda; and it has since been conclusively proved by Sir David Bruce and D.
Greig (various reports on sleeping-sickness and other trypanosomoses in Uganda), Roy.
of the kingdom of Buganda (Uganda) and bounded E.
part of the northern province of the Uganda Protectorate.
From this point the history of Unyoro is traced in the article Uganda.
Cunningham's Uganda and its Peoples (1905); and Winston Churchill's My African Journey (1908).
Stanley's appeal (1875) most satisfactory work, extensive and intensive, has been accomplished in Uganda, by the Church Missionary Society.
Besides Uganda the Church Missionary Society is responsible for Mombasa.
Korea vies with Uganda as a triumph of modern missionary enterprise.
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Another line connects at Wadi Haifa with the Sudan system, affording direct telegraphic communication via Khartum and Gondokoro with Uganda and Mombasa.
The bey was killed fighting the dervishes at Wandi in January 1894, and the remnant of his men eventually were found by Captain Thruston from Uganda on the 23rd of March 1894 at Mahagi, on the Albert Nyanza, whither they had drifted from Wadelai in search of supplies.
They were enlisted by Thruston and brought back under the British flag to Uganda.
In consequence of the Franco-Congolese Treaty of 1894, Major Cunningham and Lieutenant Vandeleur were sent from Uganda to Dufile, where they planted the British flag on the 15th of January 1895.
He strongly opposed the evacuation of Egypt; he insisted upon the exclusive control by Great Britain of the Upper Nile Valley, and also upon the retention of Uganda.
It includes the district of Kisiba in German East Africa, and extends into Uganda.
Cyprus mules have found favour in war in the Crimea, India, Uganda, Eritrea and Egypt.
Although nominally Gordon's medical officer, Emin was soon entrusted with political missions of some importance to Uganda and Unyoro.
It is the headquarters of the Northern Province of the (British) Uganda protectorate, is 1070 m.
From this point the journey to Uganda is continued overland.
The eastern group - British East Africa; Uganda; Zanzibar and Pemba (sometimes described as " a sphere of influence "); Somaliland; and the Sudan.
by the Uganda Protectorate, British and German East Africa, S.E.
Menelek, in addition, agreed not to obstruct the waters of Lake Tsana, the Blue Nile or the Sobat, so as not to interfere with the Nile irrigation question, and he also agreed to give a concession, if such should be required, for the construction of a British railway through his dominions, to connect the Sudan with Uganda.
Butter's) was despatched in 1901 to propose and survey a boundary between Abyssinia on the one side and British East Africa and Uganda on the other; and the report of the expedition was made public by the British government in November 1904.
The islands were chosen in 1897 as the place of deportation of Prempeh, ex-king of Ashanti, and in 1 9 01 Mwanga, ex-king of Uganda, and Kabarega, ex-king of Unyoro were also deported thither.
The invitation sent by King Mtesa of Uganda through Stanley to the Christian missionaries led to the dispatch from England in 1876 of the Rev. C. T.
Previously to 1896 navigation was confined to Arab dhows, which trade between the south end of the lake and Uganda, and to canoes.
See NILE and UGANDA and the British Blue-book Egypt No.
Wilson, Uganda and the Soudan (London, 1882); (Sir) F.
Johnston, The Uganda Protectorate (London, 1902).
WADELAI, a station on the east bank of the -Upper Nile in the British protectorate of Uganda, in 2° 50 N., 31° 35' E., 200 m.
Both the Argasidae and Ixodidae contain pathogenic species, of which the best known are the following: Ornithodoros monbata, belonging to the Argasidae, and called bibo in Uganda, monbata in Angola, and tampan on the Zambezi, is widely distributed in tropical Africa from Uganda in the north to the Transvaal in the south.
The cattle of Ankole, on the Uganda frontier, which have immense horns, conform to this type.
While the Mandists remained in possession at Rejaf, Great Britain in virtue of her position in Uganda claimed the upper Nile region as within the British sphere; a claim admitted by Germany in 1890.
An extremely interesting section of the population not hitherto mentioned is constituted by the Pygmy tribes inhabiting the densely forested regions along the equator from Uganda to the Gabun and living the life of nomadic hunters.
by the Uganda Protectorate and Belgian Congo, W.
As thus constituted the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms a compact territory which, being joined southwards by the Uganda Protectorate, brings the whole of the Nile valley from the equatorial lakes to the Mediterranean under the control of Great Britain.
Steamers run on the Nile between Kerma and Kareima, and above Khartum the government maintains a regular service of steamers as far south as Gondokoro in the Uganda Protectorate.
Besides the Egyptian and Red Sea routes there is considerable trade between the eastern mudirias and Abyssinia and Eritrea, and also some trade south and west with Uganda and the Congo countries.
Under Gordon the Upper Nile region as far as the borders of Uganda came effectively under Egyptian control, though the power of the government extended on the east little beyond the banks of the rivers.
The occupation of Uganda certainly, and of the Nigerian territory and Rhodesia probably, will prove to have been rather for the benefit of posterity than of the companies which effected it.
Captains Speke and Grant, who had travelled through Uganda and came down the White Nile in 1863, and Sir Samuel Baker, who went up the same river as far as Albert Nyanza, brought back harrowing tales of the misery caused by the slave-hunters.
Stanley, then travelling westward from Uganda, and by him was named Beatrice Gulf in the belief that it was part of Albert Nyanza.
AIDS orphans in Uganda.
It was a real boon, too, that the film was made on location in Uganda, which gives it an added authenticity.
Entrance Fee £ 1 to include a commemorative badge (all profits donated to support children's work in Uganda ).
As a result the wild buffalo is now extinct in Uganda and many species formerly abundant are now rare.
But the 12 areas of forest in Uganda already had wild chimps or problems which meant the chimps couldn't go back to them.
The Uganda Virus Research Institute is possibly Africa's greatest citadel of HIV studies.
Participation in Indian local governance coping with conflict: the case of Redd Barna Uganda PRSPs: opportunity or barrier for gender?
eke out a living from growing tea here, high in the hills of western Uganda.
fistula repair throughout Uganda revealed that only 270 repairs were carried out in 2002.
golly badge in support of Uganda's street kids.
The chance to meet the endangered mountain gorillas is a highlight of any visit to Uganda.
Uganda is a really lush, green country, not what I was expecting at all.
Field studies focus on two model systems: cooperatively breeding banded mongooses in Uganda, and paper wasps in southern Spain.
Not to teach someone to make wine, but I have never known anyone from Uganda before neither have I ever met nuns.
orphan chimpanzees on Ngamba island, Uganda.
Perhaps I was blessed to be sent so early to so plentiful a land as Uganda.
The Domestic Relations Bill recognizes that marriages in Uganda shall be either monogamous or polygamous bur does not outlaw polygamy.
In 1894 he established a protectorate over Uganda, from which Gladstone had wished to withdraw all British influence.
rewinding electric motors, which saves Uganda Railways from having to import new.
rift valley marks the end of the Uganda plateau.
speculate about how he would react to the Church of Uganda nearly 100 years on.
supine response to President Amin of Uganda, on their knees asking him to be reasonable.
torture in prison is not unusual in Uganda.
In 1994, CARE assisted up to 10,000 Rwandan refugees in south western Uganda.
An outbreak of bacterial wilt on banana in Uganda.
zebu cattle was conducted in 9 villages in 4 districts in South Eastern Uganda.
Latitudes from the observations of travellers may generally be trusted, but longitudes should be accepted with caution; for so competent an observer as Captain Speke placed the capital of Uganda in longitude 32Ã‚° 44' E., when its true longitude as determined by more trustworthy observations is 32Ã‚° 26' E., an error of 18'.
The Swahili followers of the first explorers always pronounced the territorial prefix, Bu, as a simple vowel, U; hence the incorrect rendering " Uganda " of the more primitive Bantu designation.
Meantime in 1903 the then Eastern province of the Uganda Protectorate had been transferred to the adjoining East Africa Protectorate, the new eastern boundary being the west coast of Lake Rudolf, the river Turkwel, the eastern flanks of Mt Elgon, the Sio River, and a line running south from the mouth of the Sio across Victoria Nyanza to 1Ã‚° S.
The Uganda Protectorate is a land of great lakes, and includes partially or wholly the water areas of Victoria Nyanza (about 27,000 sq.
He recommended to the imperial government the retention of Uganda (i.e.
In June 1894 Uganda (i.e.
After the destruction of the Mandist power in 1898 Gondokoro was occupied by British troops and has since formed the northernmost post on the Nile of the Uganda protectorate (see Sudan; Nile; and Uganda).
east of the Katonga (see below) is Entebbe, the port of Uganda and seat of the British administration.
WADELAI, a station on the east bank of the -Upper Nile in the British protectorate of Uganda, in 2Ã‚° 50 N., 31Ã‚° 35' E., 200 m.
Khartum is connected by land lines with Egypt and Uganda, thus affording direct telegraphic connexion between Alexandria and Mombasa (2500 m.).
A line of stations was established from the Sobat confluence on the White Nile to the frontier of Uganda - to which country he proposed to open a route from Mombasa - and considerable progress was made in the suppression of the slave trade.
The best example is a shop for rewinding electric motors, which saves Uganda Railways from having to import new.
To the east a similar rift valley marks the end of the Uganda plateau.
Species diversity, abundance and distribution of birds in Uganda 's savanna ecosystems.
Visiting there makes me speculate about how he would react to the Church of Uganda nearly 100 years on.
We must remember BritainÃ¢s supine response to President Amin of Uganda, on their knees asking him to be reasonable.
Moses' arrest and torture in prison is not unusual in Uganda.
The war has displaced an estimated 1.6 million people in northern Uganda, obliging them to seek refuge in 135 overcrowded and unsanitary camps.
My travels to Uganda and Peru, respectively, were very successful.
In this month's interview, we spoke with Sabrina Zohar, the "It Girl" for Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and a fundraiser for the Invisible Children Organization in Uganda.
This organization provides funds to children in Uganda who need assistance to keep their small schools up and running.
About three young adults venture to Africa to explore the continent, it hit upon a war torn country called Uganda where there are child soldiers and a very scared population.
More than 80 million people live on the river, which runs 4,184 miles in length and winds through nine nations, from Lake Victoria in Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea near Alexandria, Egypt.
The country of Uganda is the hardest hit on record followed by the Congo Basin.
The group visits the Hima tribe in Uganda, who prize overweight women.
Africa (from Uganda to Sierra Leone).
A longitudinal study of 450 mainly small east African zebu cattle was conducted in 9 villages in 4 districts in South Eastern Uganda.
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