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Uganda is often regarded as the birthplace of humanity and the ‘crib’ of civilisation. It is also endowed with tremendous natural beauty, wildlife, diversity and friendly people, leading Sir Winston Churchill to describe it in 1908 as a ‘beautiful garden where the staple food of the people grows almost without labour. Does it not sound like a paradise on earth? It is the Pearl of Africa’.

Uganda's business activities can be traced back to the 17th century, when the Arabs introduced Islam and various forms of long distance trade, including the slave trade. In 1890, Uganda was colonised by Britain and remained under British rule until it gained its independence in 1962. Despite these ‘outside’ influences, Uganda is largely characterised by the norms and beliefs of African traditional society.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: June 14, 2010

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