Uganda's original kingdom


The creation of the Ugandan Protectorate in 1894 brought together a disparate and traditionally antagonistic group of territories. The largest of these was Buganda, home to the Ganda people. The kingdom has a long and proud history stretching back to the fourteenth century. When Uganda achieved independence in 1962 Buganda was abolished but not without a lot of unrest. After years of disturbance under each of Uganda's three presidents: Milton Obote, Idi Amin and the present Yoweri Musovini, Buganda was restored in 1993.