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Republic of Uganda


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Area: 241,551 sq km

Much of the land is fertile and well watered. The climate is temperate in the highlands. Long known as the "Pearl of Africa".

Population: 33,796,461    Annual Growth: 3.32%

Capital: Kampala

Urbanites: 13.3%

HDI Rank: 157 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 66 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English, Swahili    Languages: 45 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Uganda has worked hard to recover from the devastation of the Amin and Obote years and has made great strides to this effect. Pray for peace both regionally (Congo-DRC, Kenya, Sudan, Horn of Africa) and internally (Lord’s Resistance Army). Pray that the government might exercise its authority with even-handed honesty and a true concern for its own people.

Christian support ministries:

a) The Bible Society has done much to promote new Bible translations and to publish Bibles, but sales are less than what they were in the 1980s. All Christian literature ministries are similarly crippled, but The Bible Society, Gideons and others distribute several hundred thousand Bibles and NTs every year. Thirteen languages remain without God’s Word and a further 18 have only part of the Bible. SIL is assisting in this ministry task. Pray for the provision of Scriptures to all, in their own language.

b) Audio Scriptures and teaching are vital due to poverty, illiteracy, the widespread oral culture and unstable conditions.

c) MAF’s flying programme has blessed many – their planes enable ministries to serve churches, refugees, health and vaccination programs, development work and many others. MAF’s work focuses on the least developed, most vulnerable and insecure regions such as the northeast.

d) The JESUS film is available online in at least 40 languages. Pray for Life Ministry, COTN and other teams showing the film around the country.

e) Christian radio and TV programmes air on the national network and are growing in impact and influence. Evangelical presence is felt through seven FM radio stations and two TV stations, although such influence is more significant in Kampala than in the countryside. Pray for effective programming and lasting fruit.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Uganda.