More About Uganda

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More About Uganda

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Estimated population as of July 2016

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Kampala, the country’s capital, is also the largest city (pop. 1.9 million).

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Eighty-seven percent of Uganda’s population live in rural areas. Traditional rural homes consist of mud bricks with either thatched or corrugated iron roofs. There is currently a housing shortage in Uganda of approximately 1.6 million homes.

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Uganda has 47 airports, five of which have paved runways. The Uganda Railways Corporation operates and maintains the national railroad, which carries both passengers and commercial goods. Part of the Trans-African Highway, which aims to link Western Africa and Eastern Africa, runs through Uganda. Because of damage sustained during the Second Congo War, the eastbound lanes cannot be accessed. Roughly 77% of Uganda’s roadways are unpaved.

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Recipe: Matoke (Plantains)

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8-10 plantains
1 T grapeseed oil
1 onion, chopped
2-3 tomatoes, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 chili pepper, chopped (optional)
½ t salt
½ t coriander
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 lb ground beef (optional)
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  1. Peel the plantains and cut them into cubes.
  2. Sprinkle the plantains with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan.
  4. Fry the onion, tomatoes, green pepper, chili pepper (if using) and garlic together.>
  5. Add salt, coriander and cayenne pepper (if using).
  6. Add meat and/or broth (if using). Continue frying and stirring until the meat is nearly done or until the broth is starting to boil.
  7. Reduce heat and add plantains.
  8. Cover the pan and simmer over low heat until plantains are tender.

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