Meeting eyes with a silverback mountain gorilla across a misty jungle, after an arduous hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, leaves everlasting impressions of arguably the best wildlife safari in the world.
The Embassy hosted 14 students and staff from the U.S. Army War College based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In her remarks to the visiting team, H.E. Amb. Oliver Wonekha said Uganda and the United States have for a long time worked together on a range of issues including regional defense and security, as well as economic prosperity. She said the partnership between the two countries has been helpful in ridding the region of the threat of the Lord¡¯s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group and countering terrorism by the Somalia-based al-Shabaab.
Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is in the United States on official visit where he is expected to participate at a number of events and meetings. Dr. Rugunda visited Uganda Embassy in Washington on Friday May 22, where he met H.E. Amb Oliver Wonekha and staff, and commended them for the excellent work they are doing to promote Uganda in the United States of America, an important partner for Uganda.
Hon. Dr. Enrique Segura received his appointment as Honorary Consul of Uganda to Argentina. The signing ceremony took place on April 20, 2015 at Uganda Embassy in Washington. The appointment of Dr. Segura will go a long way in strengthening the bilateral relations between Uganda and Argentina.
H.E. Sam Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, visited Uganda Embassy in Washington on 17th April 2015. Mr. Kutesa was in Washington DC to participate in the 2015 Spring Session of the World Bank/IMF.
The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) brings outstanding secondary teachers from Asia, Africa and South America to the United States to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.
The Northern Corridor is the busiest and most important transport route in East and Central Africa, providing a gateway through Kenya to the landlocked economies of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern DR Congo.
We were privileged to host 40 students and staff from The Oak Academy, Indianapolis, who visited the Embassy to learn about Uganda, its peoples, culture, history and aspirations.
While officiating at celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the US Peace Corps in Uganda last week, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, observed that communities in rural areas have benefitted immensely from the activities of the volunteers.
He singled out the education sector and reminisced his days at Mutolere Secondary School in Kisoro, where he was taught by one of the volunteers, Mr Carl Muhlhausen. The two met again at the celebrations after 22 years.
On Friday, 10th October 2014, more than 500 people gathered at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Maryland to mark 52 years of Uganda's Independence. Ugandans in the diaspora joined the diplomatic community in Washington, friends of Uganda and officials from U.S. government at a function organized by Uganda Embassy.