Uganda has intervened on the side of the Government of South Sudan, including providing air support to overtake opposition forces.
Uganda is convulsed by nationwide protests that have been met by a brutal police crackdown.
But facing defeat in the American culture wars, The Family and its ilk looked elsewhere—including to Uganda.
from Swahili u "land, country" + Ganda, indigenous people name, of unknown origin.
Landlocked nation on Lake Victoria in east-central Africa, bordered by Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Sudan to the north, and Kenya to the east. Its capital and largest city is Kampala.
Note: From 1971 to 1979, Uganda was ruled by the notorious military strongman Idi Amin. It is estimated that Amin killed as many as 300,000 Ugandans through internal purges and campaigns of terror before he was overthrown.
Note: Under Amin, Uganda was a sponsor of international terrorism. In 1976, a French airliner was hijacked and flown to Entebbe Airport outside Kampala. An Israeli commando unit subsequently rescued the hostages in a sensational raid.