Uganda: Nkoba [sic Ngoba] Za Mbogo, a student organization at Makerere University that apparently supports the language and culture of the Baganda people in Uganda
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||10 August 2000|
|Citation / Document Symbol||UGA35009.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda: Nkoba [sic Ngoba] Za Mbogo, a student organization at Makerere University that apparently supports the language and culture of the Baganda people in Uganda, 10 August 2000, UGA35009.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad7977.html [accessed 18 April 2014]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
Nkoba Za Mbogo is reportedly an association ofBaganda students with branches at Makerere University in Kampala, and at Islamic University in Mbale (New Vision 15 May 2000; ibid., 11 July 1999; ibid., 11 June 1998). Addressing students of the Islamic University, Kabaka [King] Muwenda Mutebi of Buganda reprotedly encouraged the students to pursue gainful employment through entrepreneurship (New Vision 15 May 2000). He commended the Nkoba Za Mbogo group of Baganda students for mobilizing the youth and thanked the university administration "for allowing the students to enjoy their ethnicity without any interference" (ibid.). Additional information on Nkoba za Mbogo could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please see the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
New Vision [Kampala]. 15 May 2000. Josephine Maseruka. "Uganda Politics: Mutebi Wants Ethnicity Respected." (NEXIS)
_____. 11 July 1999. "More Donations Flow Towards Kabaka's Wedding." (NEXIS)
____. 11 June 1998. Enock Kakande. "Buganda Monarchy 'Discussed in the Bush." (NEXIS)
Additional Sources Consulted
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [Oxford].
Amnesty International. 1999. Amnesty International Report 1999. New York: Amnesty International USA.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999. 2000.
Keesing's Record of World Events
Resource Centre. Country File. Uganda
Internet sites including,
Search engines including,