Kampala – News, Jobs & Weather

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Kampala is the heart and capital city of Uganda. This biggest city in Uganda got its name from a Luganda phrase that means “that which belongs to the impala”.

Uganda is one of Africa’s friendliest countries, and Kampala residents are accepting, polite, and approachable.

Kampala has almost all the facilities of a modern city which explains the vast population from around the country and all over the world.

Kampala News

Find local breaking news in business, economy, health, politics and sports. Stay updated with latest events, entertainment, culture and travel. Read updated COVID-19 / Corona pandemic information and news about vaccines and testing.

National Uganda news:

Jobs in Kampala

Find newly posted jobs, vacancies and services for hire locally. Most sites allow you to post a profile and get e-mail notifications about new jobs that apply to you.

The best and biggest national job sites in Uganda are:

On the best and most popular job sites you will find vacancies in all categories of employment: Management, production, maintenance, quality, service, project management, IT, Health and social professions, transport, logistics and HR, but also postings in training, accounting, controlling, finance, marketing and communication. You can filter vacancies by industry such as production, manufacturing, software & IT, education, temporary work, agriculture, mining, engineering, health, pharmacy and hospitals.

Also check out the most popular classifieds sites. Classifieds sites almost always have a jobs & vacancies section, and a place to post your own resume.

For sale in Kampala

On classifieds sites, you will find almost anything for sale – and you can post your own item to learn an extra income. Search and filter by categories or by location. Find the best deals in your city as well as nation-wide.

In general, the best Ugandan classifieds and listing sites are:

On most classifieds and sales listings sites you will find items for sale in many categories. Most typical are Mobile Phones & Tablets, Electronics, Vehicles, Cars & Trucks, Real Estate, Fashion & Clothes, Jobs & Trainings, Business & Services and Beauty & well being. You will also find available job listings and seeking job / CVs, service ads, repair and construction and commercial equipment and tools.

Weather in Kampala

Here you will find updated and accurate local forecasts for the city. Please check the hourly forecast as well as the daily forecasts. We also recommend a good mobile weather app like Weather Channel, AccuWeather or Radarscope to keep you constantly updated.

Partly Cloudy
06:3818:45 EAT
Feels like: 21°C
Wind: 8km/h W
Humidity: 83%
Pressure: 1009.82mbar
UV index: 0

Uganda has a tropical climate. Temperatures are in the 25–29°C (77–84°F) range on average. December to February are the hottest months of the year. Good national weather links are:

Weather forecasting and weather radars are the most typical ways of staying updated. Weather is typically indicated with sunny, cloudiness, rains and showers, storms and more. Most online weather apps will list the local location, temperature, precipitation, wind speed, humidty and pressure. Some might even include a UV index and what the weather “feels like” (like the chill factor). Forecasts typically look at Highs and Lows during the 24 hour day, wind, precipitation and precipitation chance.

About Kampala


Kampala, Uganda’s capital and economic engine, has a diverse ethnic population drawn from all parts of the world and neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia. According to City Mayors Figures, Kampala is one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent.


Iconic buildings in Kampala are Gaddafi National Mosque, Baha’i temple; Uganda martyrs shrine, Kabaka’s palace, Rubaga Cathedral, and Namirembe Cathedral.


Kampala’s climate is tropical rainforest. Se Weather section.

Parks and Nature

Along the shores of Lake Victoria, Kampala has small parks and public gardens, which act as leisure spots for locals and visitors. Lake Mburo national park endowed with great wildlife and bird species is in Kampala.


Commercial banks in Uganda, Uganda’s leading news media (new vision group), the daily monitor journal, Air Uganda, and Crown Beverages Limited, are among the companies with headquarters in the city center. The informal sector accounts for a substantial portion of Kampala’s GDP.


The Uganda Museum, Uganda National Theatre, and the Ndere Cultural Centre have so much culture to explore.


Matoke, Muchomo (grilled meat) and the famous Ugandan Rolex are common in Kampala city. Savor mouth-watering Kampala delights in street kiosks and local restaurants that are widespread in Kampala.


Kampala is home to the city oilers, one of East Africa’s strongest basketball teams. In 2017, Kampala hosted the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships.

The Nelson Mandela National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that is mainly used for football and is home to the Uganda Cranes, the national football team.


Kampala has many public and private educational institutions that offer a diverse selection of courses. Learning begins in pre-primary (at six weeks of age), progresses to primary, and eventually to secondary. Kampala has several vocational and technical schools that provide training in a variety of fields. Makerere University is Uganda’s largest and oldest higher education institution.


In contrast to other capital cities around the world, Kampala does not have an airport. The only way to get into Uganda is to fly into Entebbe Airport, the country’s largest airport.

Boda Boda, a term used by Kampala residents to refer to motorbike transportation, is a common mode of transportation that provides access to many areas both within and outside the city. In Kampala, public modes of transportation include commuter taxis, which are 15-seater buses, and 60-seater buses that run 24 hours a day.

Kampala city is the heart of Uganda. It is a city of food, culture and warm people. 

Tip: For additional information about this city, check out local directories for information about residents, culture, businesses and tourism.

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