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Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and the largest urban centre in the country situated among the northern shore hinterland of Lake Victoria. The city was widely seen as a showcase capital for east Africa in the immediate post-independence years before the disastrous arrival of Idi Amin and its subsequent decline. Today, except for the city centre itself, where new buildings and renovations have redesigned the battered cityscape of the 1980s civil war, the original seven hills – now 12 – on which Kampala lies are covered in shady trees and subsistence crops. It is the archetypal modern African city with shopping malls and bustling markets, but in places Kampala has the appearance of an extended village, rather than a capital, while sights such as the Kasubi Tombs and the National Museum are open to tourists.

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