Uganda celebrates 50 years of independence from the UK
9 October 2012 Last updated at 22:25 BST
People across Uganda have been celebrating as the country marks fifty years of independence from Britain.
Several African heads of state joined Uganda's President Museveni in Kampala for the festivities.
However, the opposition boycotted the event, accusing the government of being corrupt and repressive, as Catherine Byaruhanga reports.