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Orders, decorations, and medals of Uganda


Orders, decorations, and medals of Uganda

The Ugandan Honours System consists of orders and medals awarded for exemplary service to the nation.[1][2]


  • Civilian 1
  • Military 2
  • Obsolete awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Orders and medals Rank / Class Note
The Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa Grand Master Awarded to heads of state and government
The Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa Grand Commander For spouses of heads of state, vice presidents and crown princes and princesses
The Distinguished Order of The Nile Class I–V Named after the River Nile
The Distinguished Order of the Crested Crane Class I–V Named after the crested crane, Uganda's national bird
The National Independence Medal Not to be confused with Uganda Independence Medal
The Nalubaale Medal Local name of Lake Victoria


Orders and medals Class Note
The Order of Katonga Named after the final and decisive battle of the National Resistance Army
The Kabalega Star I–III Named after King Kabalega of Bunyoro who resisted the British
The Rwenzori Star I–III Named after Rwenzori Mountains
The Masaba Star Local name of Mount Elgon
The Damu Medal Kiswahili for blood
The Luwero Triangle Medal Named after the Luwero Triangle
The Kagera Medal Awarded to those who fought against Idi Amin between 1971 and 1979
The Order of Lukaya Awarded to those who fought at the battle of Lukaya in 1979 during the Uganda–Tanzania War
The Kyoga Medal Named after Lake Kyoga and awarded to those who fought against insurgencies

Obsolete awards

Medal Note
The Kagera River Medal Awarded by Idi Amin to those who annexed part of the Tanzanian northern region of Kagera


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