Before the arrival of the British colonists, the Kabaka of Buganda had chosen the zone that would become Kampala as a hunting reserve. The area, composed of rolling hills with grassy wetlands in the valleys, was home to several species of antelope, particularly impala. When the British arrived, they called it "Hills of the Impala". The language of the Buganda, Luganda, adopted many English words because of their interactions with the British. The Buganda translated "Hill of the Impala" as Akasozi ke'Empala - "Kasozi" meaning "hill", "ke" meaning "of", and "empala" the plural of "impala". In Luganda, the words "ka'mpala" means "that is of the impala", in reference to a hill, and the single word "Kampala" was adopted as the name for the city that grew out of the Kabaka's hills.
Lawapa or Lavapa (Wylie: la ba pa; grub chen la ba pa; wa ba pa) was a figure in Tibetan Buddhism who flourished in the 10th century. He was also known as Kambala and Kambalapada (Sanskrit: Kaṃbalapāda). Lawapa, was a mahasiddha, or accomplished yogi, who travelled to Tsari. Lawapa was a progenitor of the Dream Yogasādhanā and it was from Lawapa that the mahasiddha Tilopa received the Dream Yoga practice lineage.
Simmer-Brown (2001: p.57) when conveying the ambiguity of ḍākinīs in their "worldly" and "wisdom" guises conveys a detailed narrative that provides the origin of Lawapa's name:
Nomenclature, orthography and etymology
Alternate English orthographies are Lwabapa, Lawapa and Lvapa.
An alternate English nomenclature for Lawapa is Kambala.
The Hevajra Tantra, a yoginītantra of the anuttarayogatantra class, is held to have originated between the late eighth century C.E. (Snellgrove), and the "late ninth or early tenth century" (Davidson), in Eastern India, possibly Bengal. Tāranātha lists Saroruha and Kampala (also known as "Lva-va-pā, "Kambhalī", and "Śrī-prabhada") as its "bringers":
According to the provisional results of the 2014 national census, the district had a population of 1,516,210. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics estimated that the population had grown at a rate of 2.02% since the last national census in 2002.
Kampala District is divided into five administrative divisions:
Each administrative division is independently administered by locally elected officials who report to the City Council Administration headed by an elected Lord Mayor. The mayor of Kampala is Al Hajj Erias Lukwago.
Kampala, (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 2nd Sep, 2021 ) .Ugandan security forces on Thursday arrested one of the country's top academics on suspicion of espionage, the military said ... at the university's main building on one of the busiest streets in the capital Kampala.
The vice-chancellor of the private Victoria University was taken in broad daylight on Thursday at the facility’s main building on one of the busiest streets in the capital, Kampala... Commentators on social media suggested he had been taken because he is seen as being close to the military intelligence service of Uganda’s regional rival Rwanda.
The militants have repeatedly promised a different kind of rule to their brutal regime of the 1990s that saw girls barred from school, women confined to their homes, most entertainment banned, and stonings and public executions used as punishments ...Media reports say Kampala has agreed to take about 2,000 refugees but this has not been confirmed ... ....
Kyagulanyi’s supporters took to social media to keep the man they hoped to be president relevant in the public sphere ... “Social media has been saying that Museveni is dead ... Foreign AffairsStateMinisterOkello Oryem told journalists at UgandaMediaCentre in Kampala on Wednesday that Mr Lumbuye should not expect special treatment if he broke the law.
SPORTS. Ugandan athlete who fled Olympic camp arrested in Japan. Photo. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/ZUMA Wire/dpa. " data-media="">. 21/07/2021 10.50 AM. KAMPALA, July 21 -- An Ugandan athlete who went missing from an Olympic training camp in Japan has been arrested by the authorities there, an official said here Tuesday ... ....
Moses Mulumba, a lead petitioner, told the media in Kampala on Friday that the petition has been filed with the country’s high court. The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, as well as the country's Health Ministry, have been nominated as respondents in the case, he noted.
The oxygen is being produced at the army industrial park in Luwero district, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the capital Kampala...Flavia Byekwaso told the media the intervention is critical as most hospitals ...
WORLD. Uganda’s president imposes lockdown to fight coronavirus. " data-media="">. 19/06/2021 09.46 AM. KAMPALA, June 19 -- Ugandans were instructed Friday by the nation’s president to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to Anadolu ... ....
The driver was captured on a video which went viral on social media, transporting passengers to Kampala, against the new Presidential guidelines and Ministry of Health SOPs, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said ... CP Enanga also said the errant driver who is attached to the public relations department, did not adhere to the force's instructions ... VIDEO.
Ugandan police arrested 44 people during a party to celebrate the engagement of a gay couple held at an LGBT shelter in Kampala in late May, claiming that they had intervened over health and safety violations. Videos of the arrest, which circulated widely on social media, outed some of the attendees, who had been in the closet.