The Ankole Agreement, 1962


The Ankole Agreement of 1901 consolidated Nkore and other states into the kingdom of Ankole, under the auspices of Britain’s Uganda Protectorate. The treaty was amended by further agreements between the governor of Uganda and the omugabe (king) of Ankole until this 1962 agreement. The Ankole Agreement, 1962 was made on August 30, 1962: “between Sir Walter Fleming Coutts, Knight Commander of the Most distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Uganda Protectorate on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith on the one part; and Nyakusinga Rubambansi Sir Charles Godfrey Gasyonga II, Omugabe of the Kingdom of Ankole by and with the advice and consent of the Eishengyero for himself and his successors in office for and on behalf of the Eishengyero and the people of the Kingdom of Ankole in the Uganda Protectorate.” Uganda became independent in October 1962. The kingdom of Ankole was abolished in 1967.

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Uganda Protectorate, Entebbe, Uganda

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The Ankole Agreement, 1962 / Endagaano y'Ankole Eya, 1962

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31 unnumbered pages, 34 pages ; 33 centimeters


  • From the National Archives of Uganda, Entebbe. Digitized at the National Library of Uganda with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Last updated: March 7, 2014