Christianity Comes to Uganda

Christianity is now the dominant religion in Uganda, with around 85% of the population adhering to the faith. But Christianity is a rather recent import. The different tribes in what…

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Makerere and Amin

  Makerere University in Kampala was once known as the Oxford of East Africa. It was established in 1922 as a technical college by the colonial authorities. The Governor of…

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Princess Clara Nalumansi

On women’s day, let’s celebrate women around the world, and remember a remarkable Muganda princess who died for daring to defy traditional gender roles, Princess Clara Nalumansi. She was the…

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The International Criminal Court

On 1st July 2002, the first permanent court designed to try perpetrators of the most serious international crimes – namely, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of…

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Remembering the Obalanga Massacre

  The massacre at Obalanga on 15th June 2003 marked the beginning of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) invasion into the Teso sub region of Uganda. The rebels attacked the…

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Martyrs’ Day in Uganda

On 3rd June, Uganda celebrates Martyrs’ Day. It is a public holidays, which commemorates the 22 Catholics and 23 Protestants who were killed for refusing to renounce their faith between…

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