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PICTORIAL: Sebunya-Rema Namakula kukyala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Hamza Sebunya yesterday took a first step to wedding Ugandan musician  Rema Namakula, by visiting her parents in a traditional ceremony called ‘Kukyala’.  Looking elegant, she shared photographs on Facebook of the joyful occasion held on Uganda’s Independence Day, at her parent’s home in …

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Oil brushes that conserve birds

Artist turns childhood affection into a challenge for me and you | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Farid Mahfudh loves birds. He cares for birds; lovingly cuddling them and nursing them if they accidently wander into his studio. He helps them to freedom in the open skies. Born in Masaka town, Farid …

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Russian cadets pose for selfies at Kalashnikov exhibition

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Dozens of youngsters from Russia’s Youth Army have been getting up close and personal with perhaps the world’s most iconic firearm as their country prepares to mark the centenary of the birth of Mikhail Kalashnikov, maker of the legendary rifle. Children from the roughly half a …

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Ugandans thrill guests at JAMAFEST in Dar

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan delegation at the East African Community Arts and Culture Festival JAMAFEST put up a thrilling show of cultural dances on the first day of the regional fair taking place in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. It’s the fourth time …

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Giant art project transforms East German housing blocks

Halle (Saale), Germany | AFP | An enduring reminder of the communist era, the vast, concrete “Plattenbau” tower blocks that surround cities in eastern Germany are usually considered eyesores rather than works of art. Yet, a new urban culture project in the city of Halle, 170 kilometres (around 100 miles) southwest …

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Who stole gold toilet from British Palace?

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home London, United Kingdom | AFP | A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home. The fully-functioning toilet, dubbed “America”, was created by Italian artist Maurizio …

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Eddy Kenzo’s 700-word missive to Rema

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo has written a 700 word missive on facebook following reports that his partner Rema Namakula is set to wed a doctor, Hamza Sebunya. Here it is, un-edited, mainly in Luganda and in uglish. ****** I wanted to record this on …

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