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ARTS: Leilah Babirye

Artist reclaims her sexuality | THE INDEPENDENT | New York-based Ugandan artist Leilah Babirye’s hand-carved wood and ceramic sculptures—many of them figures and faces inspired by African masks that seek to expore the diversity of LGBTQI identities—have captured the attention of the international art world.  The 36-year old went abroad …

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Archbishop Jonah Lwanga dies at 76

He spoke up on democracy, constitutionalism, and human rights Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since the death on Sept.05 of Archbishop Jonah Lwanga in Athens, Greece, the spiritual leader of more than 500,000 Ugandans who are Greek Orthodox Christian, tributes have been pouring in. “It is really sad and …

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Retrospect on Beautiful Imperfections

An exhibition by Makerere Art School Alumni Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | It is exactly six years now that three fresh graduates of Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fineart got together to mount a show at the Makerere Art gallery. The three artists namely: Patrick Mulondo, Emmanuel Lwanga …

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