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Uganda at 60 Exhibition

‘Exhibition celebrates the excitement, optimism and promise of 9th October 1962 while acknowledging that, for many Ugandans Independence was partial victory’- Exhibition catalogue There’re two things that will catch your attention as soon as you walk into the exhibition: Uganda at 60 showing at the Uganda Museum: Firstly, the black …

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Priest calls for canonization of Benedicto Kiwanuka

Rubaga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A priest has proposed that Uganda’s first Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka be canonized as a saint. Kiwanuka was kidnapped in 1972 from his High Court Office in Kampala and reportedly murdered by the former President of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada. 50 years since his …

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New book: Benedicto Kiwanuka’s political maneuvers

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  From supporting Rwenzururu secessionists from Tooro Kingdom in 1960s to supporting the return of the lost counties to Bunyoro kingdom, direct elections in Buganda in 1961 ahead of independence, a new book details Uganda’s first short lived prime minister, Benedicto Kiwanuka’s political maneuvers. Titled Contesting …

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