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The Transforming Blacksmith in Buganda

A trajectory of blacksmithing as a creative practice in pre-colonial and contemporary Buganda CULTURE & ARTS | Dominic Muwanguzi |  Since the pre-colonial times indigenous communities on the African continent have engaged in different art forms as a means of social-l cultural expression and survival on a day to day basis. …

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Buganda seeks special status over forests, wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda has asked the government to give kingdom leaders authority over natural resources such as forests and wetlands in the kingdom if they are to be saved from degradation. Buganda Minister for the environment, Mariam Nkalubo Mayanja called upon the government to grant the …

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Abaana ba Kintu Installation

A showcase of unconventional  art making processes and display | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Why would an art installation be mounted in a science laboratory? The question is as much intriguing as full of suspense not only to the outsider but also to regular art connoisseur. In fact one can be …

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Katikkiro Mayiga condemns Govt coffee deal with Vinci

Mengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga of Buganda has condemned the central government’s decision to sign a coffee agreement with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited- UVVCCL, a privately owned firm, to process and export Uganda’s coffee without consulting the key stakeholders. In February this year, Finance …

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PICTORIAL: Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo at Mengo to meet Katikkiro Mayiga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice, who recently apologized to the Kabaka over remarks he made at a vigil for Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, has today personally delivered his message to the Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga. Accompanied by leading Ugandan diplomat Olara Otunu, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo …

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Nnabagereka urges women to lead fight in preserving environment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda has appealed to women to lead the fight to preserve the environment. The Nnabagereka was on Friday speaking to hundreds of women from 16 of Buganda’s 18 counties in Bulange Mengo as the Kingdom commemorated the Buganda Women’s …

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How intra-clan bickering felled the sacred Nabukalu tree

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is divided opinion over the matter of compensating members of the Lugave clan in Buganda over a tree that was cut to pave way for the construction of Mpigi expressway. The matter which has been silent since 2018 gained public attention following a court …

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Mengo controls less than 5% of land in Buganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom controls only 4% of the total land area in Buganda, according a new report compiled by a committee led by the Kingdom Minister for Special Duties Daudi, Mpanga. The other committee members are Medard Lubega Sseggona, the Busiro East County member of …

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