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What next for Iteso after Osuban?

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Iteso on social media are already discussing succession in the Iteso Cultural Union- ICU after the burial of the first Paramount Chief, Augustine Osuban Lemukol on Saturday. Some are proposing names of candidates for the position of Emorimor while others are offering guidance …

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Girls University, Tororo radio get Museveni boost

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has pledged sh1.5billion to help the Tieng Adhola Cultural Institution (TACI) purchase land to construct a first ever Ugandan girls university in Tororo. He also promised another sh200 million to enable TACI to complete installation of the Tororo Broadcasting Network Limited radio …

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Buganda , IRCU to work together to strengthen family values

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has established a partnership with the Buganda kingdom’s cultural leaders to harness interventions that strengthen the values of humanity and sustainable development in families. IRCU entered into a formal collaboration with the council of clan leaders in the Buganda …

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EPRC: Men doing work traditionally done by women

Makerere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) has found notable shifts where men are increasingly taking on care work that was traditionally assigned to women. This is against the fact that previous data has stipulated that women and girls spend twice …

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Fresh elections to select new ‘King’ for Bugisu

Inzu Ya Masaba to Conduct Fresh Elections for Umukuuka Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A consultative meeting convened by the Gender, Labor and Social Development Minister, Frank Tumwebaze to end the stalemate over the cultural leader of Inzu Ya Masaba has resolved to conduct fresh elections. The closed-door meeting …

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Saving chimpanzee using culture

How communities who regard the animal as a totem are saving it Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Agnes Nyangoma Mukooto, an elderly grandmother in Kabwoya, a quiet sleepy village near the shores of Lake Albert in mid-western Uganda, grew up listening to her father tell stories about the totem …

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Delegates oppose proposed fresh Umukuka election

Masaba Cultural Delegates Oppose Minister’s Proposal of Fresh Umukuka Election Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from the Mwambu clan have resoundingly opposed a proposal by Marry Gorreti  Kitutu, the minister of energy,  calling for fresh election of the cultural leader, the Umukuka. Over the weekend during the burial of …

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