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Talking Omweso

Leading Ugandan sculptor tackles the male chauvinism of an ancient board game “Why would anyone ask me why I chose to present omweso? It is simply part of our material cultural heritage!” That is how passionately Dr. Rose Namubiru Kirumira feels about the subject of her current exhibition of sculptural …

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VIDEO: Imbalu festivities embrace modernity

NBS: The change in the health and social economic dynamics has forced cultural leaders in Bugisu to make some drastic adjustments in the conduct of their cultural practice of Imbalu (circumcision) for sustainability. Elders are now proposing the incorporation of health and social – economic development aspects in the cultural …

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Art of Propaganda

By Nathan Kiwere Following the social and political mayhem that was engendered by the botched 2007 general elections in neighbouring Kenya, politicians and the public went into an unprecedented frenzy, outshouting each other to prove culpability in what turned out to be a national festival of hooliganism. As they say, …

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Eating to junk health

As more Ugandans resort to fried snack foods, experts warn of the danger ahead In a queue at a fast food restaurant, two girls are chatting. “I’ve eaten a lot of chaps recently. I need a change today, how are their chips?” One asks her friend. “They are tasty and …

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G7 leaders’ visit to Ise Shrine: things to know

Ise Shima, Japan | AFP | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will Thursday take fellow world leaders on a tour of Ise Shrine, an ancient spot that sits at the heart of Japan’s native Shinto religion. The trip is part of the cultural programme on the sidelines of the Group …

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Instilling a fitness culture

By Agnes E. Nantaba Mildred Apenyo, the CEO of Fit Clique Africa, a fitness centre for women, spoke to Agnes E. Nantaba about their operations. What are the key elements in your management style as a manager? My role is to manage a team that aims to create a society …

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