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Rukikaire’s view of history

Former cabinet minister and NRA ideologue Rukikaire on politics and leadership BOOK REVIEW | Ian Katusiime | Mathew Rukikaire has seen it all. Born into an aristocratic family and educated in the best institutions that the colonial era could offer locally and abroad, Rukikaire has either made or participated in …

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Notre-Dame, loved through the ages yet neglected

Notre Dame cathedral ▶ Catholic Cathedral ▶ Completed in 1345 ▶ Construction took 182 years ▶ Tower height of 69 meters ▶ Where Napoleon was coronated ▶ 14 million visitors annually ▶ Has a 13 tonne bell named Emmanuel The Notre Dame has survived ▶ French Wars of Religion ▶ The …

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Vatican to open archives of WWII pope Pius XII in 2020

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open the secret archives of the era of Pius XII in March next year, which could shed light on the Catholic Church’s actions during World War II. Researchers have long sought to examine the archives …

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Austria celebrates 200 years of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria | AFP | Austria has something special to celebrate this festive period as it marks 200 years since the first performance of one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols, “Silent Night”. Celebrations of the anniversary will culminate with a special December 24 performance of “Stille …

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