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Catholic Church unveils museum in memory of Cardinal Wamala

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka diocese catholic diocese has unveiled a historical museum that depicts the priestly life and works of Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala. The museum is found in his ancestral home in Kamaggwa village in Lwankoni Sub County in Kyotera district. The museum will act as a …

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Catholic church to unveil museum in memory of Muteesa I

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Catholic church in Uganda is in final stages of unveiling a grand religious museum depicting the history of Christianity and Catholicism in particular, since the 1870s when the first missionaries arrived in the country. The development has been revealed by the Kampala Archbishop Cyprian …

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Zakayo Legacy: UWEC to construct museum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Education Center – UWEC plans to construct a resource center and memorial monument in remembrance of Zakayo, the late celebrity Chimpanzee. Zakayo died in November 2018 at UWEC where it had stayed since June 1976 after it was handed over by whites who …

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Row over plans to move Greek antiquities from construction site

Thessaloniki, Greece | AFP | Opposition politicians, archaeologists and locals have denounced Greek government plans to displace the fragile remnants of an ancient city district unearthed during work on a subway tunnel in Thessaloniki. Experts say the early Byzantine site, which includes the city’s main 6th-century highway, ancient buildings and hundreds …

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Benin readies for return of treasures taken by France

Abomey-Calavi, Benin | AFP |  The display cases at the royal palaces in Benin’s sleepy southern town of Abomey are coated in dust and the exhibition halls plunged in darkness. But local tourism chief Gabin Djimasse hopes all this will change with the return of 26 artefacts from former colonial master …

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Trump salutes civil rights heroes at boycotted museum opening

Jackson, United States | AFP | Donald Trump called for an end to racial hatred Saturday at the launch of a museum dedicated to victims of white-supremacist violence in America’s Deep South, a ceremony boycotted by several black leaders. The Republican president’s attendance at the gathering to open the Mississippi …

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