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Posts tagged ‘Buganda’

  • Karibu! – welcome to East Africa – Pope Francis

    Nov 26, 15 • 4424 views 2 comments

    Karibu! – and welcome to East Africa! – Pope Francis The Pope has landed in East Africa! UPDATE: this blog was written when the Pope touched down in East Africa – scroll down to the bottom to see how close we got to him… Today Pope...

  • On my knees again: an audience with the Bunyoro King

    Jun 16, 13 • 8305 views 14 comments

    Bunyoro Kingdom – Empango Celebrations inauguration run, Hoima, Uganda De Muzungu’s developed a taste for hanging out with Ugandan Royals recently, so when I heard Kampala Hash House Harriers – the Hash – were (dis)organising...

  • A wedding fit for the King

    May 18, 13 • 9754 views 2 comments

    There was an explosion of noise as the Kabaka arrived for Prince David Wasajja’s wedding at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala. It’s not every day (week / month / lifetime) that you get an invitation to a Royal Wedding, so what’s a girl to...

  • The son-in-laws I never knew I had: funeral of my namesake, Jaja

    Apr 20, 11 • 2912 views 5 comments

    Anxious not to arrive halfway through another Ugandan funeral, I decided to check that “4 o’clock” means the same for me as it does for my Ugandan friend Harriet. I’m glad I called: the 4 p.m. service had been brought forward by two hours...

  • Touchdown in Africa – a letter home

    Feb 24, 09 • 3641 views 8 comments

    Am writing from a really grubby internet cafe on the main road outside Kampala. We took a half hour walk thru the village to get here, all the kids shouting ‘Mzungu mzungu, bye!’ and waving at us. It was great fun. Poverty is everywhere...

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