New Rwandan king grew up in exile in Uganda

New Rwandan king grew up in exile in Uganda

A 56-year-old man who lives in the UK and once worked for a soft drinks company in Uganda has been named Rwanda’s king-in-exile. Prince Emmanuel Bushayija succeeds his grandfather, King Kigeli V, who died in the US in October aged 80. In a statement, the Royal House said the new monarch grew up in exile […]

Uganda’s bead king Gateja doing historic Nairobi showcase

Uganda’s bead king Gateja doing historic Nairobi showcase

As the team at TheUgandan wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we’ll bring you details about locally bred artist and jeweller, Sanaa Gateja’s high profile exhibition. The Gateja exhibition besides the art of five East African artists who the exhibition’s curator calls ‘pioneers’ have been on display from December 17 […]

Uganda voted against UN gay rights position

Uganda voted against UN gay rights position

Uganda and all but three African countries voted against UN’s sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) mandate safeguard. According to the UN’s website, the vote took place late yesterday, with 84 countries, voting in favour of keeping the Independent Expert and 17 abstaining. Cape Verde and Seychelles were the only other two members of the […]

Banyala to protest ‘forced’ Kabaka visit to Kayunga

Banyala to protest ‘forced’ Kabaka visit to Kayunga

Banyala secessionists working to foil Kabaka visit The Banyala cultural group leaders will lead a protest in Kayunga District on November 27 against Buganda king Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s planned another trip to the area. The Kabaka will grace the finals of the Buganda clan football and netball championship organised by Bugerere County on […]

Archbishop Ntagali sued over hostile diocese hijack

Archbishop Ntagali sued over hostile diocese hijack

The High Court in Kampala has summoned Church in Uganda Archbishop Stanely Ntagali to respond to allegations by eleven canons that he has unlawfully taken over the management of West Ankole Diocese in Bushenyi district. The canons led by Christopher Kisembo accuse Archbishop Ntagali of abusing his authority and violating the Constitution of the Province […]

Uganda shines at Japan’s JATA tourism EXPO

Uganda shines at Japan’s JATA tourism EXPO

By Sadiki Adams  adamsjk7@gmail.com After making world headlines with the Hollywood blockbuster Queen of Katwe, the rolled eggs commonly known as ‘rolex’, Uganda has now excelled in this year’s JATA (Japan Association of Tour Agents) Tourism expo. The globally renowned JATA is organized by the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and the Japan Association […]