Historical building of the week: Emin Pasha Hotel

Historical building of the week: Emin Pasha Hotel

Emin Pasha Hotel
Partly built around the renovated villa, the home of the owner of Kampala’s first department store (Drapers, not DFCU Bank on Constitutional Square) a good example of a historical building renovated with care to turn it into a useful economic asset
Historical Buildings and Sites Project
Historical

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The 4th National Heritage Awards

The 4th National Heritage Awards

The 4th National Heritage Awards
Every 2 years since 2013, CCFU awards individuals, families and organizations for their outstanding contribution to preserving and promoting Uganda’s heritage. This is built, tangible and intangible heritage. Awards are towards efforts to preserve a historical site, an endangered language or custom, an effort to

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Safeguarding our built and natural heritage

Safeguarding our built and natural heritage

Safeguarding our built and natural heritage-what way forward?
CCFU has recently been expanding its work in protecting and conserving our (rapidly vanishing) built and natural heritage.
In this regard, we are hosting Justin Scully from the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland who is guiding CCFU in the

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Historical site of the building: Entebbe Post Office

Historical site of the building: Entebbe Post Office

Entebbe Post Office
Post offices were some of the first buildings constructed by the colonial government in each city they settled, and this may in fact be Uganda’s oldest Post Office.
It still contains a number of original features such as its individual post boxes on the veranda
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The 2019 Youth Heritage Awards (Uganda and Kenya)

The 2019 Youth Heritage Awards (Uganda and Kenya)

The Cross Cultural Foundation under the Heritage Education programme awarded 13 winners from the Heritage Competitions and held a panel discussion to discuss how Africa’s cultural diversity can be harnessed for social cohesion. The ceremony took place on 4th December at Ndere Cultural Center. Over 160 people attended the event

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Historical site of the week: Mpumudde Hill

Historical site of the week: Mpumudde Hill

Mpumudde Hill
Whilst returning from exile in 1923, Chwa II, Kabelega, the Omukama of Bunyoro (1869-1899) died in his sleep at this spot. In Lusoga, the hill is known as Mpumwire, meaning “to rest”. When Uganda’s monarchies were reinstated in the 1990’s, the hill was used as the coronation site

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Historical building of the Week

Historical building of the Week

Buganda Road Primary School
Formerly named after its founder Norman Godinho, an important Goan property owner and philanthropist, the school was renamed in the 1970s after the expulsion of Asians from Uganda . Initially exclusively an Indian school, it was handed over to government, expanded in 1954, and later opened

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Historical building of the Week: Bank of Uganda

Historical building of the Week: Bank of Uganda

Bank of Uganda (1969)
Construction of the Bank’s first permanent premises started in 1967; one year after Uganda issued its own national currency.
Designed by Peatfield and Bodgener, the building’s striking design is accompanied by the monument in front, a mosaic-clad structure that symbolizes the new Bank’s authority over the

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Historical building of the Week: Lake Victoria Hotel

Historical building of the Week: Lake Victoria Hotel

Lake Victoria Hotel (1948)
 The handsome and well preserved hotel is most famous for hosting Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Uganda in 1958, and continues to be a popular location for luxury holidays, weddings and VIP events.
 Historical Buildings and Sites Project
Historical buildings and sites in Kampala,

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Read this report…

Read this report…

Introduction
The Batwa are among the most marginalized indigenous minority groups in Uganda and their plight has attracted interventions from both State and non-State institutions, both to ensure welfare and to protect their rights, some of which have recorded a good measure of success.
After their eviction from their forests

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