Covid-19: Strengthening or weakening our family values?

Covid-19: Strengthening or weakening our family values?

Last December, no Ugandan would envision the world changing in just two months. We eagerly looked forward to the weekly ‘party-after-party’: drink ups, weddings, birthdays and get-togethers. On a normal day, Veronica and Alex Irumba would wake up early morning at 5 am to hug and see off their children

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Restore Makerere main building to its original state

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, the country woke up to the disturbing news of fire gutting
Makerere University’s iconic building –the Main building (also known as the Ivory Tower). Since
then, several dignitaries have visited the university; notably the Minister of Education and Sports,
Ms. Janet Kataha Museveni.
In her

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Culture and the 2017 Marriage Bill: a passage or a barrier?

Culture and the 2017 Marriage Bill: a passage or a barrier?

The Marriage Bill 2017 is one of the oldest government Bills in Parliament having been in existence for 5 decades albeit with changing names and segmented achievements. This Bill seeks to consolidate the various laws relating to marriage, separation and divorce in Uganda. The Bill has faced stiff opposition especially

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Save Watoto Building

Save Watoto Building

Symbion Uganda Limited, acting on behalf of Watoto Church, has submitted a new architectural plan to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), proposing the demolition of a historic building that houses Watoto Church Central, along Kampala road and replaced with what they have called a ‘modern’ building. The proposed 12-storeyed building

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Meeting between the Batwa and district stakeholders

Meeting between the Batwa and district stakeholders

With support from the Fund for Global Human Rights, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda has been facilitating a number of periodic events at which representatives of the Batwa community in Bundibugyo meet with district local government authorities and with other district stakeholders to:

Exchange views on the evolving situation

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The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On 11th August 2020, representatives of Indigenous Minority Groups in Uganda are joined by representatives of civil society organisations, Government and the media to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the theme ‘COVID 19 and Indigenous Peoples’ Resilience’. As we commemorate this day, it is important

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Map of Fort Portal’s Historical Buildings and Sites

Map of Fort Portal’s Historical Buildings and Sites

Launching the ‘Map of Fort Portal’s Historical Building and Sites – A Journey through Fort Portal’s History’
 On the 30th of June 2020, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) and other stakeholder including representative from Government, Tooro Kingdom, media, owners and managers of historical buildings, among others launch the ‘Map

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Culture and epidemics; is there a link?

Culture and epidemics; is there a link?

Culture and epidemics; is there a link?
Infectious diseases have for centuries significantly affected how and where we live, our economies, our cultures, and daily habits. They have changed our settlement patterns, the size of our communities, our marriage, and funeral traditions, with many of these effects continuing to be

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Monument of the week:  The Independence Tree

Monument of the week: The Independence Tree

Earlier known as the Freedom Tree, this tree became famous as a site of rallies in the 1950s addressed by nationalist leaders such as I.K. Musaazi and J.W.Kiwanuka, prior to Uganda’s Independence in 1962. Today it acts a location for many community functions and markets
Historical Buildings and Sites Project
Historical buildings and

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