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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Historical site of the week: Kasubi Tombs (1880)

Historical site of the week: Kasubi Tombs (1880)

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and originally Kabaka Muteesa I’s palace (1880-1884), the graves of Muteesa I, Mwanga II, Daudi Chwa II, and Mutesa II are found in the main house, the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga. Bujjabukula, the gatehouse is where Muteesa I lived from 1880-1882, awaiting completion of the main

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Collaborative efforts to conserve the chimpanzees

Collaborative efforts to conserve the chimpanzees

With support from the Arcus Foundation, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is implementing a 2-year project (2019-2021) in Bunyoro and the Rwenzori sub-region to strengthen collaborative conservation of chimpanzees, not only through legal mechanisms but by reinforcing cultural institutions and resources. The project recognizes the important traditional role played

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The 4th National Heritage Awards suspended indefinitely

The 4th National Heritage Awards suspended indefinitely

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 preserve a threatened part of

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Happy World Heritage Day 2020

Happy World Heritage Day 2020

World Heritage Day 2020
World Heritage Day is about preserving human heritage, diversity, and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites. Also, the efforts required to protect and conserve it and to draw attention towards it.
We all know that ancient buildings and monuments are an asset for us

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Historical site of the week: Bahai Temple

Historical site of the week: Bahai Temple

The Bahai House of Worhip (1958)
Surrounded by extensive gardens, the Mother Temple for Africa was designed to fit with Uganda’s Culture and environment. With its nine-sided circular shape and striking dome, it was built under the supervision of the architects of the Bulange. At the time, the highest Building

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Safeguarding our built and natural heritage

Safeguarding our built and natural heritage

Safeguarding our built and natural heritage; what is the 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

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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, now 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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Historical building of the week: Entebbe Post Office

Historical building of the week: 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
Historical Buildings

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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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