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We fondly called him Chief. I still call him Chief. Gregory Thabiso Lebona, Professor of Anatomy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (previously Medical University of Southern Africa), was my classmate in Medical School. He shares the fascinating story of his journey from Waterford in Swaziland to Makerere University and beyond. In his words: “End of term, December 3 1970, 10.30 am; the parking lot was bubbling with excitement as pupils exchanged goodbyes. My younger siblings, Veronica, Andrew & I were waiting for our mum to fetch us. The familiar 7-hour drive to Maseru, Lesotho would be my very last. With a lump in my throat …………..

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One of the reasons I enjoyed my high school years at King’s College, Budo, Uganda was the very high quality of teaching, supervision and nurturing we received from our teachers. Among them was Neil Bonnell, an Australian who taught us  English. He had a passion for teaching and a passion for life. Half a century later, he still ………..

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Herbert Rheno Karugaba is a Munyakigyezi lawyer who was born 61 years ago at Masindi Hospital………

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Chris Bishaka is a Real Estate Developer in Ibanda, Nkore, Uganda. Born in Bubaare, Ibanda on August 16, 1958, Chris studied at……

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Herbert Byaruhanga is the Managing Director of Bird Uganda Safaris Ltd. and one of Uganda’s most distinguished tour guides. His company offers a variety of …..

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Asiimwe-Mwesige Jackie

Jackie Asiimwe, a lawyer, is the Uganda Country Manager of Wellspring Advisors, a US based philanthropic advisory firm. A Mukiga of the Baheesi ba Kinyagiro of Kabale, Kigezi,……

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Ekodeu Tony

Tony Ekodeu is a Senior Managing Consultant and IT Architect with IBM Canada. He was born at Mulago Hospital, in Kampala, Uganda to ……….

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Kaguri

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is the Founder and Executive Director of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. He was born and raised in Kigezi, Uganda in the small village of Nyakagyezi. At a very young age he demonstrated an unquenchable desire to learn………

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Hope Chigudu

Hope Chigudu is feminist activist and a gender, organisational and development practitioner. In her earlier days in the women’s…….

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Roscoe Katende is a senior anesthesiologist in New York City, New York, USA. He was born at Najera, Kampala to Mr. Hamu Katende and Mrs. Victoria Nalwanga Katende. His father was a local builder and his mother was a schoolteacher. They were both strong Christians who struggled to pay for his entire ……..

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Kavuma-Kayonga, Jane Portrait

Jane Kavuma–Kayonga is a retired obstetrician who is now a full time novel writer. She was born at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, in a family of fourteen children. She attended…….

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Gregory Mugisha Muntu, the President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), likes …

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Kitaka Sabrina

Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, a Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health at the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Heath Sciences, Kampala, Uganda, exemplifies the values…..

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Adoniya

Adoniya Ayebare, a husband, father, journalist, diplomat, peacemaker, down-to-earth intellectual …

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Barungi Atwooki Barbara

Barbara Barungi is a development practitioner currently serving as the Lead Economist with the African Development Bank in Nigeria …

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Ulzen, Thaddeus

Thaddeus P. Manus Ulzen is Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama School of Medicine in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Born in the gold mining hot bed of Tarkwa, Ghana ……

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Cheryl

Cheryl Daniel is the Principal of Glen Cedar Public School in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. As a young girl, Cheryl always had a curiosity about people and what makes …

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Marcel

Marcel Wiradharma is a businessman who operates a number of companies based in Richmond Hill Ontario……

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Odera Joy Photo

Joy Odera is a Kenyan, but she was born and bred in Uganda.  Her early formal education started at Namagunga Boarding Primary School, followed by …

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Shiundu Juvenal

Juvenal Shiundu, a Naval Architect, is the Deputy Director/Head, Programme Management Section at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters …

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Kayizzi-Mugerwa Steve

Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa is a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at New York University …

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Anschuetz Barbara

Barbara Anschuetz, a Registered Psychotherapist, is the Clinical Director of The Trauma Centre in Sharon, Ontario, Canada. Born in Toronto, Barbara was raised in a traditional family …..

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Kigongo-Mwesezi Sam

Sam Kigongo-Mwesezi is a Ugandan-born surgical intensivist at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York, USA. The son of schoolteachers, Sam attended Kako, Masaka and …

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George Bhima is a Ugandan family doctor who grew up in Hoima and Fort Portal. He received his early formal…

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Bbuye Lyamukanga was born and grew up in Entebbe, Uganda. Upon graduating from Makerere University, he was a Ford Foundation Scholarship Fellow at the Makerere …

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Melville, Nanxy

Nancy Melville, a retired nurse, was born in Toronto, but lived most of her youth in a northern Ontario city called Sault Ste. Marie. She was the youngest in a family of three children, with one older brother and sister…..

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Philip Odera, the Chief Executive, CfC Stanbic Kenya is a 21st century leader and a frequent speaker in the area of Leadership Development and Strategy Implementation …..

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Susan Githuku

Susan Wakhungu-Githuku is the Founder & CEO of Human Performance Dynamics Africa, a boutique organizational development and human resources consulting firm based in Nairobi….

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Ky'okusinga Kirunga

Ky’okusinga Kirunga is the Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF), a Canadian organization that works with community-level organizations that are engaged in the fight against the ravages of HIV/AIDS ……

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Opiyo Oloya

Opiyo Oloya is an educator, researcher and published author. Born and raised in Gulu in northern Uganda, Opiyo became involved in national political activism for democratic reforms during the early 1980s……

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Melanie

Melanie Williams was born in the prairie town of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised in a traditional family in Pennant, a small rural farming community to the west of Swift Current where her…..

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Tusiime Patrick

Patrick Tusiime is the District Health Officer for Kabale District, Kigezi Region in South Western Uganda. Patrick was born in Bucundura Village …..

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