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UGANDA

Uganda, one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, has great human and other exploitable resources to afford its people reason for optimism for brighter days ahead. Its national parks, mountain ranges, multi-ethnic population and historic sites offer great returns to the most discriminating tourist. However, Uganda was arguably the most hapharzadly put together colony, creating a challenged story of attempts at creating a cohesive nation out of a difficult jigsaw puzzle. Nearly 60 years after political independence from Britain, the country remains one of the most complex post-colonial constructs, still struggling with its its identity and its governance. There is plenty to chat about by the Fireplace.

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KIGYEZI

Kigyezi is a mountainous triangular wedge in the South-West corner of Uganda. Covering only 2.2 per cent of Uganda, Kigyezi is the country’s most beautiful region. Endowed with rolling terraced hills and mountains, fresh water lakes, extinct volcanoes (Muhabura, Sabinyo, Mugahinga), Kigyezi is a visual replica of neighbouring Rwanda. Bwindi National Park, with its world-famous Mountain Gorillas, and the southern end of Rwenzori (Queen Elizabeth) National Park, with its tree-climbing lions, are located in Kigyezi. It has been said that Kigyezi is the Switzerland of Africa. Kigyezi is a multi-ethnic community (Abafumbira, Abahororo, Abakiga, Abanyarwanda and Abatwa) with a rich history, traditions and languages that we seek to share, promote and preserve at this Fireplace.

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  • Crested Cranes in Makanga
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  • Crested Cranes in Kitumba
  • Ronnie Mayanja, Ronnie
  • Kato Kajubi
  • Emmanuel Mukanga, George W. Semivule, Jimmy S. Sevume
  • A Gayaza Girl
  • Liz Katende, Roscoe Semakula Katende & George W. Semivule
  • Dennis Chisholm
  • Chisholms, Zabasajjas, Kigongos_
  • Ibaale
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  • Semivule
  • Semivule, with Budonian
  • Samwiri Kajubi
  • Perezi Kamunanwire
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  • Mukasa, Semivule, Kajubi, Katende, Kajubi
  • Mukasa Charles
  • Mukasa Charles, Zander Zabasajja, Abdul Kasule
  • Charles Mukasa
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  • Liz Katende
  • Kitaburaza, Maria Shalita
  • Katendes & Semivule
  • Perezi Kamunanwire
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  • Kajubis
  • Kato Kajubi, Muniini K. Mulera, George W. Semivule, Gordon P. Mcgregor, Samwiri Kajubi, 2005
  • Kajubi, Kigongos, Semivule
  • Kajubi & Semivule
  • Gordon P. McGregor
  • Gordon P. McGregor-2
  • Gordon McGregor with former student
  • Dennis Chisholm
  • Budonian
  • Florence E. Ibale
  • Rwangyezi
  • Stephen Rwangyezi- Founder
  • Greeting
  • Ndere Dancers
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  • Peasant Woman Mparo
  • Muhabura, Mugahinga, Sabyinyo, Bisoke
  • Sabyinyo, Bisoke
  • Muhabura (The Guide) - an extinct volcano that straddles the  Uganda-Rwanda border.
  • Muhabura from Ikoro
  • Muhabura & Mugahinga from Ikoro-2
  • Old Library & Bursary Bldg in 2006
  • Old Chapel -Old Library
  • Ian & Dorothy Robinson Chapel in 2006
  • McKay Building (Dining)
  • Jonathan Watson in 2006
  • Jonathan Watson in 2006
  • Alan S. Shonubi in 2006
  • George W. Semivule & Mrs Semivule, 2001
  • School Motto
  • Sarah Ssenoga Nalumansi in 2001
  • Samwiri Njuki in 2001
  • Rachel Masembe & Bwogi Kanyerezi
  • Old Library & Bursary Bldg in 2006
  • Old Chapel -Old Library
  • Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi
  • Nnabagereka Sylvia Naginda of Buganda 2
  • Muniini with Kabaka's traditional guard
  • Muniini at Budo Centenary 2006-2
  • Mary Shalita, Charles Mukasa, Muniini K. Mulera
  • Martin Aliker
  • Main Hall in 2006
  • MaGregor, Gordon_
  • Dan and VictoriaKyanda, 2006
  • Samwiri Patrick Mwesezi Kigongo
  • Mukasa Mukwaya, Mwesezi Kigongo, George Semivule, Maria Shalita, Charles Mukasa, Muniini K. Mulera
  • Maria Shalita, Charles Mukasa, Muniini K. Mulera
  • Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi II
  • Ian & Dorothy Robinson Chapel in 2006
  • Ghana House
  • Omwami Kaddu in 2006
  • Drum & Gong
  • David Katale & Sarah S. Nalumansi in 2001
  • Daudi & Fiora Akera Abe in 2001
  • Sandra & Dennis Chisholm
  • Budo flag
  • Neil Bonnell
  • President Godfrey L.  Binaisa
  • President Godfrey L.  Binaisa
  • E. Beatrice Namirembe, Norman Shalita, Gad Gasaatura
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  • Mwita, Joseph
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  • St. Peter's Cathedral, Rugarama, Kigyezi, Uganda
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  • Sabyinyo, Bisoke
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  • Muhabura, Mugahinga, Sabyinyo
  • House Kigyezi
  • Wisdom
  • Muhabura
  • Joy Tugumisirize
  • Kakonge
  • Rutendakubingwa & Denise_-4
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  • Kabasigyi
  • Friend
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  • Ariyo Bikangaga
  • Rhoda Kalema
  • Pam-5
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  • Mbaguta House_
  • Mbaguta House 2
  • Mbaguta House  Front
  • Mbaguta House  Front door hardware
  • Mbaguta House  Front door hardware - close up
  • Mbaguta House  BW- By Muniini K.. Mulera
  • Mbaguta House  back BW- By Muniini K.. Mulera
  • Mbaguta House  - By Muniini K.. Mulera
  • Yacht
  • Ship
  • Seaplanes
  • Near Whistler, BC
  • Mountains
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  • Mountain - Kigyezi-like
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  • Nkuranga and Ruhinda graves
  • Mugaba
  • Mugaba Gate
  • Mugaba 5
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  • Mugaba 3
  • Mugaba 2
  • Egashani at Nkonkonjeru
  • Brickmaking
  • First Anglican Church in Nkore at Kamukuzi, Mburara
  • Anglican Church, Kamukuzi-2
  • Rwenjura
  • Rwenjura  the best_
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