Kigezi Education Fund – Progress Report

The Kigezi Education Fund is the flagship project of the International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB). This initiative, which was launched in 2004, represents our commitment to empowering the next generation of Banyakigezi. Please click on this link to watch a brief slide show of the projects we have supported. KEF August 2020 Then visit the ICOB […]

Fire engulfs Trinity Bus from Rwanda to Kampala

Muniini K. Mulera Toronto –  2300 hours (11 pm) Monday February 10, 2020 I have just been informed moments ago by an eyewitness that a TRINITY bus from Rwanda to Kampala has caught fire somewhere between Masaka and Mpigi. The person sent me this video below. Said that the fire extinguisher did not work. Praise […]

Counting in Rukiga-Runyankore (Embara omu Rukiga-Runyankore)

Our ancestors had a counting system whose terminology was similar to or shared roots with that of Bantu language nations all over Africa. It appears that there were words for quantities/amounts up to, at most, ten thousand. It is very unlikely that there was an item that needed enumeration in numbers exceeding ten thousand. According […]

Rhoda Nakibuuka Kalema@90

Rhoda Nakibuuka Kalema turned 90 today.  When my wife and I visited her last year, we talked about her entry into another decade of her amazing life.  “Will I get there?” she asked, and then laughed. ​I saw no reason why not and told her as much. With her positive attitude, her intellectual curiosity, her constant exercising of […]

The Forging of an African Nation: The Political and Constitutional Evolution of Uganda from Colonial Rule to Independence, 1894-1962 – By G.S.K Ibingira (1973)

Grace Stewart Katebariirwe Ibingira was a 30-year old youth at Uganda’s independence in 1962. A founder member of the Uganda People’s Congress in 1960, Ibingira was at the centre of national politics during those critical years of transition. Just a little over three years after independence, he was imprisoned, along with four other ministers, on […]

The Political Kingdom in Uganda: A Study in Bureaucratic Nationalism – By David E. Apter (Revised Third Edition, 1997)

This book is an analytical study of the internal and external politics and systems of Buganda, the central and largest kingdom in Uganda. The development of political parties and the great conflicts in post 1900 Buganda are thoroughly presented and analysed. But more than politics, it is an anthropological and historical account of the evolution […]

Sundiata: An Epic of Mali – By D.T. Niane (1965)

This is the English translation (by G.D. Pickett) of D.T. Niane’s part history/part legend of Sundiata Keita, the thirteenth century founder of the Great Empire of Mali, and great uncle of the famous Mansa Musa. It is a short but very captivating story, only 84 pages long. This is classic story telling from a very […]