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Dossier August 2020

Death & Last Funeral Rites.

Death is a sad and dark time among the Baganda. Loss of a loved one is usually a very painful time. The Baganda don’t keep a dead body for long, so that when someone dies in Buganda, the body is kept for one day and buried on the second day. The Kabaka of Buganda never…

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Uganda. A journey into Buganda’s cultural heritage.

The Buganda are a bantu speaking ethnic group found in Uganda. They are a very dominant group and account for 17% of the country’s population of 34.6 million people. The present day Buganda was known as Muwaawa and this was because it was believed to be a sparsely populated area before the 12th century. They…

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Births as a successful family.

Birth in Buganda is very important because it is the yard stick that measures a successful marriage, no childless marriage is considered successful. A man would be asked to get another wife if his wife failed to give him fruits of the womb, and she would be considered a useless woman. The more children a…

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Marriage. Two families come Together.

Marriage in Buganda was one of the most important activities and a time for merry making, a time when two families come together. This was a time when the boy was given a chance by the girl’s family to be part of their family and vice-versa. Clan mates never get married to each other as…

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Advocacy

The Dominican Sisters create their own climate solutions fund.

In recent years, many faith-based organizations have made bold statements about climate justice being a key component of their faith and stewardship of Earth and…

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Baobab

How the Phoenix got her fine plumage.

A very long time ago before men had learnt how to hunt and set traps, all the birds lived together peacefully in a great forest. Theirs…

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Youth & Mission

"Brothers and Sisters All". We share dignity, rights and respect.

The latest letter of Pope Francis, his Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti “Brothers and Sisters All,” is one that should touch every heart, stimulate our minds, awaken our…

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