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Protection, Patronage, or Plunder?

By Apollo N. Makubuya

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From Amazon: In the scramble for Africa, Britain took a lions share of the continent. It occupied and controlled vast territories, including the Uganda Protectorate which it ruled for 68 years. Early administrators in the region encountered the progressive kingdom of Buganda, which they incorporated into the British Empire. Under the guise of protection, indirect rule and patronage, Britain overran, plundered and disempowered the kingdoms traditional institutions. On liquidation of the Empire, Buganda was coaxed into a problematic political order largely dictated from London. Today, 56 years after independence, the kingdom struggles to rediscover itself within Ugandas fragile politics.


By Philip Briggs

From Amazon: Bradt’s Uganda has for many years been considered the go-to source of information for travelers heading to or interested in this extraordinary country. This new ninth edition of the most comprehensive guide available has been fully updated by Philip Briggs, arguably the world’s most experienced guidebook author and certainly the most experienced writer on Africa, and also includes a new full-color wildlife section with over 100 color photographs.


The Last King of Scotland

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From Amazon: Nicholas Garrigan has fled his native Scotland, and his parents’ expectations, to take a position as a doctor in a remote rural outpost of Central Africa. Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, he is called to the scene of a bizarre car accident: Idi Amin, manically driving his red Maserati down the dirt tracks of Garrigan’s small village, has run over a cow. Garrigan binds Amin’s sprained wrist and puts the incident behind him, until a letter arrives from the Minister of Health informing him that Amin – in his obsession with all things Scottish – has appointed Garrigan his personal physician. Garrigan is instructed to settle into State House, on the grounds of Amin’s residence, immediately.

Queen of Katwe

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From Amazon: Disney presents QUEEN OF KATWE, a movie based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo and directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess in this celebration of the human spirit.


Bobi Wine

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Naava Grey

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