Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ugandan update

Last week, I reported on the burning of the tombs at Kasubi. I thought I should do a follow-up on that.

First of all, my friend Joseline reports that her family is fine--and that she's about to graduate from beauty college, which is great news.

On the more global, newspaper level, the seven days of mourning ended badly with two people trampled to death and over a hundred hospitalized at the closing ceremonies. "The streets surrounding the Kasubi tombs were packed so tightly that it was almost impossible to move, with people who failed to find space on the ground hanging off trees and scaling buildings to catch a better view of things."

The picture below is captioned "A crowd mobs the Kabaka’s convoy at Kasubi on Friday" (the Kabaka being the ceremonial king of the Baganda tribe). Note the palm branch!

Also, in case you're wondering whatever happened with the anti-homosexuality bill that was headline news late last year,'s still floating around. GayUganda is keeping me up to date on developments and I will keep you posted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear the good news of Joseline. And thank you for the Ugandan world news as well.