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Left to right: Omukama Tito Winyi IV of Bunyoro, Kabaka Edward Muteesa II of Buganda, Governor of Uganda Andrew Cohen, Ankole’s king Charles Godfrey Gasyonga II and George David Kamurasi Rukidi III of Tooro in the 1950s. Kingdoms were banned in Uganda in 1966 and restored in 1993, except for Ankole. FILE PHOTO  By Henry Lubega The kingdom of Ankole, as it was known until the abolition of kingdoms in Uganda in 1966, was a creation of the British colonial administrators. What came to be k...
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Sierra Leone – Background The name Sierra Leone dates back to 1462, when a Portuguese explorer sailed down the coast of West Africa. There seems some dispute whether it was the shape or climatic conditions that influenced Pedro da Cintra to come up with “Sierra Lyoa” meaning Lion Mountains. Some say the coastal regions looked like “lion’s teeth”. Others suggest he thought the thunderstorms over the mountainous peninsula sounded like the roar of a lion. Sixteenth century English sailors cal...
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