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Cotton was first introduced into Uganda by K. Borup, an industrial missionary

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History on the cotton in Uganda …. A view looking along a cotton ginning plant with Ugandans at work at the machines which separate the cotton from the seeds. Cotton was first introduced into Uganda by K. Borup, an industrial missionary, who in 1903 distributed 62 bags of cotton seeds for planting. The Uganda Cotton Company, with Borup as manager, was founded in 1904. By the time of the Uganda Agricultural Exhibition in 1908 cotton output was estimated by the Governor to be worth UKP50,000 and was the major exhibit. By the time Sir Albert Cook wrote ‘Uganda Memories’ cotton output was second only to India in the Empire and it maintained this position until recent years.
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Here are the trends for the cotton industry in Uganda from 1924 to 2004. Look at details here: http://www.worldbank.org/afr/wps/WPS_123_Uganda_Cotton_Case_Study.pdf. Below are the trends in the cotton industry in Uganda
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Mary stuat the one they named after the Makerere University hall and her husband.

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The two people in this photograph are Bishop Stuart and his wife Mary Stuart (after whom Mary Stuart Hall in Makerere was named).

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‘The Kabaka in the uniform of a Captain in the Grenadier Guards

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1.’Walking in formal procession in the Lubiri on his 27th birthday in November 1951, the Kabaka precedes the then Resident Buganda, Mr. J.P. Birch. The Kabaka, sheltered by his ceremonial umbrella, is about to walk past his Royal drummers and musicians.’

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2.second left Daudi Chwa, second right Ham Mukasa?

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3.’The Kabaka in the uniform of a Captain in the Grenadier Guards. He underwent military training during his stay in Britain, where he studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge.’
he inimitable Sir Edward, whose academic and military accomplishments made even the academically accomplished Milton Obote uncomfortable and, eventually, unwilling to share power with him. Yet Sir Edward made his mark on the world. At Magdalene College, he won the highest marks for shooting, winning the cup for the college. His book, Desecration of My Kingdom, is a notable contribution to Uganda’s history.

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4.’The Nasolo, Princess Dorothy, with her mother, the Nabagereka, after their meeting at Entebbe Airport on the Nsolo’s return from London a few months ago. SHe had been undergoing treatment at the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital for the after-effects of poliomyelitis.’.Yes indeed, she grew up to became a friend to many and held her family together

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5. Ham Mukasa

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At his home in London, the Kabaka studies a copy of the new Buganda Agreement

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1.’At his home in London, a flat in Eaton Place, the Kabaka studies a copy of the new Buganda Agreement. at Mengo, he will sign this Agreement with the Governor of Uganda, Sir Andrew Cohen.’. The Buganda Agreement, 1955 can be read on the folowing link: http://www.wdl.org/en/item/7775/

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2.’After their wedding in 1943, the Kabaka and the Nabagareka leave in an open car.’

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3. I believe there is a prince Badru Kakungulu in this photo

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The last photograph before the Kabaka Mutesa 11’s departure from Uganda

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1.’Gayaza High School.
3rd from left, Irene Drusilla Namaganda who became Queen Namasole of Buganda.
3rd from right, Sanyu Mulira who became Mrs. Paulo Mukasa’

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2.’The last photograph before the Kabaka’s departure from Uganda. It was taken on his 29th birthday, November 19, 1953, outside the Kabaka’s palace, where he sits surrounded by his Ministers, and Chiefs, the Abakama of Bunyoro, Toro and Ankole, and religious and civil leaders.’kk

3.’A delightful family study of the Kabaka’s children – the Kiwewa and his four-year-old sister, Princess Dorothy, teken shortly after Princess Dorothy’s return from London, where she was treated for the after-effects of poliomyclitis.’

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THE MOST HANDSOME KABAKA OF BUGANDA

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1. Edith Nakazaana seated =daughter Ham Mukasa, middle is Princess Irene Ndagire Kabaka Mutebi’s aunt and & Jessie Kitamirike

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2.the late Mr. Mackay Kalula MUKASA (brother to the late Mrs Rebecca Allen Namugenze MULIRA)

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3. Ssekabaka Sir Edward Muteesa II.Perhaps the most dashingly handsome King of Buganda Kingdom;who ever lived;he was light years ahead of his time,few folks both from within the Kingdom and outside;quite understood his love and vision and the direction;he passionately wanted his nation to take.Modern and well educated and well decorated army officer trained by the British;he read through the glaring hypocrises of the Imperial England,he was humiliated by deportations in 1953 to England for being part and parcel of Independence agitators as his people led the nation in calling for independence and self rule.I hope history will be compassionate towards him.

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Princess Dorothy Nasolo with her great grand father Chief Ham Mukasa ex-sekibobo in Mokono

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Princess Dorothy Nasolo with her great grand father Chief Ham Mukasa ex-sekibobo in Mokono

2.The seven Cardinals who took part in the Pan-Africa Bishops’ Conference at Gaba, near Kampala. They are (left to right): Cardinal Zoungrana (Upper Volta), Cardinal Duval (Algeria), Cardinal McCann (South Africa), Cardinal Rugambwa (Tanzania), Cardinal Rakotomala (Madagascar), Cardinal Sidarous (Egypt), and Cardinal Malula (Congo-Kinshasa).

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H.H. the Kabaka with Mr. Parma-Ntanda at 12 Eaton place, London: May, 1955

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1.[from left to right] Semei Kiyimba * Ham Mukasa * Bulasio Mwebe * Tefiro Kisosonkole.
[seated] Sir Daudi Chwa

2. Fr. Simeon Lourdel. The first Catholic missionary to Uganda

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3. H.H. the Kabaka with Mr. Parma-Ntanda at 12 Eaton place, London: May, 1955

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The Mugabe of Ankole with the Queen and the Duke’

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2.’Rebecca President of the Uganda Council of Women chatting with Miss World – Kampala 1970′

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3.’At Katungwuru the Mugabe of Ankole waits for the Queen to land.’

 

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4.’Mr & Mrs Ham & Hannah Mukasa. Robert & Dorothy Sebuliba. 1901. At Mengo outside his father’s House near the post office’

 

 

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‘An early picture of the Kabaka, in the arms of his mother, the Lady Irena. The Nalinya, Princess Lwantwale, is on Kabaka Daudi Chwa’s knee.’

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‘An early picture of the Kabaka, in the arms of his mother, the Lady Irena. The Nalinya, Princess Lwantwale, is on Kabaka Daudi Chwa’s knee.’

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Rukirabasajja Agutamba, the Mukama of Bunyori, Tito Winyi II, C.B.E. in ceremonial dress.
Photograph – Public Relations Dept. From The Uganda CAlendar 1952 (September)

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Kabaka’s wedding to Damali daughter of Mr. C. M. S. Kisonkole, after his return from Cambridge, in 1948′

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A formal portrait taken after the Kabaka’s wedding to Damali daughter of Mr. C. M. S. Kisonkole, after his return from Cambridge, in 1948′

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Smiling happily in his perambulator at the Lubiri is the Kiwewa, the nine-month-old son of the Kabaka and the Nabagereka.’

Sir Harry Johnston signed the 1900 Buganda agreement’

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1.’Harry Johnston signed the 1900 Buganda agreement’. An exceptional man! He was, among other things, astonished by the reaction of Africans to the technology of the day, such as a Gramophone. His writing is a very important contribution to our understanding of our past and helps us not to take things for granted. No man loved Uganda more!
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2.On the back of this photograph there is a stamp of Amin Administration, a pencil caption that is hard to read and a caption written in pen saying ‘Allocation of businesses by Mr. Justus Byagagaire’. When googling him you find a confirmation that he was a minister under Amin and also that he was shot by soldiers, May 1977 in Mbarara.Justus Byagagaire was one of Uganda’s most precious human capital. He became an agricultural expert before Uganda was an independent country and a formidable Permanent Secretary before Amin came to power. His work under Idi Amin was just sheer abuse of the heart and mind of a good man who could not have hurt a soul.

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KABAKA DAUDI CHWA

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