Aga Khan School, Kampala, Uganda

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Aga Khan School Kampala

Collection of School photos from Aga Khan School Kampala, Uganda

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Azim P H Somani

Azim Pyarali Hussein Somani (born 8 October 1955) is a critically acclaimed author and founder of APHS Group.[clarify] Somani arrived in the United Kingdom in October 1972 as a refugee following the expulsion of Ugandan Asians by Idi Amin.[1]



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Shattered Lives - Sitting on Fire

By Azim PH Somani








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The road that carries memories for Kampala

Jinja Railway Bridge

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Jinja Bridge

The first railway in Uganda ran from Jinja to Namasagali on the Victoria Nile where a steamer service ran on to Masindi Port.  From there passengers travelled by road through Masindi to Butiaba on Lake Albert from thence they could travel on by steamer to the then Belgian Congo or north to Juba in the Sudan.

Train passengers from Kenya reached Uganda by steamer from the railhead at Kisumu and across Lake Victoria to Entebbe or Port Bell.  In the mid 1920s the main line in Kenya was extended from Nakuru through Eldoret, and Tororo to Mbulamuti where it met up with the original Jinja to Namasagali line.  The new line to Kampala then crossed the Nile at Jinja by a bridge carrying both the railway and a roadway underneath.

Ramsay Nicholson with the assistance of his younger brother Pearce Nicholson was responsible for supervising the construction of the bridge in 1926 and the following historic photographs were copied from the family photograph album in 2010 and kindly supplied by Gwen Smart - nee Nicholson.

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The Owen dam


The Owen dam sits across the Nile River between the town of Jinja, in Jinja District and the town of Njeru in Buikwe District,between 1951 and 1954 (the construction time of the Dam)


Owen falls dam: Powering Uganda for five decades


Uganda's Power Drive Stills Rapids at the Headwaters of the Nile

Uganda hopes to increase access to electricity with the new Bujagali Dam on the Victoria Nile, but the project claimed a roiling rapids (below) that once attracted tourists and wildlife, like the Little Egret seen here.


Owen Falls Dam: Bring back British engineers

Posted Friday, January 6, 2012 | by- Kavuma-Kaggwa


Queen Visits Uganda



Identification. Lake Kyoga serves as a rough boundary between Bantu speakers in the south and Nilotic and Central Sudanic language speakers in the north. Despite the division between north and south in political affairs, this linguistic boundary actually runs roughly from northwest to southeast, near the course of the Nile. However, many Ugandans live among people who speak different languages, especially in rural areas. Some sources describe regional variation in terms of physical characteristics, clothing, bodily adornment, and mannerisms, but others claim that those differences are disappearing.

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"I am Ugandan" they said it then, they say it now. In America, in UK they say "I am a Ugandan Asian." its the only home they know.
We are always so quick to say Africa belongs to a black man, the question is who is the black man? Is he the one who has a dark skin or is he just anybody who is not white?
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