A peaceful, joyful weekend with Will Graham

Rev Dr Will Graham preaches to thousands during the Peace and Joy Celebrations which ended on July 24 at Uganda Christian University (Photo by Roy Nickel)

BY ALEX TAREMWA “I am glad I found you,” proclaimed Will Graham as he scanned the crowd that filled the highly guarded Uganda Christian University (UCU) old sports grounds on Friday July 22, 2016. William Franklin Graham IV, popularly known as Will Graham, is a grandson to the legendary Billy Graham and an associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelist Association. William, who is also the executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center was visiting Uganda on one of the association’s outreaches dubbed “Peace and Joy Celebrations” organised by…

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Tennis: Oringa braced for Rwanda Open

David Oringa in action

Tennis ace David Oringa is hoping to put his 2016 misery to rest as he goes for glory in the third Rwanda Open Tennis Championship due September 15 to 25 at Amahoro stadium courts. “I hope to put all my disappointment in the past. I have been putting in extra effort and this will be the ultimate test for me,” Oringa said. The event, which was initially scheduled for August 22 to 28, will attract tennis stars from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and hosts Rwanda. Kenya’s…

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Mihigo leads team UCU to EA Challenge

Badminton star, Daniel Mihigo, will lead team UCU in the East African Badminton Challenge due September 9 to 11 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. The championship is expected to attract a host of players from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Mihigo will captain the team of over 12, which also includes Brenda Nabusindo, Jovan Kyambadde and coach-player, Freddie Kirabo. “My target is to win the singles and doubles especially after my league loss,” he said. The UCU pair of Mihigo and Kirabo emerged second in the league after losing to…

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Doves, Ladies claim victories

Lady Doves’ Sheila Kobusingye spikes the ball against Ndejje University Elites (Photo by Ronald Awany)

The UCU Doves and Lady Doves both registered wins in the National Volleyball League (NVL) on August 31, at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. The Doves beat newly promoted Vision Volleyball Club 3-0 (26-15, 25-15 and 25- 23) in three straight sets while the Ladies beat Mulago Volleyball Club by the same score (25-15, 25-13, 25-13). Doves’ captain, Moses Odeke, hailed the win, the fourth for his side, which beat Tigers Volleyball Club 3-1 in the previous fixture to push them to fourth position on the table. “Generally, it was a great…

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Culture: The origin, history of the Bamasaba and Imbalu

Bamasaba warriors heading for the ritual confident and anxious (Photos by Esther Mbabazi)

On August 6, thousands of people, foreign and local descended on Mutoto Cultural Site at the foot of Mount Elgon to witness the Bamasaba celebrate 200 years ofimbalu (circumcision). The imbalu rituals, which are the cultural transition from boyhood to manhood, are a series of visits to revered traditional sites such as swamps, hills, caves and mud, artifacts, objects and ornaments, music, dance,busera (local brew) and sacrifices. The Standard’s RONALD AWANY joined the festivities and witnessed the unfolding of history. For four weeks, the Bamasaba, young and old, pitched camp…

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Charity run fails to impress

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA The first ever Rotaract charity run that took place on September 24 was characterised by a low turn-out of participants. Moreover, the one kilometre run began later than planned with less than 30 people. However, a number of fun activities were later conducted. These included games like chair- dancing, kwepena, tennis, volleyball, bottle-filling, relays, among others. The run, organized by the Uganda Christian University Mukono Rotaract Club and Play- for-Charity, was held at the university sportsground to fundraise and reach out to the underprivileged. According to the President of the…

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Is the medicine your taking prescribed

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Ms Kyaligonza Betty, the receptionist at Allan Galpin health Centre, says that nearly half of the student body has no record of seeking medical care from the health centre. Following his interesting information, The Standard carried out a survey in the UCU community, asking people whether they would visit Allan Galpin or buy paracetamol to treat a headache. Ninety percent of the respondents said they would go buy painkillers. When it was pointed out to them that the services of Allan Galpin are free, 60 percent still…

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