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tiaraprin 06-27-2004 12:02 AM

Royalty of Uganda: Ankole, Buganda, Bunyoro, Busoga, Rwenzururu, Toro
 
Recently, I met someone from the Kingdom of Buganda, which is within the country of Uganda in Africa. The monarchy has been reinstated and the King married in 1999 to a woman named Silvia, a graduate of NYU, and a citizen of Buganda.

Does anyone know anything about this African monarchy?? My curiosity has been peaked??

Dennism 06-27-2004 02:34 AM

More information about the history of the kings can be found here:

http://www.geocities.com/namirembediocese/Kings.html


President Yower Museveni restored the traditional kings in 1993 but they have no political power per se. Here are two recent articles:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3501007.stm


http://www.monitor.co.ug/archives/2004main...4/news04243.php

Alisa 06-28-2004 10:50 PM

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The monarchy has been reinstated and the King married in 1999 to a woman named Silvia, a graduate of NYU, and a citizen of Buganda.


There wedding was quite lavish and incredibly glittering. I've seen pictures, but I don't remember where.

Hovite 07-11-2004 05:27 PM

Try these links:

http://www.buganda.com/nnaabagereka.htm

http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Uganda/buganda.htm

Mandy 03-06-2005 12:20 AM

Royalty of Buganda
 
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Buganda is the kingdom of the Bangada people, the largest of the four traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda.

Organised and ruled by a king called the Kabaka, the Baganda formed the political kernel of the future country, Uganda . It is now a constitutional monarchy, with a parliament.

Buganda covers the land immediately to the north of Lake Victoria extending slightly to the south west. It was formerly the name of a province in Uganda. The Luganda language is widely spoken there (also by others than the Baganda), for example in Kampala.

Originally a vassal state of Bunyoro it grew rapidly in power in the eighteenth and nineteenth century becoming the dominant state in the region. It became the closest ally of Great Britain in the region and rose as British power increased in the region. Buganda was given a great deal of control over the other kingdoms in the protectorate: Toro, Nkore, and Bunyoro. When the colony became an independent state, it was named Uganda, the Swahili name of Buganda. However, the monarchy and much of Buganda's autonomy was revoked, along with that of the other Ugandan kingdoms, in 1967. The monarchy was restored in 1993.

From http://en.wikipedia.org
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Mandy 03-06-2005 12:24 AM

Kings of Buganda
 
  • Kintu, late fourteenth century
  • Chwa I, early fifteenth century
  • Kimera, c.1420-c.1447
  • Tembo, c.1447-c.1474
  • Kiggala, c.1474-c.1501
  • Kiyamba, c.1501-c.1501
  • Kiyima, c.1528-c.1528
  • Nikibinge, c.1555-c.1582
  • Mulondo, c.1582-late 16th century with...
  • Jemba, late 16th century and...
  • Suna I, late sixteenth century-c.1609
  • Sekamanya, c.1609-early seventeenth century
  • Kimbugwe, early seventeenth century
  • Katerga, c.1636-c.1663
  • Mutebi I, Juuko, and Kayemba, c.1663-c.1690
  • Tebandeke and Ndawula, c.1690-c.1717
  • Kagulu, Kikulwe and Mawanda, c.1717-c.1744
  • Mwanga, Namugala, and Kyabagu, c.1744-c.1771
  • Junju and Semakokiro, c.1771-1797
  • Semakokiro (alone), c.1797-1814
  • Kamaya, 1814-1836
  • Suna II, 1836-1856
  • Mutesa I, 1856-1884
  • Mwanga II, 1884-1888
  • Kiwewa Mutebi II, 1888
  • Kelema, 1888-1889
  • Mwanga II (2nd time) 1889-1897
  • Daudi Chwa, 1897-1939
  • Mutesa II, 1939-1966
  • Interregnum 1966-1993
  • Muwenda Mutebi, 1993-present

Mandy 03-06-2005 12:31 AM

Ssabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, 36th king of Buganda.
 
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July 31, 1999: The enthronement ceremony of Ssabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was held when he was crowned 36th King of Buganda.
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Mandy 03-06-2005 12:49 AM

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King Ssabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II married Nnaabagereka Sylvia Nagginda on August 27th 1999.

Mandy 03-06-2005 12:54 AM

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Current Queen of Buganda Kingdom
Nnaabagereka Sylvia Nagginda is the daughter of John Mulumba Luswata of Nkumba, Busiro; and Rebecca Nakintu Musoke who currently lives in New York. She is the granddaughter of Mr. George William Musoke and Mrs. Nora Musoke of Nazzigo, Kyaggwe; and Omutaka Nelson Nkalubo Sebugwawo and Mrs. Catherine Sebugwawo of Nkumba Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Uganda, she lived in the United States for several years before getting married to Kabaka Mutebi I1

Mandy 03-06-2005 02:01 AM

You will find a wedding thread on King Ssabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and Nnaabagereka Sylvia Nagginda here in the Old, New, Royal and Blue forum.

tiaraprin 03-09-2005 06:22 AM

I came very close to having the honor of meeting Their Majesties when they visited New York some time ago. A good friend of mine is from Buganda and was going to bring me to a reception in Their Majesties' honor. At the last minute, I could not go because they cut down the number of guests coming. I felt quite sad to miss practicing my curtsey! However, my friend told me as a native Bugandan, one is supposed to get on his/her knees and bow forward to the ground!

Mandy 03-09-2005 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by tiaraprin
I came very close to having the honor of meeting Their Majesties when they visited New York some time ago. A good friend of mine is from Buganda and was going to bring me to a reception in Their Majesties' honor. At the last minute, I could not go because they cut down the number of guests coming. I felt quite sad to miss practicing my curtsey! However, my friend told me as a native Bugandan, one is supposed to get on his/her knees and bow forward to the ground!

Thanks for sharing tiaraprin and sorry for your lost opportunity.

From what I have red, the King is quite an exceptional person. He uses his status to encourage his people to participate in immunization and AIDS programs. He also attends AIDS conferences.

tiaraprin 03-13-2005 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Mandy
Thanks for sharing tiaraprin and sorry for your lost opportunity.

From what I have red, the King is quite an exceptional person. He uses his status to encourage his people to participate in immunization and AIDS programs. He also attends AIDS conferences.

Yes, His Majesty does all that and more. Queen Sylvia has been taken to the hearts of the people after an initial reaction of disbelief that His Majesty was marrying a woman they considered "American."

I have some footage of their wedding, and her gown and tiara are gorgeous!! She was truly a regally royal bride!

rchainho 08-21-2005 10:23 AM

http://www.boston.com/news/local/art...african_queen/

Students set to welcome African queen

School welcomes African queen Visit offers cultural lesson

By Lisa Capone, Globe Correspondent | August 21, 2005

Students at Salem's Greenhouse School took a crash course in East African culture this summer -- and it shows. They can rattle off the meaning behind each color of the flag of Uganda, and then croon a sweet rendition of the anthem of Buganda, a Ugandan kingdom. And especially important this week, they've got the proper protocol for singing it in public down cold.

rchainho 08-26-2005 04:24 PM

http://www.theshorthorn.com/archive/...082605-01.html

Ugandan queen to grace campus
The Africa Program helped arrange for the queen to speak and visit.Queen Sylvia Nagginda Luswata of Buganda, the largest kingdom in Uganda, will visit campus today to attend a luncheon and visit the Smart Hospital.
By Elyse Malanowski
Contributor to The Shorthorn

Musicians, motivational speakers and comedians are among a few guests who have come to visit UTA in the past. But today, students will be able to say that the Queen of Buganda, the largest kingdom in Uganda, stopped by for a visit.

Toledo 04-15-2006 09:23 AM

This one brought to mind the scandals in Monaco with dear Albert and his admitted and alleged offspring (s) :rolleyes:

Baganda royal family disowns ‘prince’ Kimbugwe
Richard MutumbaKampalaThe Buganda royal family has disowned Prince Edward Kimbugwe popularly known as 'German'. The royals say Kimbugwe, of Prince Kimbugwe Foundation, is not a son of the late Sir Edward Muteesa II.

A royal committee appointed by the head of the Balangira (royals) clan, Sabalangira Moses Kayima to establish whether Kimbugwe is a son of King Muteesa II, concluded that the person in question was merely passing off as one.

Toledo 04-15-2006 09:34 AM

More scandals and gossip on the Ugandan Royals. Uganda is the only country in recent years that reverted from Republic to restore the monarchy system while still being a Republic. Confused? Imagine if Republican Germany restored the internal pre-1918 monarchs it had and you get the idea of present Uganda's system. Quite an interesting experiment in politics and society.

But back to the gossip: The Queen Mother of Tooro's influence reminiscents so much of the mother of young King Louis XIII of France, Maria de Medicis, during the time she was the one who ruled when he was still a child. History repeats itself.
Kemigisa: Gadaffi is just a friend
The queen mother of the Batooro, has faced various accusations, among them usurping the prime minister’s powers and having a 'special relationship' with Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi. Special Correspondent Bamuturaki Musinguzi reports

She has defied controversy, intrigue andthe gossip typical of any kingdom's royalty to bring up the world’s youngest reigning monarch, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru of Tooro.

She has used her role as queen mother to bring about development in Tooro through her contacts and friendships. She is founder and patron of the Tooro Women Development Association, which markets handicraft products of its members, among other activities. It has a centre that acts both as the collection point and a computer training location for girls who have dropped out of school

Toledo 04-23-2006 03:37 PM

Uganda: Queen Mother Crowns Fort Portal Beauty
April 20, 2006
Joseph Mugisa

19-year old Jennifer Kasemiire, an S6 leaver was on April 15, 2006 crowned the new beauty queen for Fort Portal. Toro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa who was the chief guest announced Jennifer Kasemiire as the winner at around 2 a.m.
Kemigisa sent the crowd into laughter when she said that King Oyo, her son, was lucky to have very many beautiful girls who could even win the Miss World title if they got the chance. She said: " King Oyo is happy to have raised these good girls in his generation. He wishes you the best."

purple_platinum 04-24-2006 10:45 AM

The ambassador of Uganda, Princess Elizabeth Bagaya, stands on Monday 24,04,2006 in Berlin at Schloss Bellevue. The ambassador was there for the delivery of her authentication in the seat of the Federal President.

http://img131.imagevenue.com/loc195/...6_064701_5.jpg http://img104.imagevenue.com/loc100/...1_067301_4.jpg http://img21.imagevenue.com/loc198/t...9_071001_4.jpg http://img46.imagevenue.com/loc296/t...7_071501_4.jpg http://img28.imagevenue.com/loc57/th_89892_071801_4.jpg

Photo by Bernd Settnik (DPA)

Toledo 04-24-2006 10:51 PM

Wow! Elizabeth is still around! I remember her from her bio, several years ago, when she wrote about her fascinating life as a model (she was introduced to modeling by her friends Princess Margaret of Britain and her husband Lord Snowdown) in Europe, as an Ambassador to the macabre Idi Amin (who was infatuated with her) and as a refugee when she escaped from Amin's Uganda. Also on the lost of her husband and her post refugee efforts to bring democracy back to Uganda. Here is a short PDF on her, also known as Elizabeth of Toro

I'm really glad not only that she is still around but doing what she does best, represent her country as an Ambasador. She was also the first female lawyer in Uganda and speaks several languages incluiding Danish:
Elizabeth of Toro: The Odyssey of an African Princess. - book reviews


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