Category Archives: Uganda

How well do you know the languages spoken in COCO’s project areas?

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO Volunteer This is the final blog of our series celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The series included a total of seven blogs introducing various different languages and cultures in the areas where COCO works. The main goal of this blog series has been to raise awareness of different indigenous…
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Hakuna matata, let’s learn Kiswahili!

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO Volunteer This is the seventh and second-last blog of our series introducing East African languages. Next week your language skills will be tested as there will be a quiz! Therefore, I encourage all of you to go back to the previous blogs and rehearse Luhya, Luo, Maa, Luganda, Ngoni and Kalenjin.…
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Kajambo! Learn Luganda

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO volunteer This is the fourth part of our blog series celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Here you can read the previous blogs and practice more Luhya, Luo and Maasai. For the previous weeks, the focus was on the languages largely spoken in Kenya. This week we will turn westwards…
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Uganda’s Independence Day – Valtteri Nurminen

Last week, Uganda celebrated its Independence Day. This year it marked the 56th year of freedom from the British Empire. The following article provides a short glimpse of Uganda’s often turbulent history and tells how the country celebrates its Independence Day. Uganda endured colonialism for almost a hundred years. The famous Sir Henry Morgan Stanley…
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