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Call Me “Balearica regulorum gibbericep” or just- Crested Crane

Popular for their beauty and elegance, crested cranes exist in East Africa and parts of South Africa. They have elevated status in Uganda as the national emblem for about 100 years now. Continue reading Call Me “Balearica regulorum gibbericep” or just- Crested Crane

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18 & In Love: Life Is Cruel (part 8)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)

“Yes honey, yes. It’s a yes,” I was excited. I was overjoyed. A huge round of applause came from our congregation. I was engaged at 18!! “I love you so much honey.” We hugged, kissed, cried all at once. It was the moment of our lives. Continue reading 18 & In Love: Life Is Cruel (part 8)

Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today

Capturing a significant event in Africa’s history is Yusuf O. Kassam’s poem titled, Maji Maji and remorsefully described from the painful recollections of an old man. A common mistake is to interpret the message by restricting it to history, to Tanzania (or Tanganyika as was called), to the seeming ridiculousness of religion, or the absurdity of primitive African war methods. However, the lessons and messages expressed traverse decades, race, borders, time, and relate to even the minutest aspects of daily human interactions regardless of what societies we live in. Continue reading Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today

Wild Feature: The Hedgehog, also known as Erinaceus Europaeus

The insectivores are a wide-ranging group of small mammals, all with sensitive and highly mobile noses, small eyes and relatively small brains. They are generally solitary, nocturnal animals, the majority of which eat insects, earthworms and other invertebrates. Their teeth are well designed for eating insects, with long incisors for seizing their prey and sharp molars for dealing with their tough bodies.

Source: The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of the World. Page 378. By Tom Jackson

Did you know that The McGillicuddy Serious Party, a satirical political party in New Zealand, is said to have tried electing a hedgehog to parliament Continue reading Wild Feature: The Hedgehog, also known as Erinaceus Europaeus