Uganda: Covid Shows Up Sheering Inequality
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Uganda: Covid Shows Up Sheering Inequality

“The cost of hospital care for those with COVID-19 is incredibly high in Uganda,” SDB members say in a Monday, July 19 report, and add, “some private hospitals in the country are charging up to 5 million Uganda shillings per day (US$1,400.00).” In the report, the Director of Don Bosco Namugongo School, Fr. Ellie Nyandwi, has…

Uganda: Worrying Rise in Covid-19 Infections and Deaths
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Uganda: Worrying Rise in Covid-19 Infections and Deaths

How is Uganda coping? Not well, I am afraid. Our health system is quite fragile and was never built for large scale or prolonged critical care. There have been pockets of success building the resilience of the health system, but efforts are generally fragmented and rarely consolidated. So the country’s health system has been stretched…

East Africa: An Update from the Regional Superior
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East Africa: An Update from the Regional Superior

It has really been an unpredictable time for all of us and we thank God for keeping us safe till now We are experiencing total lockdown in Uganda. All inter district movement is prohibited and so too every little activity that congregates people. There is partial lockdown in Kenya especially Western Kenya. A few of…

Jinja, Uganda: Temporary Oath Ceremony at Formation House
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Jinja, Uganda: Temporary Oath Ceremony at Formation House

Last year, at the request of the General Council, I had the privilege to preside at the Temporary Oath of seven of our students in Jinja. It was one of the most boring liturgical events I have ever attended in my life. There was no singing or merry making, all because of the Corona lockdown….

Jinja, Uganda: Coping with Covid-19 in a Formation Setting
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Jinja, Uganda: Coping with Covid-19 in a Formation Setting

Warm greetings to you all from the Mill Hill Formation House, Jinja. It is my hope that you are all coping with the times and their challenges. As for us, at the Formation House, we are taking one day at a time, using common sense to respect the SOPS against COVID-19, and over and above…

Busaana, Uganda: a Recent Mill Hill Missionary Outreach
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Busaana, Uganda: a Recent Mill Hill Missionary Outreach

It is now about two years since the mission of Busaana was officially opened on 23rd May 2019 and handed on to the care of the MILL HILL Missionaries. Sixteen outstations that were part of the Kayunga parish constituted the new Busaana parish. The dominant community in Busaana are the Baganda. The Baganda as a…

Karamoja, Uganda: Experience of Visiting a Homestead
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Karamoja, Uganda: Experience of Visiting a Homestead

A homestead is the name of the homes in which the Karamojong live either as families or as clans. During the course of my Mission Experience Program in Kotido Diocese, Loyoro, Karamoja, I came to learn that there are many values depicted by the homestead in Karamoja. The homes of the Karimojong are constructed with…

Unpacking my Packed Luggage: How Covid-19 Affected my Appointment to Lemek, Kenya
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Unpacking my Packed Luggage: How Covid-19 Affected my Appointment to Lemek, Kenya

“[The Lord] will rebuild the ancient ruins, [he] will raise up the former devastations; and [He} will repair the ruined cities; the desolations of many generations (Isaiah 61:4).” This message of the prophet Isaiah to the exiled Israelites is what the world is longing to hear when all hope seems to be shattered in this…

Magazine: East Africa
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Magazine: East Africa

Kampala, Uganda: Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga Dies Suddenly
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Kampala, Uganda: Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga Dies Suddenly

“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the House of the Lord. The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest,” said…

Outreach – Magazine of the Mill Hill Formation Community at Jinja, Uganda
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Outreach – Magazine of the Mill Hill Formation Community at Jinja, Uganda

Mill Hill Assembly East Africa: Society Representative’s report
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Mill Hill Assembly East Africa: Society Representative’s report

I bring you greetings of peace and once again belated happy new year wishes. I welcome each and everyone to this our Assembly of 2021. It is unfortunate that we cannot be together as the whole of East Africa during this time because of the effects of the Pandemic. But we thank God for protecting…