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Uganda at 50 – picture essay

Uganda at 50 – picture essay

As the anniversary of Ugandan independence approaches, blogger Rosebell Kagumire offers these images of her homeland

Rosebell Kagumire

Rosebell Kagumire. Photograph: Helen Yosef

The last couple of weeks I have been working on two documentaries, one on trade and another on women’s empowerment, for our 50th anniversary of independence on October 9. I went to the eastern district of Butaleja. It was my first time there and also the first time I’ve seen rice in the field. These were the sights in this beautiful land.

Hajji Ahmed Naleba is a rice farmer in Butaleja Eastern Uganda
A woman winnowing rice
Rice being dried by the mill
Child labour is still a big issue in most of rural Uganda


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