Surgical Birth in the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara

A cesarean section is a surgery used to deliver babies through incisions in the mother’s abdomen and uterus rather than via vaginal birth. In the 19th century, whereas mortality rates for these operations in European nations like Britain neared 85%, they were being performed regularly and successfully in Africa’s Great Lakes region, notably within the… Continue reading Surgical Birth in the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara

The Kingdoms of Uganda: The Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom (Part 2)

Bunyoro-Kitara is an East African kingdom located in present-day Uganda, which was established in the 16th century. Prior to the 16th century, the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara was part of the larger Empire of Kitara. The Empire of Kitara (Empire of Light), also known as the Chwezi Empire, was a powerful kingdom that spread from the… Continue reading The Kingdoms of Uganda: The Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom (Part 2)

The Kingdoms of Uganda: The Buganda Kingdom (Part 1)

The Kingdom of Buganda is an East African monarchy situated in the center of present-day Uganda, next to Lake Victoria, and was founded in the mid-14th century. The kingdom is made up of a political union of 52 officially recognized clans of the Baganda people. The clans, important socio-political units of the kingdom, each have… Continue reading The Kingdoms of Uganda: The Buganda Kingdom (Part 1)