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Kabarole Cathedral Pipe Organ Wasting Away
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In September 1955, Sir George David Matthew Kamurasi Rukidi III, the 11th king of Tooro, purchased the organ from Leeds in the United Kingdom and donated it to the cathedral. Engravings on the organ indicate that it was built in 1945 by Positive Organ, a company based in the United Kingdom. Rukidi reigned over Tooro from December 31, 1928 until his death on December 21, 1965.

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  • Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in DRC
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    The World Health Organisation confirmed in a tweet this evening that the DR Congo health ministry had informed them of a lab-confirmed case of the disease. A statement issued by the ministry indicates that the outbreak was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province in the northeast of the country on or after April 22.

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  • Family Rules Out Land Wrangles in Philly Lutaaya Reburial
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    On April 14, as Christians in Uganda and around the world celebrated Good Friday, Philly Bongoley Lutaayas remains and those of six other people were being reburied in Gomba, almost a week after being exhumed from Kasingiri Zone in Bunamwaya. It was on Friday April 14, 1989 that Lutaaya, then at the peak of his music career, shocked the world by announcing that he was suffering from AIDS. He would succumb to the virus eight months later on December 15, 1989, aged 38 years.

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