Sunday, April 19, 2015

UGANDA Beats Rest of Africa to become the 2015 Zone V1 Africa Golf Champions

Team Uganda has won the annual golf championships in style taking six games in the last singles action round to edge record champions South Africa by a point to clinch their maiden title.

(New Vision Photo BY MICHAEL NSUBUGA) Uganda celebrates victory at the Africa Zone 6 tournament they hosted
(New Vision Photo BY MICHAEL NSUBUGA) Uganda celebrates victory at the Africa Zone 6 tournament they hosted.

The Ugandans become the third country to win Africa's premier golfing event behind South Africa and Kenya who won in 2010.Team Uganda captain Adolf Muhumuza opened the way for the Ugandan team after dispatching Kenyan Nelson Simwa (3&2) -3 up in the first match of the day before Happy Robert and Ronnie Bukenya won their games against Swaziland and Botswana opponents.

Henry Lujja and Lawrence Muhenda won their games against Malawi's Charles Kambalame (5&4) and Zambia's Simfukwe (1UP) respectively before Martin Ochaya sealed the deal against Namibia's Gabriel Shikodi (5&3)-5up.

Ronalt Otile and Robert Oluba were not lucky losing to"Our strategy was to play a regulation game because of the grown roughs; I have to say it now, because that is what our coach advised and I'm happy it has worked for us.

We are extremely happy for making our country proud," team captain Adolf Muhumuza said as he led team mates into celebrations.

Final standings - Uganda 18.5pts; South Africa 17.5; Zimbabwe 16.5; Kenya 15.5; Zambia 9.5; Swaziland 9.5; Botswana 8.5; Malawi 7.5; Namibia 5;

Friday, April 10, 2015

Rukina - Bwindi/ Ruhija’s head silverback gorilla (of Kyanguriro gorilla family) dies

RUKINA, the former dominant silverback in the Ruhiija sector based Kyaguriro family passed on, on Easter Monday April 6th,2015.

It is estimated that that Rukina was born around 1984. He was well identified as a group member of the Kyagurilo Group in the late 1990's when he was a young silverback.

It was at this time that he was named 'Rukina', meaning 'playful' in Rujiga, due to his playful nature as a young adult. He became the dominant silverback of the group in August of 2004, following a 3 year struggle for dominance over the previous dominant silverback (Zeus). Through genetic analysis of fecal samples, we confirmed that he sired his first offspring when he was still a subordinate male in 2002.
Overall, he likely sired 10 offspring, most of whom are currently still infants. During his 11 year tenure as the dominant silverback he attracted four females into his group from neighboring groups, attesting to his ability to be a good leader. He was a very tolerant silverback, spending a lot of time with the adult females as well as his many infants. At the time of his death, the group was at its largest size, containing 21 gorillas, including 8 adult females.

He contributed to the understanding of the ecology and social behavior of Bwindi mountain gorillas due to the focus of research on his group by the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology since 1998. He helped promote the plight of the critically endangered mountain gorillas around the world by being filmed for several documentary films including one by the BBC.

This group is now being led by Rukara the next Silverback. There was a great instability in the group from yesterday till today. However, in the afternoon the trackers noted some bit of calmness though this may take a bit of time before the group fully recovers from this unexpected shock. May his soul rest in peace

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