Ankole


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Ankole

 

an African state that arose around the 15th and 16th centuries A.D. northeast of Lake Victoria, on the territory of present Uganda. During the 17th and 18th centuries the Ankole rulers paid tribute to the head of the state of Kitara. In the 19th century Ankole was a feudal state dependent on the state of Buganda. Ankole fell under the British sphere of influence by the terms of an Anglo-German agreement in 1890, and Britain incorporated Ankole into the former protectorate of Uganda in 1901.

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He also loves Uganda's long-horned Ankole cows, which he bought from President Museveni for his Ntaba Nyoni.
The following prayer from Ankole, Western Uganda, demonstrates how Africans pray and the motives behind such prayers:
In contrast with precolonial agrarian states such as the Buganda, Toro, or Ankole kingdoms in contemporary Uganda, their political organization was relatively egalitarian in nature, in many cases eschewing even the appointment of chiefs in favour of councils of elders, as was the case for many relatively acephalous groups in western Kenya (Sutton, 1976).
Indeed, as Shane Doyle identifies here, from the 1920s to the 1960s, one corner of the continent-the former District of Ankole, in south-western Uganda--even experienced the fastest rate of demographic increase ever recorded in human history.
Landlocked and home to the source of the Nile river, with a temperate humid climate and rich soil, Uganda grows tea in six main tea regions: in the West close to the Congo border, around Fort Portal on the slopes of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains, in the South around Ankole and Kigezi, on Lake Victoria Crescent around Toro, Mitanya and Masaka, and near the shores of Lake Albert in Hoima, Bunyoro.
Her brand now works primarily with reclaimed Ankole cow horn (as well as hide, brass, ostrich egg shells, Teak wood, Mugavu wood and Bakuba cloth), transformed into unique, sculptural fashion pieces with their roots in the heart of Kenya.
It also doesn't hurt that my husband descends from the Ankole in southwestern Uganda, which is closest to Rwanda.
In 2013, as part of a study of FMDV transmission between wildlife, especially African buffalo (Syncerus caffer), and domestic animals, 20 long-horned Ankole cattle ([approximately equal to] 6 months of age) were introduced as sentinel animals into Nyakatonzi (Kasese District), in close proximity to the QENP.
Katushabe, Elizabeth (2014) "Reviving the Ankole Longhorn of Uganda".
Ankole Watusi's are slender African natives bearing very large distinctive horns capable of cooling blood via air passing over the honey comb of blood vessels in the horns thus lowering the body temperatures.