The creation of the Ugandan Protectorate in 1894 brought together a disparate and traditionally antagonistic group of territories. The largest of these was Buganda, home to the Ganda people.
It is almost the end of January and our children in Kigali have been back at school for three weeks.
It would not be wrong to call Kiwangala a one-horse town, except that the place can't boast so much as a donkey, never mind a horse.
Last week we had hoped to visit some of the women we are helping around Kiwangala in Uganda but events overtook us in the form of the burial of a small child (see A sad story).
Well, we would never have thought of Kigali as a metropolis, but compared to kiwangala which has been home to us most recently, the Rwandan capital was positively busy.
One of our first tasks back in Kiwangala is to catch up with our widows who we left setting up their new businesses.
Over the Christmas break we have been sharing accommodation with Jonathan who has come to Rwanda for a month to teach English at the Meg Foundation School in Kinamba.
Here's wishing everybody a happy (and warm) Christmas, and when it comes, a prosperous New Year.
Our current visit to Kigali is being spent in the volunteers' quarters at the Meg Foundation school in Kinamba.