International Community of Banyakigezi

2014 Convention: Washington DC

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The International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB) hosted its 11th annual convention (ICOB@11) in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, from Thursday, July 31, 2014 to Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge. 


Watch ICOB’s 11th Annual Convention featured in Africa’s Innovation and Technology Channel, hosted and produced by Paul Ndiho.


Presentations

To be uploaded soon.

 


Thanks to all who attended the 11th Annual ICOB Convention. Enjoy pictures from the weekend in our photo gallery.

For additional information about ICOB and our convention in Washington DC, please email icob.usa@gmail.com.

Founded in 2003, ICOB is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the cultural, social and economic interests of Abanyakigezi in Uganda and in the Diaspora. All are welcome to join ICOB and its growing community in Washington D.C. this July. Contact Ms. Ann Karasanyi (Chairperson, ICOB@11 Organizing Committee) at anngb8.k@gmail.com for further convention details and how one can contribute or participate.

10 Responses

  1. Rogers Arinaitwe Tushabe says:

    Am glad to be one from the Kigezi land.

  2. Nuwagira Kampororo says:

    My wife and I got ahold of your website through a Ugandan friend, Rogers Ansimira, who is a Mukiga incidentally. I am a Munyankole, but LOVE this international community of Banyakiegzi. I didn’t happen to see contact information while in the process of registering. Please kindly provide the direct line to the Banyakiegzi community so I can find out the times on August 2nd. Thank you!

  3. John M Bigyemano says:

    Ahari ba memba ba ICOB abaramanya orujungu nabatararumanya kambaramusyeho. Kanyebaze nokutabarusya abefereize emirimo yaabo, bakasigaho amaka gaabo ngu beije aha ruteerane rwa ICOB orwomurundi gwa 11. Timbaasa kweebwa abatekatekyi nabanywani ba Kigezi omu nsi yoona. Ebiteiso byanyu nemikago ei mutunywaniire bireija kututeeraho omusingye gugumire ahabwebiro ebyomumaisho. Nyowe ndiyo ndahandiika ekitabo omu rurimi Orukiga Runyankore. Ekigyendererwa kyangye nokwejunisa etaranta ei Ruhanga yampeire nomugisha ogunatungyire kuheereza abagambi nabahurizi b’Orukiga Runyankore aha radio ngu mpandiike bikye ahabindamanya omu rurimi oru. Orurimi Orukiga Runyankore rwiine bingyi byokweega nokwegyesa. Rurimu efumu, emigano, ebitebyo, emigootooro, ebizino nebyeshongoro, ebyevugo, ebyokurya, amaziina gebishaka byemibazi nemigasho endiijo mingyi, ebihingwa, ebitungwa, enyamaishwa nebinyonyi byomu kishaka. Orurimi rweitu rurimu emicwe nemitwarize yeitu, emiziro nemikoro. Orurimi rweitu twaaba tuteefereize tukaruhandiika nokurwegyesa abaana beitu, obwiire bureija kuhika kandi butari bwa hare tweshange tutarwiine. Nikyo ndebariza ababandize kuhandiika orurimi rweitu barimu Omugyenzi Paulo Ngorogoza owu nabugeine 1976 omu maka g’Omuhimba kandi muzaara wangye Raphael Nshekanabo, Muzeyi Festo Karwemera owu nabugeine 1980 Bushenyi ahamukoro gwokugaruka kwa Milton Obote araruga Zambia na Benedicto Mubangyizi owu nabugeine aha kereziya Mbarara. Ekitabo kyangye ni: Kuri Zikubanza kandi nyine amasiko ngu ndeija kukyanjura aha ruteerane rwa ICOB orwomwaaka ogureija. Kampendere ndabendeza oruteerane rurungyi.

  4. John, as a published author of two books. I cannot wait to read your book and to teach my kids through your written words. . Haza Mutahunga!

    It was an honor, blessing, and humbling experience to meet all of you who attended 2014 convention in DC! Travel safe and stay in touch.

  5. Isaac Madhvani says:

    How does one register for membership?
    Thank you. Hi

  6. Rugasira alex says:

    Am very glad to learn about this arrangement of the abanyakigezi community in the diaspora and would like to Be a commited member .now how do i become a full member and get to knw the programme as it runs?am a born of kyobugombe kaharo ndorwa kabale.thax.

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