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KIU Trivia: May 29 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

World Digestive Health Day. It’s organized by the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) every May 29. Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness about prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of that particular disease and/or disorder. 

This year focuses on the Gut Microbiome, the general microorganisms and germs that exist in the Gastro-Intestinal Tract (GIT)

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. It offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and the civilian personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the organization and to honour more than 3,900 peacekeepers that have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 402 last year.

We should take this day to celebrate Ugandan UN peacekeepers all over the world, especially those in Somalia, for making sure that the cowardly but deadly Al-Shabaab militants stay clear of our borders.

What Happened Today?

1. On May 29, 1893, a treaty between Sir Gerald Portal and Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda informally ensured Uganda as a British Protectorate. The treaty was endorsed by British authorities premising on the advice of Portal and Bishop Alfred Tucker. This treaty set in motion the series of events that led to the signature of the 1900 Buganda Agreement.

2. In 1996, Benjamin Netanyahu became Israel’s Prime Minister, holding the position for three years until 1999. He later regained the position in 2009 and has held it ever since. He is the longest-serving Israeli PM and the first to be born in Israel after establishment of the State.

3. In 1999, Olusegun Obasanjo became the President of Nigeria, winning the country’s first democratic elections in 16 years. The former Nigerian Army General and military ruler oversaw a democratization process that defines the country’s political system to the present day.

He is currently one of Africa’s and the World’s top diplomats.

Sources:, Wikipedia,, world

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