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President Yoweri Museveni hosting  South Africa's Vice President David Mabuza, at State House Entebbe, 13th November 2019.  The two discussed bilateral issues and the South Sudan peace process.

South African's President, H.E Cyril Ramaphosa, handing over the Gold Award for the 2019 Africa Tourism Indaba to Uganda's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu in Durban. Uganda emerged as the preferred overall tourist destination in Africa.

His Royal Highness, King Letsie III of Lesotho,  at the Diplomatic Credential function at his Palace in Maseru. Receiving Her Excellency Barbara O. Nekesa, the High Commissioner of Uganda to Lesotho on the 6th February 2020

His Majesty King Letsie III accepting the Diplomatic Credential letters of Her Excellency Barbara O. Nekesa, The High Commissioner of Uganda to Lesotho,

Her Excellency Ambassador Barbara O. Nekesa inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Royal Palace in Maseru.

Uganda Celebrates its 57th Independence Anniversary with Zimbabwe's H.E Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.

On Friday the 10th of August 2019, H.E President Museveni met at his ranch in Kisozi, Namibia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Rt.Hon. Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, During this meeting, she conveyed special greetings from President Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia. In attendance was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hon. P. Mateke and Uganda High Commissioner to South Africa, Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa. 

His Majesty, the King of Eswatini, Mswati III, receiving the Omukama of Toro Kingdom, Oyo Nyimba Rukidi IV, who acted as the special envoy to the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni, at Hlane Royal Residence on the 25th February 2020.

South Africa's Vice President, H.E David Mabuza (centre), Uganda's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Henry O. Okello (right) and Amb Kintu Nyago (left) at State House - Entebbe in January when South Africa's Deputy President came to consult with H.E President Yoweri Museveni on the South Sudan Peace Initiative.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. Philemon Mateke, Deputy High Commissioner, Amb. Kintu Nyago, South Africa's High Commissioner in Uganda, H.E Prof. Maj Gen. L.S Mollo and South Africa's High Commission in Uganda's Defense Attache, Col. L Zicina at Entebbe VIP seeing off H.E Deputy President David Mabuza.

On 21 February 2019, in Klein Windhoek, The High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to the Republic of South Africa, H.E Barbara Nekesa,  paid a courtesy call at the Consulate of the Republic of Uganda in Namibia. The Honorary Consul is H.E Prince Ndaula (standing).

A delegation from the Catholic Church-Uganda who were in South Africa to attend the Episcopal Ordination of the Rt. Rev. Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape paid a courtesy visit to the Uganda High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa. 

In the picture below is the Deputy High Commissioner Amb. Kintu Nyago (M) and to his right is Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga of Rubaga and to his left Bishop Jumba of Masaka and Bishop Kakooza of Mitiyana.

The first phase of the National ID registration started on Sunday the 13th of October 2019 in Francis town,Botswana and was concluded yesterday in Gaborone.

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito and H.E Deputy High Commissioner, Amb. Kintu Nyago, in group photo at the ordination of Bishop Joseph as Bishop of the Diocese Aliwal - 15th February 2020

Ms. Birungi G. Nakkazzi receiving her National Identity Card from Mr. Eugene Mandizvidza at the Uganda High Commission - Pretoria. She is one of the Ugandans who had registered for the National Identity Cards at the Chancery.

The Executive Director Ms Judy Obitre - Gama and a team of four officers from NIRA Headquarters made a three day working visit, from 19th -21st June 2019, to Pretoria to train and equip the Mission with the capacity to register Ugandans in its area of accreditation.

Deputy High Commissioner paid a curtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Mbambane on the 2nd of December 2019.

Left: Tobias Kamugisha - Uganda's Honorary Consul  in the Kingdom of Eswathini.

Right: Shongwe Nontokozo - Chief of Protocol - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eswathini.

Group photo of participants of the AUDA - NEPAD Renewable Energy and Food Security workshop, in Mbambane, Kingdom of Eswathini, from 26 - 29 November 2019. Delegates were from the Republic of Uganda, Kingdom of Eswathini, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Eritrea.

Group photo when the Deputy High Commissioner, Amb. Kintu Nyago attends the Ugandan Eswathini Community's Uganda Indepedence Anniversary in Mbambane. - 30th November 2019 

The parliamentary delegation which was led by Hon. Byaruhanga Alex, is in South Africa on a ten day benchmarking visit at the Pan African Parliament. 15 May 2019. In the picture is also High Commissioner Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa and Deputy High Commissioner Amb. Kintu Nyago.

On the 15th of August 2019, the 4th IGAD Ambassadors Forum in South Africa met at the Uganda High Commission in `Pretoria. In attendance also was DIRCO Director in charge of the Eastern African Region AmbassadorH.E Ms. SN Mji, (second left).

Uganda, Africa's Netball Champions, Arrive in Cape Town for the Africa Cup.

A glimpse of a succesfully organised 2019 Rotary Cancer Run being flagged off at the Uganda High Commission-Pretoria by H.E Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa, on Sunday, the 25th August 2019. 

The 4th Annual Uganda Martyrs celebration in South Africa was commemorated on the 15th of June 2019 at Christ the King Cathedral, Johannesburg. It was attended by H.E Ambassador Barbara O. Nekesa and her members of staff.

On the 9th of June 2019, H.E Amb. Barbara Nekesa accompanied by members of staff from Uganda High Commission in Pretoria- South Africa, joined other Ugandans at Mayfair Orlando Pirates Training grounds for the EID sports festival and exhibitions which were organized by the Association of the Uganda Muslim Community In the Diaspora (UMCID).

On the 26th of July, the Uganda High Commission together with the South African Police of Gauteng Province participated in the promoting of the Coffee with a Cop Community Policing project in Johannesburg. Second right is Ministrer Counsellor Mr. J.J. Kivuna.

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The role of the Uganda High Commission in Pretoria is to protect the interests of Uganda and Ugandan nationals, within the limits permitted by international law; negotiating with the Governments of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and the Royal Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland, as directed by the Government of Uganda; ascertaining by lawful means conditions and developments in these sovereign countries, and reporting thereon to the Government of Uganda; promoting friendly relations between Uganda and these countries, and developing economic, cultural and scientific relations between Uganda, on one hand, these countries, on the other.

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