France – Uganda Friendship Week is Back

The Embassy of France in Uganda has today announced the return of the second edition of the France –Uganda Friendship Week, which this time is scheduled to take place from Saturday 17th to Saturday 24th March 2018.

The Ambassador of France to Uganda H.E Stephanie Rivoal said the France – Uganda friendship week is aimed at celebrating the long standing relationship between the two countries.

“With in the one week, we shall celebrate through music, sports and cultural activities, tourism and environment expos, food and fashion, defense and security, among others in more than eight different locations in and around Kampala,” said Ambassador Rivoal.

While addressing journalists at the French Embassy in Kampala, Ambassador Rivoal added that the week will climax on Saturday 24th March with a rugby match between the Uganda Rugby 7s and the French military rugby team at the Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.

“The Uganda Sevens Rugby team will be the main focus of this year’s France-Uganda friendship week”.

Last year, there was a football match between Uganda Cranes and the French Military football team of which Uganda immerged winner.

“The rugby match scheduled for Saturday 24th March, will be followed by a music concert at 2:00PM featuring prominent local and international artists.  Uganda’s Jose Chameleone, Navio, Irene Ntale and Fik Fameica among others as well as Francophone artists like Kongoloko from DRC and David Walters from France are expected”.

The French ambassador noted that the France – Uganda Friendship Week is a non-profit event and all proceeds will go to charity.


“We shall auction fashion designs on the Fashion Day and the proceeds will go to the fashion school,” She said, adding that proceeds from the ticket sales for the main event will be handed over to the Uganda Olympic Committee, who will identify schools within and outside Kampala and support them.

 Below is the program:

Date              Event Venue
17.03.2018          Francophony Day French School, Lugogo bypass (free entrance)
18.03.2018           No Event
19.03.2018       Tourism & Environment Day French Residence, Nakasero (by invitation)
20.03.2018          Fashion Day French Residence, Nakasero (by invitation)
21.03.2018     Goût de France / French cuisine    Day Le château, Nsambya (by invitation)
22.03.2018      Defence Day French Residence, Nakasero (by invitation)
23.03.2018      Sports Day 5 schools in Kampala (free entrance)
24.03.2018     Rugby match + music concert Kyadondo rugby grounds


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