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Cheptegei still in contention for world athlete of the year

The winner will be announced at the World Athletics Awards 2021, which will be held virtually on December 1.

Cheptegei, nine others nominated for Male Athlete of the Year Award

According to World Athletics,a three-way vote system will be used to determine the five finalists.

Kiplimo becomes first Ugandan to win gold at World Half Marathon Championships

No Ugandan had ever won an individual medal in 23 previous editions of the event – their one team medal a men’s bronze in 2004 – but the nation has been a rising force in distance running these past few years so today’s result came as no surprise.

Cheptegei wants to ‘crown the season’ with a title

Despite not having competed further than 16km, the Ugandan world 10,000m champion will start as one of the favourites for the men’s crown in the absence of Kenya’s three-time gold medallist Geoffrey Kamworor.

Ex-World Athletics boss Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption charges

Diack was also found guilty of taking bribes from Russian athletes to financially assist Macky Sall's successful 2012 Senegalese presidential election campaign. Sall still holds the position.

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Venezuelan drug trafficker among 79 prisoners pardoned by president Museveni

Venezuelan Doralys Rodriguez Fagundez was listed amongst other 78 male and female Ugandan nationals -now released- from about 15 separate prisons across the country.   

Doctors ask for Kampala- Entebbe express highway toll fees waiver

This, UMA says once waived off, will ease their movement while attending to emergencies.

Museveni finally signs NSSF bill into law

President Yoweri Museveni has finally signed the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Amendment Bill 2021 into law.

Ugandan novelist Kakwenza set to appear in court over abuse of first family

Earlier on Monday, Kakwenza's lawyer Eron Kiiza said his client was leading the operatives to his home search but looked tortured and was urinating blood.

South Africans bid farewell to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The requiem mass is taking place at Cape Town's St. George's Cathedral where, for years, Tutu used the pulpit to rail against a brutal white minority regime.
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