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NARO blocks return of motorsport at Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Research Organisation-NARO has rejected plans for hosting motor rallies at Entebbe Botanical Gardens. Sitting on 40.7 hectares of land in Entebbe, the gardens were established for purposes of research and to preserve the diversity of plants in Uganda. The gardens house a …

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Kenyan president waves off WRC safari rally

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has flagged off the second edition of the World Rally Championship (WRC) that started in the capital Nairobi on Thursday. Kenyatta flagged off the first ten rally cars which included Kenyan McRae Kimathi, Maxine Wahome, Jeremy Wahome, Hamza Anwar, and the French …

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FIFA selects 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States will have 11 of the 16 hosts cities at the 2026 World Cup, which will also feature matches in Mexico and Canada, world football governing body FIFA said on Thursday. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, …

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Sports federations welcome increase in budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sports federations have welcomed additional funding to the sports sector. According to the 2022/23 financial year budget figures read by the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija on Tuesday, the sports sector will receive Shillings 47.81 billion up from Shillings 17billion provided …

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Match Report: Uganda Cranes hold out for Kitende point

FULLTIME ⚽ ✳ Uganda 1 Niger 1 Kitende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A passionate and tense match at St Mary’s stadium saw Niger fight back brilliantly from one goal down to draw with Uganda Cranes, but weren’t quite able to find the winner. Milton Karisa scored two minutes to the break to …

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Uganda 1 Niger 1 – AFCON qualifier

FULLTIME ⚽ ✳ Uganda 1 Niger 1 Kitende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A passionate and tense match at St Mary’s stadium saw Niger fight back brilliantly from one goal down to draw with Uganda Cranes, but weren’t quite able to find the winner. Milton Karisa scored two minutes to the break to …

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