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Title-holder Mahrez excluded from CAF nominees

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Reigning African Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez of Algeria failed to make the 30-nominee list of contenders announced Wednesday for the 2017 award. The winger was a key figure in the Leicester City side that defied 5,000-1 odds and stunned the football world by …

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Bollywood superstars dazzle at India film awards

East Rutherford, United States | AFP |India’s biggest Bollywood stars led a triumphant celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy awards Saturday, cheered by thousands of ecstatic fans just outside New York. The five-hour show at an American football stadium in New Jersey, where the …

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Denis Onyango is Uganda’s Sports Personality Of The Year

Kampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango is Uganda’s Sports Personality Of The Year 2016. Onyango was named the country’s best at a glitz and glamour event Friday night by the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA). The South African based goalkeeper becomes the first individual footballer to be crowned …

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Onyango favourite for 2016 USPA top sports award

  Kampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Africa’s best home-based football player of 2016 Denis Onyango is favourite to be named Uganda’s Sportsman Of The Year 2016 on Friday night. Onyango, named best African Player of the Year Based in Africa early this year, is one of three nominate for the Uganda Sports …

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ACME AWARDS: The Independent’s Musoke is Uganda’s best feature writer

The Independent’s Ronald Musoke has scooped yet another feature writing accolade at the annual Uganda National Journalism Awards. Musoke’s story Massacre on Masaka road saw him recognized as best features writer at the Uganda National Journalism Awards 2017 held in Kampala on Wednesday night. The award is granted to the feature treatment of any …

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In a first, ICC awards Congo war crimes victims $250 each

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | The International Criminal Court Friday ordered 297 victims of ex-Congolese warlord Germain Katanga to each be paid “a symbolic” $250 in damages for a brutal 2003 attack on their village, in the tribunal’s first such award. Awarding both individual and collective damages, the court also …

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Onyango, Emong for Uganda Sports Personality Of The Year Award

The Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) has nominated footballer Denis Onyango, Olympian Emong and rugby player Phillip Wokorach for the annual  Sports Personality Of The Year award. The three were picked after USPA, in their meeting at Lugogo on Monday, named the best for 2016 in all sports disciplines. Onyango, Emong …

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