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Cheptegei has eyes on 2nd gold in Eugene

🔴 SUNDAY 🇺🇬 ✳ 5,000m final 4.05am | Joshua Cheptegei & Oscar Chelimo Eugene, USA | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Ugandan ace Joshua Cheptegei will tonight have to be at his best to brush off a host of contenders vying for the last long distance medal of the Oregon World Athletics …

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Uhuru Kenyatta hands over EAC leadership to Burundi

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged East African Community (EAC) leaders to fast-track implementation of programmes and projects that will deliver quick results for the benefit of EAC citizens. Acknowledging the progress the EAC has made since its re-establishment more than two decades ago, the …

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EAC to set up mega irrigation project at Tororo border

✳ Supply potable water to 20,000 people ✳ Irrigate 3,300 hectares ✳ 1.75 megawatts hydro power dam Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has handed over leadership of the East African Community to Burundi’s Évariste Ndayishimiye at the 22nd Ordinary Summit of  Heads of State at the EAC …

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Nakaayi, Cheptegei march on in World Champs

🔴 🇺🇬 RESULTS ✳ 800m heats – Halimah Nakaayi (2:01.41) advances into semis ✳ 5000m semis – Cheptegei & Oscar Chelimo advance 🔴 FRIDAY ✳ 800m W semis – Halimah Nakaayi – 4.35am (Saturday morning ) Eugene, Oregon, USA | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi started the defence …

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DP’s Mao Uganda’s new Minister for Justice

🔴 Cabinet resuffle ✳ Nobert Mao – Justice and Constitutional affairs ✳ Hamson Obua – Chief Whip ✳ Akello Beatrice – State for economic monitoring ✳ Peter Ogwang – State Minister Education & Sports Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | DP Chairman General Nobert Mao has been appointed Justice and …

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DEAL: Mao signs cooperation agreement with Museveni

Mao told Museveni that he now has the historical opportunity to gather party members scattered all over Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party has signed a working cooperation agreement with the Democratic Party-DP at State House, Entebbe. President Yoweri Museveni, also the National chairman of …

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GOLD FOR CHEPTEGEI

🔴 🇺🇬 10k RESULTS ✳ Cheptegei 🥇 27:27.43 SB ✳ Kiplimo  🥉 27:27.97 SB ✳ Kissa (24th) 29:21.10 SB 🔴 Marathon results 🇺🇬 ✳ Jackson Kiprop 33rd 2:12:14 ✳ Felix Chemongesi 34th 2:12:16 ✳ Fred Musobo 40th 2:13:58 SB 🔴 MONDAY ✳ Marathon final – Immaculate CHEMUTAI 4.15pm ✳ 200m heats – Tarsis Gracious Orogot …

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