Phiona Mutesi, 'Queen of Katwe,' Rises From Uganda Slums to Become Inspirational Chess Prodigy
The first time Phiona Mutesi, 20, saw people playing chess, she thought it was people gambling. “I'd never seen it in my life and usually in Uganda, it was always, like, families that are rich that had, like, such games. It was very hard to find it in the poor families,” she told ABC News. When she
Pope Francis Greeting by Cheering Crowd of 150,000 in Uganda
An exuberant crowd of young people, 150,000 strong, welcomed Pope Francis today in Kampala, Uganda. They sang. They danced, some wearing colorful grass skirts, others sporting feathered headdresses. And they smiled. Their message to him: that Catholicism is more than a Sunday ritual to them. It is
Luis Castillo shuts down Uganda in Venezuela win
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Luis Castillo pitched a one-hit shutout and hit a two-run homer as Venezuela beat Uganda 7-0 on Sunday to advance in the International winners' bracket at the Little League World Series. Uganda struggled to make contact off Castillo, who allowed four fair balls and four
Uganda kicks off LLWS play
WILLIAMSPORT, PENN. - Man. The afternoon temperature is in the mid-90s, and there's no shade on Field 4 at the Little League complex in Williamsport. But then along comes this breeze of joy in the form of a line of players in green-and-blue jerseys. They slip off their new Easton backpacks and take
1-Ton, Man-Eating Crocodile Caught in Uganda
A monstrous one-ton crocodile that terrorized an Ugandan village has been caught after a four-day hunt, according to Ugandan wildlife officials. Authorities estimate the reptile is about 80-years-old and believe it’s responsible for killing a local resident as well as mauling several other people,
Gays in Uganda 'At Risk' After Tabloid Publishes List
Gay individuals and those who were said to be gay in a Uganda tabloid report today could be "at risk in their local community," according to a human rights expert who has watched the anti-gay political movement in the country spread. The English-language tabloid Red Pepper published a list this
Obama: Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation Is a 'Step Backward'
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — President Obama today criticized Uganda’s new anti-gay legislation, which Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he will sign. In a statement released by the White House, Obama said he is “deeply disappointed” that Uganda is poised to ban gay relationships, warning...
'Westgate-Style Attack' Looms for Uganda ? U.S. Issues Warning
Embassy: U.S. 'Assessing Reports' of Potential Attack, No Info on Timing or Target