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Jinja Town and the surrounding community have been provided yet another rare opportunity to watch the country’s world stars in action at the National Cross Country Championships due this weekend, Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Jinja Central Division Recreation Park.J

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The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) in conjunction with main sponsors MTN (U) Ltd have also offered the general public free entrance to the park to watch the competition as a corporate social responsibility and also to thank the public who thronged Kololo Independence Grounds massively to support Uganda team during the 2017 World Cross Country Championships.

Because of the value UAF attached to the world event, Jinja was honored and overwhelmingly voted to host the 2018 National Cross Country Championship, a major event on the UAF calendar. The stage is already set for the championships which UAF will use to select the national cross country team to represent Uganda at the 5th edition of the Africa Cross Country Championships due March 17, 2018 in Algeria.

The competition scene is expected to be electric like last year for the World but this time fighting for national colours and slots for Africa continental championship.

Uganda’s top distance runners led by Olympic marathon Champion Stephen Kiprotich, Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Moses Kipsiro, World Championship silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei, World Junior Cross Country Champion, Jacob Kiplimo, World University Games golden girl, Dorcus Ajok, National Cross Country defending champions Mercyline Chelangat and Peruth Chemutai, among others will be in action at the Jinja National Cross Country Championships.

Also in action will several World Mountain race stars like Fred Musobo, Stella Chesang, Robert Chemonges, Victor Kiplagat and others.

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
RESULTS AT KOLOLO

Senior Men (10km)
1 Joshua Cheptegei 29:02
2 Phillip Kipyeko 29:24
3 Abdallah Kibet Mande 29:40
4 Timothy Toroitich 29:42
5 Stephen Kiprotich 29:46
6 Stephen Kiisa 29:53
7 Fred Musobo 29:55
8 Mande Bushendich 30:04
9 Peter Kibet 30:13
10 Filex Chemonges 30:18

Senior Women (10km)
1 Mercyline Chelangat 34:41
2 Rachael Chebet 35:16
3 Dorcus Ajok 35:46
4 Doreen Chesang 35:54
5 Doreen Chemutai 35:56
6 Annet Chebet 36:16
7 Juliet Chekwel 36:38
8 Stella Chesang 36:46
9 Prim Twikirize 37:00
10 Sarah Akiror 37:03

U20 Men
1 Jacob Kiplimo 23:25
2 Titus Kwemoi 23:53
3 Victor Kiplangat 23:54
4 Elisha Chemutai 24:03
5 Kevin Kibet 24:04

U20 Women
1 Peruth Chemutai 20:20
2 Janat Chemusto 20:39
3 Esther Chekwemoi 21:08
4 Sarah Chelangat 21:20
5 Scarlett Chemos 22:00

Namayo Mawerere
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Photos: Bryan White unites Arua youth gangs, preaches hard work

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On form tycoon Bryan White of the Bryan White Foundation has had a fruitful campaign in Arua if uniting people in Arua is the sole aim as he states. Bryan White held his second mass gathering yesterday at Inzikuru grounds where he gathered different youth groups and feasted with them.

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After his successful rally he stated “It was a productive day as we gathered groups of youths from Arua town for a feast to create conducive atmosphere for them to kick start income generating activities. We feasted with them the whole day. The youths we are gathered were from gangs that have been causing havoc in the town. We have dedicated this week to them and we shall from today sit with their leaders who will present to us proposals for the projects they want to start with. The foundation is honored to have gathered such a large number of youths for the full day. We climaxed the event at Inzikuru stadium with great fireworks display”

Bryan White is still in the region where he is preaching his foundation gospel to help Ugandans.

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Photos: When the Swangz All Star tour headed to Arua

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The Swangz All Star tour, which kicked off June in Mbale, continued last weekend as it headed to Arua. Held at Heritage Courts on Saturday, revelers were treated to performances from several top artistes including Vinka, Winnie Nwagi, Gravity Omutujju, Micheal Ross, Fik Fameica and Voltage Music among others.

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The Swangz All Star tour is a celebration of the best of Ugandan music. It comes as part of the activities to mark Swangz Avenue’s 10th anniversary and has so far been in Mbale, Gulu and Masaka.

The road shows will conclude in Kampala in a mega music showcase that will be headlined by Jamaican star Tarrus Riley. The climaxing show will be held on August 31 at Cricket Oval.

Here are some photos from the show in Arua.

Swangz All star tour in Arua

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Zari lands in Arua for Bryan White Foundation Charity activities

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South Africa based Ugandan socialite/entrepreneur Zari Hassan alias The Bosslady has landed in Arua today to join Bryan White Foundation activities in the area. Zari partnered with the foundation as a brand ambassador for its charity activities in Arua district which kicked off late last month.

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Bryan White has revealed that his mission is to end poverty in Uganda using his foundation which is a non-governmental organization.

Zari who agreed to partner with the foundation during its charity activities in the area landed at Arua Airfield by a private chopper.

The foundation’s activities are funded by Bryan White Fund which has been described as a huge one by foundation’s founder Bryan White.

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