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Ugandan Kayakers Overcome Obstacles, Reach World Championships

Uganda's kayaking community celebrated last November when four of its members qualified to compete in the International Canoe Federation's World Freestyle Kayak Championships. But getting to the competition, set for August 30 to September 5 on Canada's Ottawa River, was quite a challenge for Amina Tayona, David Egesa, Sadat Kawawa and Yusuf Basalirwa. Their visa applications were initially denied over questions regarding the athletes' personal assets and whether they...

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