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Ugandan Chess Standout Inspires Girls Battling Poverty

The true story of a teenager from a Ugandan slum who transformed her life from corn seller to international chess player is to make its European premiere at the London Film Festival in October. The Disney movie, "Queen of Katwe," is based on the life of Phiona Mutesi, who around 2005 at about age 9 turned up at a sports outreach program in Katwe, a part of Kampala, for a cup of porridge and was drawn into a world of knights and checkmates. Now Uganda's No. 3 female chess...

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