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Soufiane El Bakkali wins men's 3000m steeplechase in all-Africa podium

Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco won gold in the Olympic Games men's 3,000 metres steeplechase on Monday, breaking Kenya's stranglehold on an event they had won nine times in a row. The 25-year-old El Bakkali, fourth in the 2016 Olympics and bronze medallist in the 2019 world championships, finished in...
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NYC Stops Short of Mask Mandate; China Outbreak: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said employees at mass-transit operations must be inoculated or submit to weekly tests, and urged private businesses to adopt a vaccine-only admissions policy. New York City ‘strongly’ recommended wearing masks indoors, though no mandate was issued. Germany is poised to widen Covid-19 vaccinations...
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Athletics-Hassan bags first gold, Kenya's steeplechase run ends

TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Sifan Hassan bagged the first of what she hopes will be an unprecedented hat-trick of track golds while Kenya's astonishing run of victories in the men's steeplechase ended as boiling sun gave way to torrential rain at the Olympic athletics on Monday. The conditions caused...
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From research into vaccine hesitancy to reimagining a symphony, TCNJ’s summer research projects are making waves

Wait your turn, fall semester — TCNJ’s Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience is still in full swing, with students and faculty across disciplines working in tandem to conduct research, create works of art, and empower themselves and others. This week, we’re highlighting another four projects happening on campus:. PROJECT. Vaccine hesitancy...

Manufacturers applaud UNRA on Kampala – Jinja Road works

NAMANVE — Manufacturers led by Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda (Century and Rwenzori Bottling Companies) have applauded the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on commencing the long-awaited maintenance works on the Kampala–Jinja highway. Starting at the famed Coca-Cola Namanve and Kigunga sections, the 72km road maintenance works will restore severely...

Africa can prevent Ethiopia from going down Rwanda’s path: here’s how

When Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2019, I congratulated him in a public US and Africa dialogue forum. I thought he deserved the prize, given what he had done. In particular he showed a calm and responsible interest in listening to all community grievances to avoid outbursts of war.

El Bakkali gains Olympic steeplechase gold for Morocco

Soufiane El Bakkali ended a 17-year Olympic gold medal drought for Morocco with a dominant victory in the 3000m steeplechase in Tokyo on Monday (2). Since his fourth-place finish in Rio five years ago, El Bakkali has been one of the finest steeplechasers on the planet, striking silver at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London and bronze in Doha two years later. He put the experience and maturity he's collected since on full display in Tokyo, biding his time perfectly behind Ethiopians Lamecha Girma and Getnet Wale before making his move as he entered the final bend.
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Uganda 2017 Afcon squad: Where are they now?

Goal takes a look at the Cranes squad that played in the biennial competition held in Gabon. The legendary Uganda Cranes shot-stopper announced his retirement from the national team recently. He is, however, still active at club level where he is turning out for Mamelodi Sundowns. The 36-year-old made more than 80 appearances for the national team.

Taming heat stress – climate change adaptation of pig sector in Uganda

Global heat stress is a growing problem that stands to impact health, livelihoods and the very food we eat. While high temperatures and heat waves can occur under normal weather conditions, with climate change they are becoming more severe, last longer and happen more frequently. Pig production is an important...

Mugabi: Uganda defender scores but Motherwell suffer Hibernian defeat

The 26-year-old returned from injury to score from a header but his goal was not enough to hand his team a positive start. Uganda international Bevis Mugabi was on target as Motherwell suffered their first defeat of the season going down 3-2 against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
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‘Scared’ Hassan wins Olympic 5,000m in first step in treble gold bid

Dutch runner Sifan Hassan took a first, giant step in her bid for an unprecedented Olympic treble when she sprinted to gold in the 5,000m Monday — but admitted she had been “so scared”. Ethiopian-born Hassan, 28, produced a devastating final-lap sprint to time 14min 36.79sec. Her victory was all...