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Money Given to Kenya, Since Stolen, Puts Nike in Spotlight

New York Times By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Photo Kenyan runners, feared by rivals from other countries, training in the Rift Valley north of Nairobi in January.CreditSimon Maina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  NAIROBI, Kenya — When a Chinese clothing company swooped in and offered to sponsor Kenya’s famed runners, Nike panicked, Kenyan officials say. “Can we talk about the situation?” a […]

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Seven Eritrean cyclists flee to Ethiopia

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle, Sudan Tribune October 20, 2015 Eritrean cyclists have won international competitions in recent years   ADDIS ABABA – In a latest sign of discontent with the regime in Eritrea, seven of the 14 higher division Eritrean cyclists have fled to neighbouring Ethiopia. The latest defection comes only a few days after ten football […]

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Court Stops Botswana Deporting Eritrean Soccer Players

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A group of 10 players from Eritrea’s national football team that are claiming asylum in Botswana after a World Cup qualifier have won a temporary reprieve, with a court ruling they shouldn’t be sent back home. The court said Friday the players could stay temporarily and will have their asylum case heard on Dec. […]

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Root, Root, Root For Uganda In Tonight’s Little League World Series

From National Public Radio AARON MOSELLE The Little League World Series is in full swing. Perennial teams like Japan are still alive, but so is a country making just its second-ever appearance: Uganda. The team has experienced highs and lows so far. Sunday night it lost 7-0 to Venezuela, but the squad is still alive […]

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