African Soccer Rivalry

Fellows Spring 2003

By Jessie Graham

June 05, 2009

Just around the time that Rwanda and Uganda threatened to go to war against each other earlier this year, the two neighboring African nations had a more benign rivalry brewing. The Uganda Cranes and Rwanda Bees are vying for a spot in the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. On March 29th, reporter Jessie Graham followed a caravan of Ugandans to a qualifying match in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, where sport, and magic, superseded politics.

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