Lifestyle 

Meet the Ugandan entrepreneur peddling bamboo bikes

KAMPALA (Reuters) – At a workshop in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, Noordin Kasoma measured and cut a length of bamboo. Within a few days, the 24 inch piece of grass would be transformed into the frame of a bicycle. In an industry dominated by steel and aluminum, the use of bamboo is not as bizarre as it might seem. Kasoma says his bikes are strong, light and durable. They are also comfortable, he says. “Bamboo is flexible; due to that flexibility it gives that kind of shock absorbing property when you’re…

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Sports 

Ugandan women fight their way out of the slums, dream of boxing glory

(Reuters) – Nineteen-year-old Lydia Nantale makes her way home from work through the squalor of the Katanga Slum in central Kampala, Uganda’s capital. But there’s only time for a quick change of clothes as her coach is waiting. Nantale is headed for the Rhino Boxing Club, the makeshift gym where she and a handful of other young pugilists are learning to pack their punches. “I took up boxing after going to watch my friends… They were boxing against Kenyans and I really enjoyed the matches,” Nantale told Reuters. “My mother…

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Lifestyle 

Ugandan women fight their way out of the slums, dream of boxing glory

(Reuters) – Nineteen-year-old Lydia Nantale makes her way home from work through the squalor of the Katanga Slum in central Kampala, Uganda’s capital. But there’s only time for a quick change of clothes as her coach is waiting. Nantale is headed for the Rhino Boxing Club, the makeshift gym where she and a handful of other young pugilists are learning to pack their punches. “I took up boxing after going to watch my friends… They were boxing against Kenyans and I really enjoyed the matches,” Nantale told Reuters. “My mother…

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