Tunisia Dents Uganda's Quarter Final Hopes

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In short
In the first quota of the tight game, Uganda led with 21-20, before Tunisia took the lead in the second quota which ended 39-43.

Uganda's U-18 Basketball team lost to Tunisia in a hotly contested game played at Amahoro Stadium on Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda.

The game that would have determined Uganda's progress to the quarter finals saw the two teams head neck to neck in all the first three quarters.

Tunisia however dominated the game in the last ten minutes winning 89-73 by the final whistle.
In the first quarter Uganda led with 21-20 score, before Tunisia took the lead in the second quarter 43-39.

In the third quarter Tunisia continued with a 63-57 lead . Uganda's Mathew Samuel Ochieng scored a game high 25 points, while Henry Okoth added 17 points. For Tunisia Mohamed Adam Rassil made 23 points and Mohamed Selmi 19.
Tunisia  joined Egypt, Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and DR Congo in the quarter finals, while Uganda lost its chance to be among the top eight teams for the next round.


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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.