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A Zambian Judoka Pulled Off the Ultimate Upset at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Zambian judoka Mathews Punza is putting Team Zambia on the map at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Heading into Rio 2016, Zambian judoka Mathews Punza was a long shot. Ranked 112th in the world, the 28-year-old from Lusaka was going up against the best of the best in judo. Over the weekend, Punza pulled off the unthinkable. Competing in the 66kg weight class of the round of 32 on Sunday, the first-time Olympian defeated the sixth-ranked judoka, Israel’s Golan Pollack, with a 100-0 win. Not only that, he did so REALLY quickly. The entire match took under two minutes.


Many are calling it one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history.

Unfortunately, Punza’s success was short-lived. He took his final bow in Rio later that day when Slovenia’s Adrian Gomboc beat him 101-0 in the last 16 of the competition. But regardless, Punza did has part to put Team Zambia on the map. He’s more than earned his spot in the history books.

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Bobi Wine Set to Legally Contest Uganda's 2021 Election Results

Opposition party leader, Bobi Wine, has announced that he will legally contest Uganda's 2021 election results after Yoweri Museveni won his sixth consecutive presidential term.

National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Bobi Wine, has reportedly stated that he will contest Uganda's recent election results. Bobi Wine made the announcement this past Sunday after the national election results declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni Uganda's next president. Museveni reportedly won the elections with 58.64 percent while Bobi Wine received 34.83 percent according to Uganda's electoral commission. The voter results were announced on Saturday after national elections were held last week on Thursday, thus extending Museveni's rule with a sixth consecutive presidential term. Bobi Wine has reportedly alleged voter fraud by Museveni following the effect of Uganda's social media shut down a day before the elections.

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