Africa

  • Life Stories: Interview with Phiona Mutesi

    Phiona Mutesi at the Women in the World Conference. (Wikipedia) A very interesting interview with Phiona Mutesi has been produced by NTV Uganda. This fascinating 41-minute video is serving as the precursor to the upcoming movie based on the biopic “Queen of Katwe“. The movie will star Academy award-winning actress…

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  • GM Zhu Chen on African tour!

    GM Zhu Chen The African Chess Confederation through the support of the World Chess Federation Women’s Commission has the honour of hosting the former World Woman Chess Champion Grand Master Zhu Chen from China. Grandmaster Zhu Chen is the former World Woman Chess Champion, she has reached the highest level…

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  • Kenyan @ World Championship for Disabled

    Clement Chomu Miheso Clement Miheso relaxing during the 2015 Millionaire Chess qualifier held in April 2015 at the KICC in Nairobi, Kenya. Kim Bhari recounts valuable history of Kenyan chess while profiling Clement Chomu Miheso and his participation in the World Chess Championships for the Disabled. Miheso was a former…

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  • Uganda’s Ssegwanyi impressive at World Cup

    Arthur Ssegwanyi of Uganda. The World Cup is currently moving into the sixth round and the elite Grandmasters are among the last four players standing, but of course there are always a number of interesting stories that surface. This one comes out of Uganda and this time the subject is…

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  • 2015 Tanzanian Championships

    Nurdin Husein HassujiPhoto Graham Jurgensen (KCFA). Tanzania is a relatively new chess nation better known for Mount Kilimanjaro than its gamesmanship. The east African country joined FIDE in 2014 at the Tromso FIDE Congress and hopes to build a lasting presence in East Africa along with Kenya and Uganda. Tanzania…

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  • Kim Bhari recounts Short’s visit

    As reported earlier, Nigel Short visited Kenya as part of an African tour. Kim Bhari reported on his visit. In addition, there were a number of photos in his report all courtesy of Mr. Bhari. * * * Busy Chess Weekend in Nairobiby Kim Bhari Kenya was again graced by…

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  • Nigel Short’s mini-tour of Africa

    KCF President Githinji Hinga introduces GM Nigel Short. Photo by Kim Bhari. Whilst the drama of the Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite event was unfolding over the weekend, GM Nigel Short was concluding his African tour with a 3- day visit to Kenya! Nigel was the guest of honour at the…

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  • Oatlhotse wins Millionaire Satellite in S. Africa!

    The Millionaire Chess Satellite tournament had thrills and spills as the tournament crown and spoils went to blitz tiebreaks after a three-way tie in nine rounds of play. IM Johannes Mabusela of South Africa had led through most of the tournament scoring six wins in a row before taking a…

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  • Kasparov Chess Foundation creates African analytics!

    In a continuing initiative to help the African continent improve playing standards Kasparov Chess Foundation for Africa has released statistical tables for the Africa continent. These stats include metrics such as Country Rankings, Country Statistics, Top 20 African Players and others. What is surprising is that these analytical tables had…

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  • IM Mabusela on 6/6 at Millionaire Tourney!

    IM Johannes Mabusela with a clean sheet. Photo by Reint Dykema. IM Johannes Mabusela is in form as he leads the Millionaire Satellite tournament on 6/6 after beating GM Kenny Solomon (South Africa) in round six. The tournament is being held in Johannesburg and is the last of the satellite…

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