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Young Ugandan Chess-Prodigy: Life Lessons Took Her to the World Stage

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AFRICANGLOBE - The muddy alleyways and dark, crowded rooms of the Katwe slum in Uganda's capital city seem like the last place you’d expect to pick up a game of chess. But this is where one of the world’s most unlikely chess champions, 16 year-old Phiona Mutesi, first laid eyes on a board.

Chess Genius Phiona Mutesi ‘The Ultimate Underdog’

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AFRICANGLOBE - She grew up in one of the poorest spots on earth. She couldn't read or write. As a child, she scrounged for...
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