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17 Eritreans apply for asylum in Uganda

December 6, 2012
By Associated Press
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan government official says 17 Eritrean soccer players and a team doctor have applied for political asylum after going missing during a regional tournament.

Musa Ecweru, Uganda's minister for disaster preparedness and refugees, said the applications were being considered by authorities.

Police had been searching for the Eritreans since they left their team hotel on Tuesday after losing in the east and central African CECAFA Cup. They didn't return ...

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