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Nikita Pearl Waligwa played Gloria, a friend of the protagonist Phiona, who explained the rules of chess .[Photo: Disney]
Tributes have been paid to a Ugandan actress who starred in the Disney film, the Queen of Katwe.
Nikita Pearl Waliga has died at the age of 15 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The 2016 film was based on a true story of a girl from a Ugandan slum who – despite not going to school – took up chess and went on to compete in international tournaments.
When Nikita Pearl Waliga was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016, well-wishers raised funds for her to receive treatment in India as her tumour could not be treated in Uganda.
She was given the all-clear in 2017 but last year was found to have another tumour.Source: BBC
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