ISTANBUL

An African dance group composed of orphaned children from Uganda are warming hearts and souls in Istanbul, Turkey with their spectacular dance numbers and endearing kindness.

The talented sextet of Uganda-based children’s group Masaka Kids Africana, named after the Masaka town in the south of the country, arrived in Istanbul on Dec. 14 for a one-week trip through the support of a number of generous sponsors in the city.

Osman Muzaffer Afyon, a 35-year-old Turkish civil servant and travel guru who has visited 142 countries so far — exerted great effort to find sponsors for the visit.

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