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Ghanaian Yaw Frimpong signs with Didier Drogba’s USL team Phoenix Rising

Yaw Frimpong is the third Ghanaian to join Didier Drogba’s Phoenix Rising Defender Yaw Frimpong is the latest Ghanaian to leave DR Congo’s TP Mazembe and join Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League, the second tier of American football. The team is part-owned by former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, who also plays for the club. Frimpong will be reunited with French coach Patrice Carteron, who was in charge of Mazembe when the 31-year-old joined the Congolese club in 2013. He is the third Ghanaian at Rising. Like Frimpong, both Solomon Asante and Gladson Awako also spent time at TP Mazembe who have been African champions five times – with three of those titles coming this century (2009, 2010, 2015). During Frimpong’s time at Mazembe, the team won four league ...

German Antoine Hey asks to quit Rwanda coaching role

German Antoine Hey is coach of both Rwanda’s senior and CHAN sides Rwanda head coach Antoine Hey has asked the country’s football federation (Ferwafa) to terminate his contract. The development comes two days after Rwanda were knocked out of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. “Ferwafa has received a proposal from coach Antoine Hey seeking to terminate his contract,” the body said in a statement. Ferwafa said it will meet the Ministry of Sports and Culture “in the upcoming days” to review the German’s request. “Hey is duly urged to respect contract termination clauses binding both parties,” the statement added. Hey was appointed coach of the country’s senior and CHAN teams last March after he emerged above rival ca...

Democratic Republic of Congo’s ‘vanishing’ road

This road, in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is part of a decade-old deal between the government and Chinese investors. They’re given tax-free mineral rights in exchange for billions of dollars’ worth of loans for public works. But many of these projects remain unfinished. Motorcyclist Jerry tells us what it’s like to use this still unfinished road. (Photo: Road in Kinshasa. Credit: BBC)

Google expands controls to let you mute those annoying ads that follow you on every site

You know those ads that seem to follow you to every website? You went to one site one time to check out a thing and bam! that site’s ads now pop up on every site you visit. Well, now Google will let you mute them. At first, it may seem an odd move. Google makes money on its ads business, and giving advertisers free rein to stalk you on every site seems really good for companies hoping to remind you of that thing you checked out one time. But the search giant wrote in a blog post out today that it wants to give you, the consumer, more transparency and control. It’s also good for business. Barraging you with reminder ads for the thing you are no longer interested in is not useful for you and is a waste for the business hoping to get you to come back. Google uses the example of someone lookin...

Zambian ‘sex drugs’ land men in cholera centre

Image copyright AFP Image caption The cholera epidemic has caused much panic in Zambia Three men have been mistakenly admitted to a cholera centre in Zambia after eating herbs with “sex enhancing” qualities, an official has said. The men were vomiting, a symptom of cholera, so worried well-wishers rushed them to the centre, Chanda Kasolo said. It turned out that the vomiting was caused by food, beer and the herbal concoction, he added. A cholera epidemic which broke out last year has so far claimed 70 lives in the southern African state. More than 3,000 cases have been reported. President Edgar Lungu last month ordered the military to clean markets and unblock drains to help curb the spread of cholera. It is a bacterial disease transmitted through food and water, causing vomiti...

Anti-Trump FBI Agents’ Missing Texts Found

By Chris Strohm January 25, 2018, 1:30 PM EST Updated on January 25, 2018, 4:31 PM EST The Justice Department’s inspector general has recovered missing text messages from two FBI officials who sharply criticized Donald Trump, making them a flash point in the debate over the federal criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz told lawmakers in a letter Thursday that messages sent between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page from December 2016 to May 2017 were recovered using forensic tools after the Justice Department initially said they were among many emails on FBI-issued mobile devices that were lost due to a technical problem. “Our efforts to recover any additional text messages is ongoing,” Horowitz wrote in a letter to ...

The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)

Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media. More posts by this contributor: The world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, is buying cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, now commissions content.  The world’s most valuable retailer is now Amazon, and has over 350 stores,  And the world’s largest hospitality provider, Airbnb, increasingly owns real estate. Things change. Before, these companies were praised for the genius of building a thin layer of horizontal services on top of massive businesses with fixed assets. They added value to vast audiences with relatively few staff and no assets. What we now see is how they’ve had to build foundations, offer more services, add depth to their offering, these companies have moved from facades to edifices. Thin Interfaces got thi...

Dayo Ojo gives wings to Nigeria’s African Nations Championship campaign

After Nigeria’s first two — admittedly underwhelming — displays at the African Nations Championship, much of the frustration among the travelling journalists had been aimed at the team’s underperforming forwards. Admittedly, Sunday Faleye had been a bright light, but Anthony Okpotu had largely flattered to deceive, while Emeka Ogbugh — lively in patches — hadn’t provided the consistent menace that many had hoped he would. Okpotu finally got off the mark in the come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday, but the Eagles’ victory, and particularly their second-half display, suggested that their problems have not been up front but in midfield. Coach Salisu Yusuf appeared to spot this ahead of his side’s final group game,...

Despite extension, Mou and United still not ‘a match made in heaven’

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Barcelona sign Montreal Impact teenager Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno assesses Javier Mascherano’s legacy and importance to Barcelona during his near eight-year spell with the club. Javier Mascherano struggled to hold back the tears as he announced his exit from Barcelona after nearly eight years. Javier Mascherano admits he needs a fresh start during his emotional farewell to his Barcelona teammates. Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Canadian teenager Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla from the Montreal Impact. Ballou, 18, joins the Catalan club’s B team on an initial three-year deal with his buyout clause set at €25 million. There’s also a clause in his contract which would allow the club to extend his terms by an additional two years, which would in turn see the clause rise to €75m. Barca have not confirmed the...

Mourinho extends Man United contract

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes debate whether Mourinho’s tenure at Man United will be the defining moment of his career. Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes debate whether Mourinho’s tenure at Man United will be the defining moment of his career. MANCHESTER — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least 2020. Mourinho, 54, signed a three-year deal to take over from Louis van Gaal in 2016 but has extended it by a further year with the option of another 12 months. The Portuguese won the EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and Europa League in 2016-17 and has the club in second place in the Premier League behind Manchester City. “I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager,” Mourinho to...

Justin Timberlake Drops His Latest Single ‘Say Something’ With Chris Stapleton

Thus far, the releases from Justin Timberlake’s upcoming album Man of the Woods have been lacking the name’s rustic implications. He’s given fans the Pharrell-produced “Supplies,” and the futuristic “Filthy,” but today JT dropped the first single that seems to truly live up to the album’s woodsy name. The latest song to drop is “Say Something,” the Chris Stapleton collaboration that features more guitar than any of the last two advance tracks. The video starts with Justin Timberlake hunched over a computer, looping a beat before heading over to Stapleton, who adds the guitar chords on top. The rest of the song is an upbeat and soulful vocal-heavy ballad with Stapleton and Timberlake building over one another, each equipped with a guitar, as they sing, “Maybe I’m looking for something I can...