Ivory Coast

The complex future of African fabric (which isn't African)

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a small shop nestled inside the heart of Accra, Patience Golo prepares to stitch yards of African wax print for a wedding dress she is making for a client.<p>The fabric is rich in color: pops of papaya-colored lines run through jewel-toned boxes. Across from her hangs a suit made of emerald …

Africa

Belgian side Zulte Waregem sign Ivorian and Senegalese forwards on loan

The Ivorian and Senegalese strikers have been signed on a season loan with the option of a permanent transfer<p>Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Zulte Waregem have signed Ivory Coast striker Chris Bedia and his Senegalese counterpart Mamadou Sylla as they seek to boost their attack.<p>Bedia, 22, joins …

Soccer

Rumoured European club interest in Tottenham defender - SpursWeb - Tottenham Hotspur News

Tottenham have received strong interest from multiple European heavyweights regarding the future of right-back Serge Aurier.<p>Reports suggest that …

Soccer

How Sir Alex Ferguson's Retirement Stunted the Growth of Potential Superstar Wilfried Zaha

Tuesday 12th August, 2003. Almost 15 years to the day, a skinny, unfamiliar teenager rocked up at Old Trafford having been lauded as the next big …

Soccer

They left sub-Saharan Africa for the promise of Europe. Now they face an uncertain future.

TARIFA, Spain — Mercy lay motionless on the bed, afraid to move as the stranger pulled up his trousers and refastened his belt. Even after he left, …

Women's News

How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

<b>How are migration routes in Europe changing?</b><p><b>The Balkan route</b><p>In the first six months of 2018, more than 8,000 migrants came to the small Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 times more than those arriving the previous year. Thousands are now sleeping rough in towns near the border, in the hope of …

World News

Crystal Palace Star Ready to Sign Improved Contract After Summer Move Fails to Materialise

Wilfried Zaha is in talks to sign a new contract at Crystal Palace, having rejected a new £125,000-a-week deal earlier in the summer because he …

Sports

Mobile tech helps Asia ‘leapfrog’ economic development, but not Africa. Here’s why – FT

The rapid spread of mobile technology in the developing world — especially in Africa, which has lagged behind most of Asia and Latin America in …

Mobile Technology

Jean-Michael Seri's midfield dominance & Fabri's day in goal - Fulham's stats from opening day

Fulham didn't get their Premier League campaign off to the way they wanted as they lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage - but there's lots of …

Soccer

De-risking agricultural investment in Africa | Financial Times

Beset by frequent drought, unpredictable rainfall, degraded soils, pests, disease and conflict, African farmers struggle to produce a steady supply …

Interest Rates

EU trade outlook alarms Africa’s banana exporters

African banana growers fear that Brexit and Brussels’ pursuit of trade deals across Latin America will deal a knock-out blow to their businesses.<p>As …

Exports

The revolution that’s about to transform blood testing

The way blood-cell counts and diagnostic blood tests are done hasn’t changed in years: Your blood gets drawn into one vial for each type of test and …

Medical Technology

Stan Collymore's Team of the Week: Liverpool and Man City players dominate - but there' still room for Paul Pogba

Five Liverpool players feature in Stan Collymore's Team of the Weekend after Jurgen Klopp's men soared straight to the top of the Premier League.<p>The …

Soccer

SOFTS-Raw sugar drops to three-year low, arabica also weakens

© Reuters. SOFTS-Raw sugar drops to three-year low, arabica also weakens<p>(Recasts with updated market comment, prices; adds NEW YORK to dateline)<p>NEW …

West Africa

African trio star as Liverpool make superb start

Liverpool's Senegalese striker Sadio Mané celebrates after completing his brace at Anfield<p>Paris (AFP) - African goal poachers Sadio Mane and Mohamed …

Soccer

African cities on the cusp of major foreign investment need to fix these problems first

Millions of people are moving into Africa’s cities every month as most of its countries blaze through some of the fastest urbanization rates the world has ever seen. Economic opportunity is at the top of the list for the reasons why.<p>Still, the population expansion has not been matched with economic …

Economic Development

V.S. Naipaul, Poet of the Displaced

V.S. Naipaul’s fastidiousness was legendary. I met him for the first time in Berlin, in 1991, when he was feted for the German edition of his latest …

Literature

Why are the Chiefs working out more running backs?

According to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Terez Paylor, the Kansas City Chiefs worked out a pair of running backs today.<p>The Chiefs worked out RBs …

Football (U.S.)

Mamelodi Sundowns coy on Yannick Zakri's impending move Maritzburg United

The Masandawana forward looks set for a move to the Team of Choice as coach Fadlu Davids looks to bolster his attacking department<p>While Mamelodi …

Soccer

'If the other signings are as good as Seri, Fulham will survive' - Roy Hodgson on his old club

Roy Hodgson believes if the rest of Fulham's new signing have the same quality of Jean-Michael Seri, his former side will be a good team in the …

Soccer

ROKER ROUNDUP: Talk surrounding Lee Cattermole’s move from Sunderland to Bordeaux intensifies

Could Lee Cattermole finally be set to leave Sunderland? Reports right across the media suggest that he’s close to leaving Wearside in order to join up with Gustavo Poyet at Bordeaux.<p>Catts close to the exit door?<p>News reports over the weekend indicated that Lee Cattermole is a target of Ligue 1 side …

Soccer

Premier League stats: West Ham, Liverpool, Wolves, Zaha, Pereyra

<b>The beginning of a new season.</b><p>One Premier League side extended their own losing record, Wolves rolled out their contingent of Portuguese players, while Wilfried Zaha highlighted his importance to Crystal Palace.<p>BBC Sport takes a look at the key stats from the opening round of games in the Premier …

Soccer

Shari Arison, Israel's wealthiest woman, questioned as suspect in bribery probe

Shari Arison, the wealthiest woman in Israel, was questioned as a suspect by police in a corruption probe, Israel Police and the Securities Authority …

Corruption

Afro Fashion Expo brings African designers to Montreal runway

African fashion is growing in popularity across North America — and Montreal is no exception.<p>That's why Honorine Lombolou, a Senegalese Montrealer, …

West Africa

Africa Opens its Doors to the World

A diverse continent with more than 50 different countries, Africa is blessed with vast natural resources - offshore oil and gas reserves, precious …

South Africa

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Milan to offer €110m plus Borini for Milinkovic-Savic

Rabiot faces PSG deal dilemma<p>2018-08-13T12:42:44Z<p>Adrien Rabiot is mulling over his future with PSG, according to <i>RMC</i>.<p>The midfielder had been ready to leave in the summer, with Barcelona interested, but with less than 12 months left on his deal, he could renew his contract.<p>New coach Thomas Tuchel has …

Soccer

Game changer Zaha obviously happy at Palace, insists Hodgson

Roy Hodgson lauded Wilfried Zaha as a talisman after his goalscoring display in Crystal Palace's 2-0 win over Fulham and is adamant the "game …

Soccer

World Elephant Day: Large-scale poaching and ivory trade remain biggest threats- Technology News, Firstpost

<i>Once I was common throughout Asia and Africa,</i> <i><br>and now I'm one of the endangered ones.</i> <i><br>Cut down my home, killed my family for something called 'Ivory'.</i> <i><br>I</i> …

Endangered Species

Five new Premier League players to look out for this season

Jorginho (Chelsea)<p>If Antonio Conte became used to not getting his way with transfers, the signing of Jorginho felt like the perfect sweetener for his successor. The 26-year-old midfielder was confirmed on the same day as Maurizio Sarri, both arriving from Napoli, and it said plenty for his …

Soccer

Dele Alli heads Tottenham winner as World Cup stars cover for lack of signings

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, England -- Three points from St James' Park as Tottenham Hotspur got their 2018-19 Premier League campaign off to a winning …

Sports