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Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the women's soccer competition

Jul. 12, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the women's soccer competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Sophia Smith, United States: The former U.S. Soccer Player of the Year and NWSL MVP is heading into the Olympics in peak form. The 23-year-old forward plays for the...

Book Review: Iris Mwanza goes into 'The Lions' Den' with a zealous, timely debut novel for Pride

Jun. 24, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

Grace Zulu clawed her way out of her village and into college to study law in the Zambian capital Lusaka. Now, at the end of 1990 and with AIDS running rampant, her first big case will test her personally and professionally: She must defend dancer Willbess “Bessy” Mulenga, who is accused of...

US tourist killed in Zambia elephant attack, the second this year

Jun. 21, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S. tourist was killed by an elephant in the Zambian city of Livingstone Wednesday — in the second such attack in the country this year — local officials said. The officials said Friday that 64-year-old Juliana Gle Tourneau was killed when an elephant...

Teenager Lily Yohannes scores to help the US down South Korea 3-0 as the Olympics loom

Jun. 04, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Lily Yohannes scored in her national team debut and the United States defeated South Korea 3-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night. Crystal Dunn and Sophia Smith also scored for the U.S., playing its second game under coach Emma Hayes. ...

New national team coach Emma Hayes ready for sideline debut as US women look ahead to the Olympics

May. 31, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

Emma Hayes said the groundwork has been completed ahead of her debut with the U.S. women's national team. Now it's all about the details. Hayes will be on the sidelines with her team for the first time Saturday when the United States plays a friendly match against South Korea in...

Zambia's former first lady and daughter arrested over properties worth more than $2 million

May. 31, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's former first lady and one of her daughters have been arrested over their ownership of several properties worth more than $2 million that a law enforcement agency says are suspected to be proceeds of crime. Esther Lungu, the wife of former Zambian...

Grace Chanda to join the NWSL's Pride after the Paris Olympics

May. 30, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Pride have signed Zambian midfielder Grace Chanda through the 2025 season with a mutual option for 2026. Chanda, who has played for Madrid CFF since 2022, is expected to join the Pride following Zambia's appearance in this summer's Olympics, the...

Under 20 100-meter record holder Issam Asinga banned 4 years, has mark scrubbed for doping positive

May. 27, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — The sprinter who set the Under-20 world record at 100 meters has been banned for four years and had his record stripped after anti-doping officials ruled against his claim that his positive test for a performance-enhancer came from eating “recovery gummies.” The...

Extreme weather. A lack of lifesaving vaccines. Africa's cholera crisis is worse than ever

May. 24, 2024 01:28 AM EDT

LILANDA, Zambia (AP) — Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly threat behind them: some of the continent's worst outbreaks of cholera. ...

From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

May. 22, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Extreme weather attributed to the El Nino phenomenon is causing a surge in hunger in several countries, including Zambia and Afghanistan, the UN's World Food Programme said Wednesday, and called on donors for much-needed help. El Niño is a natural,...