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‘She’s a good signing’ – Faith Micheal backs Anam Imo to excel at Pitea
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‘She’s a good signing’ – Faith Micheal backs Anam Imo to excel at Pitea

The Super Falcons defender has backed the new Pitea signing to inspire the Swedish outfit to league success next season Nigeria defender Faith Micheal believes Anam Imo's signing will prove to be a huge bargain for her Swedish Damallsvenskan club Pitea. The Nigeria international, who turned 20 on Monday, joined the Swedish top-flight outfit on a three-year deal following the expiration of her two-year contract with 2019 champions Rosengard. With her signing, Imo becomes the seventh Nigerian to be signed by the Swedish club in their history after Rebecca Kalu, Ulunma Jerome, Francisca Ordega, Onome Ebi, Sarah Michael and Micheal.
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine
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Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine

The enigmatic Swedish frontman is the only member of the playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test AC Milan have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be taking in a period of quarantine. The 38-year-old must self-isolate after seeing it revealed that he is a carrier of the coronavirus. The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staffs at San Siro to have posted a positive test.
Obasi scores on Rheindorf Altach debut against Union Gurten
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Obasi scores on Rheindorf Altach debut against Union Gurten

The former Nigeria international got his maiden goal for Alex Pastoor’s men in Wednesday’s triumph over the third-tier side Chinedu Obasi scored on his debut for Rheindorf Altach in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Union Gurten in an Austrian Cup fixture. Having replaced Marco Meilinger in the 63rd minute, Obasi scored his side’s second goal of the encounter as Alex Pastoor’s team progressed to the next round of the championship. The 34-year-old joined the Austrian Bundesliga side as a free agent after leaving Swedish outfit AIK Solna, who failed to retain him despite scoring five times and boasting of two assists in 18 league outings.  
‘Unique’ Haaland compared to Messi & Ronaldo by Norway boss Lagerback
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‘Unique’ Haaland compared to Messi & Ronaldo by Norway boss Lagerback

The Swedish head coach has talked up the talents of the Borussia Dortmund star ahead of a UEFA Nation's League meeting with Northern Ireland Norway boss Lars Lagerback has described Erling Haaland as "unique", while comparing him to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 2019-20 season turned out to be a memorable one for Haaland, who scored 44 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions for two different clubs. The 20-year-old spent the first half of the campaign at Red Bull Salzburg, where his prolific form in the Austrian Bundesliga and Champions League earned him a €20 million (£18m/$24m) move to Borussia Dortmund in the winter transfer window.
Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC
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Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC

Having turned 18 on Sunday, the Nigeria youth international has signed his first professional contract with the Swedish top-flight outfit Akinkunmi Amoo has teamed up with Swedish elite division side Hammarby on a four-year-deal from Nigeria’s Sidos FC. The midfielder who clocked 18 on Sunday will continue his progression with the Stockholm based outfit partly owned by football great Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Amoo is currently in Nigeria owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and he will join the Bajen as soon as the ban is lifted on air travel. In a statement published on the club’s website on Monday, the move was sealed after the teenager chose the team ahead of other suitors and they have vowed to be patient with him.
‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian and Swedish forwards featured prominently during the Rossoneri's Serie A title-winning campaign in 2011 Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan, claiming the Swede gave him the "balls he dreamed of." Ibrahimovic is at Milan for the second time after shining during the 2010-2011 Serie A-winning season alongside Boateng. Both men were summer recruits that year, and had a hand in a combined 31 top-flight goals. Boateng has advised Milan to keep hold of Ibra who is on a short-term contract. "Milan must keep him [Ibrahimovic], he knows how to make a difference," the 33-year-old Ghana international told Sky Sports Italia. "It was easy for me to play with him, I understood it immediately. He asks a lot of his teammates, but he g...
Meet Greta Thunberg, The World’s Most Powerful Teenager
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Meet Greta Thunberg, The World’s Most Powerful Teenager

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaign has gained international recognition. Known for her straightforward manner of speaking, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, Thunberg was born on 3 January 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter of opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg. Her paternal grandfather was actor and director Olof Thunberg. Thunberg's activism started after convincing her parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint. Thunberg says she first heard about climate change in 2011, when she was eight years old, and could not understand why so little was being done about it. The situation made her depressed. She stopped talking and eating, and...
Singer May D celebrates his Swedish wife Carolina Wassmuth on her birthday
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Singer May D celebrates his Swedish wife Carolina Wassmuth on her birthday

Nigerian singer, May D is celebrating his wife Carolina Wassmuth, who is a year older today. The singer took to Instagram to share this stunning photo of his wife and then wrote: Y'all help me wish my wife a happy birthday! Love you Bunzz! Not easy to keep up with me for so long! The pair who got married in November 2018, have a son named Ethan.
I Came, I Saw, I Conquered – Zlatan Ibrahimovic Confirms LA Galaxy Exit
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I Came, I Saw, I Conquered – Zlatan Ibrahimovic Confirms LA Galaxy Exit

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed his exit from LA Galaxy saying: 'I came, I saw, I Conquered' in a post he shared on social media. The 38-year-old will move on from LA Galaxy at the end of the year after his contract expires with the MLS club. There had been reports that Zlatan would sign a new contract, but he has confirmed in typical Zlatan fashion his exit. “I came, I saw, I conquered,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thank you LA Galaxy for making me feel alive again. “To the Galaxy fans - you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues...Now go back to watch baseball.” Galaxy have also confirmed that Ibrahimovic and theclub have agreed to “mutually part ways.” “We would like to thank Zlatan for his contributions to the LA Galaxy and Major League So...
Nigeria’s Ucheibe and Ghana’s Abambila help Assi win Norrbotten Cup in Sweden
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Nigeria’s Ucheibe and Ghana’s Abambila help Assi win Norrbotten Cup in Sweden

The Nigerian and Ghanaian players were influential in their Swedish side's triumph over Infjarden in the final Christy Ucheibe and Ernestina Abambila delivered impressive performances to help Assi clinch the Norrbetten Cup title after a 2-0 victory over Infjarden in the final on Tuesday. Nigeria's Ucheibe and Ghana's Abambila joined Sweden's Elitettan outfit in April and May 2019 respectively and made an instant impact in their side's campaign in the second division. Before the final, the African duo starred as their Risogrund based side defeated Notvikens 4-0 in the semi-final before ending the tournament on a high with a title triumph.
Swedish court extends A$AP Rocky’s detention
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Swedish court extends A$AP Rocky’s detention

A$AP Rocky’s detention over an alleged assault was extended for at least another week by a Swedish court, pending the outcome of investigation by prosecutors.   The American rapper has been detained since July 3, after being arrested on allegation of assault in the Swedish capital. Ruling on the case, a Stockholm District Court agreed to an extended detention of A$AP Rocky "because of the flight risk".   Prosecutor Daniel Suneson now has until 25 July to decide whether to charge him. "This gives us time to complete the investigation" Suneson said.  The rapper's lawyer Slobodan Jovicic, however called the court’s decision disproportionate.   According to him, it was unreasonable to assume A$AP Rocky was a “flight risk” since not returning for a potential tri...
Ex-UEFA President, Lennart Johansson is Dead
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Ex-UEFA President, Lennart Johansson is Dead

Lennart Johansson, who was president of European football body UEFA from 1990 to 2007 is dead. He died at the age of 89, the Swedish football federation said on Wednesday. “Swedish football is in mourning. Lennart Johansson has died. “ He passed away on the evening of June 4 aged 89 after a short illness,” the federation said. In 1998, Johansson was defeated by Sepp Blatter in his bid to become head of football’s global federation FIFA. Johansson was forced out of office in 2015 following accusations of corruption in the awarding of the 2018 World Cup finals to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar.
Europa League Last 16 Draw in Full
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Europa League Last 16 Draw in Full

The 2018/19 Europa League last 16 draw has just been completed, and you can now checkout who Chelsea, Arsenal and Sevilla would face in the next round. Arsenal recovered from a shock 1-0 loss in Belarus against BATE Borisov last week, winning 3-0 at the Emirates to reach the next round. Meanwhile Chelsea cruised past Malmo, thumping the Swedish side 5-1 on aggregate. With both Arsenal and Chelsea sitting outside the top four in the Premier League, both sides will be hoping to win the Europa League final in Azerbaijan to qualify for the more lucrative Champions League next season. Checkout the full draw below; Napoli vs Salzburg Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Frankfurt vs Inter Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv Valencia vs Krasnodar Sevilla vs Slavia Prague Arsenal vs Rennes ...
Arsenal Supporters Slam UEFA over Kick-off Time against BATE
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Arsenal Supporters Slam UEFA over Kick-off Time against BATE

Arsenal Supporters’ Trust has blasted UEFA’s decision to schedule the club’s Europa League fixture against BATE Borisov at 5.55pm tonight. The Gunners host BATE Borisov at the Emirates Stadium as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit and advance to the last 16 of the competition. However, many fans will struggle to attend the game due to the awkward kick-off time. AST has subsequently written to UEFA to complain, describing the situation as ‘unacceptable’ and criticising the governing body’s treatment of fans. The letter read: “This is a totally unacceptable and inconvenient kick-off time for a vast number of Arsenal fans who have to travel to the game after work from across London, the South East and further afield. “The result will be a huge number of empty seats. This is ...
May D Weds His Swedish Baby Mama, Carolina Wassmuth (Photos)
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May D Weds His Swedish Baby Mama, Carolina Wassmuth (Photos)

Barely one month after welcoming their son Ethan, Nigerian singer, May D and his Swedish fiancée Carolina Wassmuth have gotten married. May D just shared photos from the private ceremony of their joining on Instagram. He captioned the photos; "Real LIFE! �� BIG BOY MOVES!�� OFF THE MARKET!��"
May D Weds His Swedish Baby Mama, Carolina
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May D Weds His Swedish Baby Mama, Carolina

Nigerian singer Mr May D weds his Swedish baby mama, Carolina in what can be considered as a low key wedding. The singer took to his Instagram page to make the announcement some few moments ago. He posted photos of himself and his new bride, Carolina standing before a wedding official. See below: View this post on Instagram Real LIFE! ?? A post shared by May D (@mrmayd) on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:30pm PDT The couple recently welcomed a son on October 18, 2018. May D then also used the medium to propose to Carolina Wassmuth. Mr May D who shared the news on his Instagram page wrote; She said YESSSS!! Carolina Wassmuth on the other hand wrote; I WOULD HAVE SAID YES 4 YEARS AGO BUT YOU TOOK YOUR TIME ? would say yes a million times agai...
Swedish Fighter Jet Crashes After Colliding With Birds
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Swedish Fighter Jet Crashes After Colliding With Birds

A Swedish fighter jet crashed after colliding with a flock of birds in southern Sweden on Tuesday, authorities said, adding the pilot ejected safely. “It was a bird collision and the pilot had to eject,” Johan Lundgren, spokesman at the Swedish Armed Forces told AFP. The pilot was on a training mission in a Jas Gripen aircraft manufactured by Swedish aerospace company Saab. The accident happened eight kilometres (five miles) north of a military air base near the southern Swedish city of Ronneby. The pilot was taken to a hospital for a check-up. Authorities said the accident happened in a forest area and no casualties were reported. Sweden reports about 400 incidents where planes collide with birds every year, Charlotte Billgren at the Swedish Transport Agency told the...
Ibrahimovic Departure Buried Italian League – Ronaldo Turns It To Heaven
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Ibrahimovic Departure Buried Italian League – Ronaldo Turns It To Heaven

The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, could be the splinter that rekindles the Italian football. The Italian league which looked almost dead and buried with the departure of Zaltan Ibrahimovic, have recently become an attraction hub for high profile players again with the arrival of Ronaldo. The Portuguese international recently joined Seria A champions Juventus in an £88 million pounds deal from reigning continental champions Real Madrid. The Seria A seems to have started reaping the fruits of his arrival, with match tickets rising by a huge 60%. This is believed to be the desire from football lovers to have glimpse of the one of the greatest players to grace the game, particularly after his master-class brace against new club Juventus last season. While Turin based outfit, aims to ...
Swedish Royal Crowns Stolen
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Swedish Royal Crowns Stolen

Security collapsed as imperial crowns belonging to the Swedish royal family were stolen by thieves who escaped on a motorboat on Tuesday, reports claim. Two crowns worn by Karl IX and Queen Kristina, as well as a royal orb, were taken from the 13th Century Strangnas Cathedral. The artifacts are gold-plated and adorned in precious stones and pearls though their exact value is unknown. Police spokesperson Thomas Agnevik said: “It’s too difficult to translate these things into some kind of value; it’s such a unique object.” He said the thieves would have had to break the glass the jewels are kept behind, which would have set off the church alarm. Witnesses told Aftonbladet how they were enjoying lunch on a fine day when they saw men running from the cathedral in all directio...
Popular Swedish DJ Avicii Dies At 28
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Popular Swedish DJ Avicii Dies At 28

Popular Swedish Disk Jockey and music producer, Tim Bergling popularly known as Avicii is dead, his publicist Diana Baron confirmed. He was reportedly found dead on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was 28 years old. Baron said in a statement, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.” In 2016, Avicii stopped performing live due to health reasons – he had suffered from acute pancreatitis owing, which was partly caused by excessive drinking, according to reports. In 2014, Avicii had his gallbladder and ...
Nokia Widens Losses In 2017
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Nokia Widens Losses In 2017

Nokia said Thursday that its net loss widened in 2017, but that underlying profits improved, enabling the Finnish mobile phone maker to raise its forecasts for the coming years as operators prepare to roll out new lightning-fast 5G technology. Nokia said in a statement that it booked a full-year after-tax loss of 1.49 billion euros ($1.8 billion) last year, nearly double the loss of 751 million euros in 2016. Revenues slipped by two percent to 23.1 billion euros. But at an underlying level, Nokia was back in the black, turning in an operating profit of 16 million euros, compared with a loss of 1.1 billion euros a year earlier. Investors cheered the numbers and Nokia shares were showing a gain of 2.7 percent at the start of trade on the Helsinki stock exchange, outperforming the...
Popular Gay Couple, Fredrik Eklund And Derek Kaplan Welcomes Twins
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Popular Gay Couple, Fredrik Eklund And Derek Kaplan Welcomes Twins

Popular Swedish Reality TV Star Fredrik Eklund and his husband, Derek Kaplan just welcomed twins, a boy and a girl. Sources claim the couple named their son and daughter Fredrick and Milla. Derek Kaplan took to instagram to break the news with a picture of the proud fathers and their new born kids. He wrote: “Happiest moment of my life. Welcome Fredrick and Milla to the world”
Aruna Quadri Beats Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting To Advance In Swedish Open
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Aruna Quadri Beats Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting To Advance In Swedish Open

Nigeria’s top ranked men’s table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, continued his impressive performance at the Swedish Open on Thursday by defeating world No. 12 Wong Chun Ting from Hong Kong 4-2 to advance to the round of 16 of the competition. Quadri won 11-4, 15-13, 8-11, 11-8, 10-13,11-6 to set up a clash with Portuguese star Freitas Marcos who also defeated Zhai Yujia from Denmark 4-3. Quadri and Marcos will plan on Friday by 4.30pm Nigerian time. The 27-year-old Quadri had earlier defeated Hong Kong’s Kit Kwan Ho 4-2 (11-6,5-11,11-8, 13-10, 4-11, 11-6) in the men’s singles of the preliminary round of the ITTF World Tour tagged Swedish Open to qualify into the main draw of the tournament. If he beats Marcos, Quadri will face the winner of the game involving Fan Zhendong from Ch...
Jhene Aiko Tattoos Big Sean’s Face On Her Arm
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Jhene Aiko Tattoos Big Sean’s Face On Her Arm

Jhene Aiko and Big Sean have been an item for some time now, and it looks like things are getting pretty serious as the singer has gotten a portrait tattoo of the rappers face on her arm. Swedish tattoo artist Miryam Lumpini who inked Jhene shared a photo of her work on her Instagram page which she captioned: Art is ❤️thanks Jheńe for allowing me to share this moment. Jhene’s marriage to record producer Dot Da Genius was officially dissolved last week.
Montpellier Forced To Apologise After Spelling Own Name Wrong On shirts!
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Montpellier Forced To Apologise After Spelling Own Name Wrong On shirts!

Montpellier were forced to make an apology after they were caught out in a spelling mistake - of their own name! The Ligue 1 club had prepared their new 2017-18 shirts ready for sale, but something looked wrong from the outset. And they will now have to recall the offending items of clothing after spelling the club's name on the shield incorrectly. 'Montpelier' was emblazoned on the replicas, with the club forced to say sorry to those fans affected by the error. "MHSC have been the victim of a badge error on the series of shirts that are on sale," their statement read. "The badges were made in two batches, one of which has a mistake. "Our sincerest apologies to fans." Some fans have already asked for refunds after failing to notice the mistake upon purchase; but they may be better o...
Obama Hails Jay Z As First Rapper In Songwriters Hall Of Fame
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Obama Hails Jay Z As First Rapper In Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Former US president Barack Obama hailed Jay Z as a kindred spirit and inspiration as the hip-hop mogul became the first rapper to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday. The elite club also welcomed Motown records’ pathbreaking founder Berry Gordy and Swedish hitmaker Max Martin at its annual induction — an evening of performances by top stars that, like songwriters, stayed decidedly lower-key than televised award galas. Obama made a surprise appearance by video to present the honor to Jay Z, who grew up as Sean Carter in a troubled housing project in Brooklyn and has gone on to become one of music’s wealthiest entrepreneurs. “I like to think Mr Carter and I understand each other. Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today,” Obama said...
Lindelof To Join Man United As Deal Agreed With Benfica
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Lindelof To Join Man United As Deal Agreed With Benfica

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Swedish defender Victor Lindelof, the Premier League club said on Saturday. A transfer fee was not disclosed, though multiple reports in England said United will pay the Portuguese club £30.7 million (€35m, $39.2m) for the centre-back. Lindelof still needs to agree personal terms with United, and the deal is also subject to a medical and international clearance.  The 22-year-old has been linked to a move to Old Trafford since the winter transfer window as one of Jose Mourinho’s top targets, though the United boss ultimately decided against a January bid after being impressed with the form of both Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones.Last November, Lindelof drew high praise from United’s recently departed striker Zlat...
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic Can Have Sex With My Wife” – Manchester United Fan
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“Zlatan Ibrahimovic Can Have Sex With My Wife” – Manchester United Fan

A Manchester United fan had a creative way to persuade Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay. The cheeky banner begged the veteran Swede to stay at the club. It read: “Zlatan, stay and can sh@g my wife”, with a picture of the Swedish striker celebrating one of his many goals for the Red Devils this season. Zlatan’s future is still in doubt with the 35-year-old recovering from a knee injury sustained in the semi-final of this competition against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. His current contract runs out this summer and he is yet to sign a new deal. The striker is set to be out with his injury for months yet and United fans are waiting to see whether he stays after a successful first season in the Premier League. The former Barcelona and Inter has another year's extension to his contract already o...
Volvo Unveils Autonomous Garbage Truck
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Volvo Unveils Autonomous Garbage Truck

Volvo is taking the autonomous driving to the next level as they unveiled their autonomous garbage truck. Some countries are still using human beings that push kolekole trucks on foot around town while some other countries are going driver less. They are currently working with the Swedish Waste Management Company (Renova) to deploy the trucks as soon as possible... just as they deployed dump trucks to Swedish mines in 2016. This new truck would help reduce accidents during waste disposal. The truck would first be driven manually through an area by a driver.. then its sensors and GPS would map and store the details of the route. On the next visit, the driver can switch the truck to autonomous mode and it drives itself. Volvo knows that reversing down a busy or narrow street is a hu...
American And Swedish UN Officials Kidnapped In DR Congo
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American And Swedish UN Officials Kidnapped In DR Congo

Two United Nations officials, one American and one Swedish, have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the government said. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Michael Sharp of the United States and Zahida Katalan of Sweden were taken with three Congolese drivers and a translator while travelling by motorcycle. A government statement says the kidnappers have not yet been identified. It was not clear when the kidnapping - on a bridge near the village of Ngombe - occurred. Judicial authorities in the province have opened an investigation and are working with the UN mission in Congo to free those held. This vast Central African nation is home to multiple militias competing for stakes in its rich mineral resources.