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BURNLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal poses with the golden boot trophy after the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on May 12, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Three African Players Have Won the 2019 Premier League Golden Boot

Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Senegal's Sadio Mané and Egypt's Mo Salah tied for the most goals scored in the English Premier League.

This year's Premier League Golden Boot, an annual award given to the association's highest-scoring player, has been won by a trio of star African players.

Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who plays for Arsenal, as well as Senegal's Sadio Mané and Egypt's Mo Salah, who both play for Liverpool tied at 22 goals each this season to earn the award. Salah also won the award last year, when he scored 32 goals in a season—the most by any player in a 38-game season, BBC Sport reports.

The athlete celebrated the news of his second consecutive win on Twitter, with a photo of him and his daughter:

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Greek-Nigerian forward Giannis Antetokounmpon. Image via Flickr.

The NBA Is Officially Launching the 'Basketball Africa League' in 2020

President Obama will be involved with the establishment of the league.

The NBA is officially heading to the continent.

The professional basketball association has accounted that it will launch the Basketball Africa League next year which will feature 12 teams from across the continent, reports CNN. Participating countries include Angola, Egypt, Rwanda, Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia.

The leagues is a collaboration between the NBA and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), notes CBS News.

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Maurice Louca Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Meet the Vanguard of Contemporary Egyptian Jazz

We talk to Egyptian jazz musician Maurice Louca on his new album, Elephantine

The French composer Claude Debussy once famously said "Music is the space between the notes." Decades later, jazz great Miles Davis echoed this sentiment by saying "It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play."

For Maurice Louca, a musician based in Cairo, the concept of the space between the notes–the absence of sound and how he plays with it–has been an integral part of his life and musical progression. Louca is releasing his latest work, Elephantine, on February first. He says it is his "most ambitious work yet." In it, Louca (who plays guitar and piano) leads a 12-piece ensemble through a swirling, hypnotic jumble of cosmic jazz that has a feeling of perpetual motion. Think Kamasi Washington if he had grown up listening to mesmerizing Yemeni chants and Egyptian shaabi pop.

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