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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan to play in India

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is heading to the India Super League after joining NorthEast United on a free transfer. Gyan will travel to Guwahati this weekend to begin the latest leg of a career that has spanned ten clubs and three continents already and he says he is looking forward to it. “I am extremely excited to start this new chapter in my career,” the 33-year-old said. “I have heard great things about NorthEast United FC and the Indian Super League and I am thrilled to be a part…

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The inspiring story of Ghana’s first female Aircraft Marshaller

Success they say will not come on a silver platter but it will always take a dent of hard work for one to achieve. That is the story of a Ghanaian single mother who defied all odds in-spite of all the challenges she had to go through to achieve her dream job. The success journey of Felicia Edem Attipoe whose dream was to reach greatness was duly noticed in her home country. She has been honoured with Ghana Most Inspiring Women’s Award in Accra. Ms Attipoe at age 23, became…

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Nigerian denied medical care dies in UK detention centre

A Nigerian man has died in a British detention centre after he was denied medical attention despite saying he felt unwell. His family has told UK media The Independent that the Oscar Okwurime, 34, was discovered lying in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre by another detainee last week. Police in the UK say they are investigating the cause of his death which is still unknown. Oscar’s older brother who was only named as Alex told The Independent that his brother was feeling unwell during his first week in the detention…

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Ghana: Clinician dumps baby in morgue ‘alive’

A physician assistant at a hospital in Ghana’s Upper East Region has reportedly dumped a baby in morgue despite being told the child is alive. The physician declared the baby boy dead, unaware that the infant was only in “coma”. Even though the baby reportedly jerked back to life, the health officer insisted the boy was dead and dispatched the body to the morgue. Grieving relatives are outraged at the development claiming their child was killed prematurely by the health official. They want to take action against the hospital as…

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Liberia: Dozens of children killed in school fire

At least 27 school children have been killed in a fire outbreak at an Islamic school in Liberia. There were two survivors who were taken to the hospital, the police said. The victims were 10 years old and above. Police spokesman Moses Carter said on Wednesday that “The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out.” According to police the fire outbreak was caused by an electrical issue, but the police say investigations are still ongoing. Meanwhile President George Weah has said that the fire started late on Tuesday…

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Nigeria: Protest held over killing of young women

Hundreds of women in Nigeria on Wednesday marched to the Government House in Port Harcourt, protesting the killing of young women in hotels in Rivers State. The women clad in black attire held placards with messages that called for an end to the killings. At least, eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the River state within the last two months. Some of those killed are believed to be prostitutes, whose acts are considered illegal and often get no protection from police. The protesters say everybody, including…

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South Africa apologizes to Nigeria over xenophobic violence

South Africa has sent an official envoy to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari apologizing over recent xenophobic attacks. These violent attacks sparked tension between Nigeria and South Africa, resulting in the evacuation of some Nigerians from South Africa. Many Nigerians were attacked and their businesses destroyed in the wave of the xenophobic attacks mainly in Johannesburg. A special envoy from South Africa on Monday presented an apology to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Jeff Radebe said South Africa was sorry for the violence and sent it’s “sincerest apologies”. Radebe said at a…

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Ghana: Four kidnapped girls confirmed dead by police

Police in Ghana have confirmed the death of four girls that went missing in 2018 in Western Ghana. The girls were reported to have been kidnapped but bodies believed to belong to them were discovered in August of this year. Police confirmed retrieving some bodies from a septic tank behind a house, one of the suspects used to live in. The key suspect in the case led the special operation team of the police to the scene where the bodies were kept. Although it was widely reported that the bodies…

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ICC prosecutor appeals Laurent Gbagbo’s release

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda on Monday appealed the acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo’s freedom was granted by judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) early this year. He now stays in Belgium following his acquittal by the Court. That acquittal at the time was to be appealed by the prosecutors at the ICC. The judges at the ICC however agreed to release Mr. Gbagbo from detention under certain conditions. Mr. Gbagbo’s release was to be implemented provided he is accepted…

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Ghana: Chaos as parents seek school placement for their kids

Tiring and a frustrating exercise – the cry of thousands of parents and their wards who trooped Ghana’s Independence Square to obtain placement into high schools. Placement in schools in Ghana for the past ten years has been computerized. The Computerized School Placement System, CSPS allots basic school students their places of studies in high schools. That system until recently proved effective and for many is still effective but the government’s free education policy meant there were more numbers than school facilities to accommodate them. The large numbers have become…

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