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Salomon Kalou: one of the main stars of Côte d’Ivoire national team

– Advertisement – At the beginning of the 21st century, the national team of Côte d’Ivoire saw a very talented generation, in which there were many stars, among which Salomon Kalou can be distinguished. This player will be remembered by the fans for a long time, as he has become one of the brightest representatives of his generation. If you are interested in this team today, follow its results on the 1xBet platform. Here all confrontations of the team are covered in detail. As for Kalou, he made his national…

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Funeral held for former Malian President Boubacar Keita

– Advertisement – A state funeral has been held for former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who died a year and a half after he was ousted by the military. Thousands of Malians mostly his former allies were present to bid him goodbye and pay tribute but the ruling junta leader, Colonel Assimi Goïta was absent and the funeral was also not telecast live on national television. Friday’s funeral ceremony was also attended by former interim president Dioncounda Traoré, former ministers, religious dignitaries, diplomats and one of Keita’s sons. The…

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Ghana sacks national team coach after poor AFCON showing

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Football Association (GFA) has sacked Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac. The Ghanaian team performed poorly at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon, exiting at the group stages. #Ghana has sacked its national team coach, #Milovan Rajevac after the country’s poor showing at the #AFCON2021 . pic.twitter.com/PLAWGQ3mwO — Isaac Kaledzi (@IsaacKaledzi) January 22, 2022 The Serbian has now been relieved of his duties as Ghana prepares for its World Cup qualifiers in March. Local media reported that the Sports Ministry of Ghana had…

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Many feared dead in an explosion in Ghana

– – Many people are feared dead in Ghana’s western region after an explosion sparked by a collision between a mining explosive vehicle and a motorcycle. Police in Ghana have said that the explosion in Bogoso happened on Thursday afternoon. There were videos of the explosion circulating on social media with bodies seen scattered on the floor near the accident site. The exact number of people who died from the incident isn’t yet known but police have said most of the victims have been rescued and taken to the hospital.…

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153 children rescued from slavery in Ghana

– – A total of 153 children trafficked into forced labour and domestic servitude in Ghana have been rescued. The victims comprise of 106 boys and 47 girls, between the ages of six and 17 from 12 out of the 16 regions of Ghana. This brings to over 1,700 the total number of children rescued by Challenging Heights, an NGO in fishing communities in Ghana since its establishment in 2003. The data from Challenging Heights also showed that out of 10 children on the Volta lake, six of them were…

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Ghana: Doctors in a tussle over efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines

– – Two groups of medical doctors working in Ghana are at loggerheads over the efficacy of Covid -19 vaccines being administered in the country. On January 10, the first group petitioned President Akufo-Addo to stop the mandatory covid-19 vaccination in the country due to potential dangers. According to the concerned doctors, the vaccines do not prevent infection or spread, adding that “recent studies show that the vaccinated are becoming more relevant in the spread of COVID-19.” “Many studies show outbreaks within fully vaccinated populations. Other studies show vaccinated populations as…

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Police and Investigating Witch-bloodletting in Ebonyi State

By Leo Igwe The case of Okechukwu Nweke, accused of harmful magic and tortured to death in Ezza North in Ebonyi state, has once again demonstrated the incompetence and lack of diligence in the Nigeria police force. This sordid reality is once again manifesting itself. Mr. Nweke was last seen on August 28, 2021. On this day, a lynch mob abducted him, dragged him to the village square where he was severely beaten. Nweke’s was later thrown into the Akadoro river. His body has yet to be recovered. His alleged…

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ECOWAS leaders impose harsher sanctions on Mali

– – ECOWAS leaders have imposed harsher sanctions on Mali after their meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra. The new sanctions include the withdrawal of all ECOWAS ambassadors in Mali and closure of land and air borders between Ecowas countries and Mali. Other sanctions include the suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between ECOWAS member states and Mali, with exception of essential consumer goods, pharmaceutical products , medical supplies and equipment including materials for the control of Covid-19, petroleum products and electricity. The ECOWAS leaders have also decided to freeze…

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ECOWAS leaders meet in Accra over political situation in Mali

– – ECOWAS leaders are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra to discuss the political situation in Mali, after the ruling military junta there said it cannot hold elections next month. Mali’s military leaders carried out a coup in August 2020, deposing then president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. A transition team led by the military has been ruling the country since then and was given a deadline of February 2022 to hold fresh elections. But the military junta headed by current President Assimi Goita has now proposed holding elections only in five…

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Mali’s military leaders now want a four-year transition period

– – Mali’s military rulers have revised their earlier request for a five year transition period to four years. In a letter to the chair of ECOWAS, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, the coup leaders have said they can work towards elections within four years. Mali’s military leaders carried out a coup in August 2020, deposing then president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. A transition team led by the military has been ruling the country since then and was given a deadline of February 2022 to hold fresh elections. But the military junta…

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