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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

West Brom knocked out by Saints as troubles continue

West Bromwich Albion’s troubled week continued as Southampton scored in each half to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2005. Albion were looking to move on from an incident in which four senior players were interviewed by police after a taxi was stolen from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona. But the fifth-round tie started badly ...

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Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more ...

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Africans celebrate ‘Black Panther’ movie release

The release this week of Marvel Studios’ latest superhero outing, “Black Panther”, has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap. With an almost entirely black cast and a young African-American director, Ryan Coogler, the film has already won rave reviews for its stereotype-busting portrayal of Africa. After all ...

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Armed Forces intensify anti-galamsey fight on rivers

Ghana’s Armed Forces have begun an intensive exercise aimed at keeping illegal miners away from the country’s water bodies. Their operations will augment the efforts of Operation Vanguard, the joint police and military task force tasked to fight galamsey. The intensive riverine operations, according to the Ghana Armed Forces commenced on Tuesday February 6,2018 and is meant to halt the ...

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ECG tests customers’ wiring for free

Customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, have expressed their appreciation to the power distribution company for undertaking a social responsibility exercise to test the efficiency of the earthing system of some commercial facilities on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The free system efficiency tests are part of a number of activities organised to ...

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Twitter is killing its Mac desktop client

On Friday, Twitter announced that it would abandon its lesser-loved Mac app, directing users to Twitter.com instead. The company declared that it will refocus its efforts on “a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms” rather than continuing development for Twitter for Mac, a message that doesn’t sound great for TweetDeck lovers. The Twitter for Mac app no longer lives ...

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Injury woes are behind me – Baba Rahman

It has been a long spell on the sidelines for Ghana and Schalke 04 left wing back, Baba Rahman. A cruciate ligament injury suffered while representing Ghana in the opening match of Afcon 2017 has kept the budding talent out for well over a year. During that spell Schalke have fired Markus Weinzierl, the manager who orchestrated his loan from ...

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Citi FM named G/Accra’s top tourism-oriented radio station for 2017

The Ghana Tourism Authority has adjudged Citi FM as Greater Accra’s Tourism-oriented Radio Station of the Year for 2017. The award was presented to the station during the Greater Accra Regional Tourism Awards held last night [Friday], February 16, 2018 in Accra. According to the Ghana Tourism Authority, Citi FM was awarded because of its efforts towards the growth of the ...

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We’re not usurping KMA Boss’ mandate – Traditional Council

The Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC) has warned against utterances that it is usurping the responsibilities of the Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Osei Asibey Antwi. The Council said it stands for the progress and development of the Kumasi Metropolis and will continue to support city authorities to implement policies that will benefit residents in Kumasi. The KTC ...

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First Lady inaugurates CHPS compound at Nyanshegu

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo Addo has inaugurated a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Nyanshegu in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region. The ultra-modern health facility was funded by the her initiative, Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation and its partners. In addition, the Foundation organized a free health screening exercise and catered for the needs of persons living ...

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