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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Sierra Leone Football Association bans 19 officials for life

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Two officials banned for life by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) will not accept the sanction. The duo are among 19 officials banned on Thursday for violating SLFA and Fifa statutes concerning taking football related cases to civil courts. The group went to court last month to seek an injunction to stop the current executive running the SLFA. In July Fifa postponed the ...

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Pharmaceutical Society cautions against abuse of Tramadol

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana has cautioned against the proliferation and abuse of Tramadol, an opioid analgesic. “The most recent form, as being speculated in the media and as our findings have shown, is the high doses of Tramadol (200mg/250mg) popularly called Tramol among the youth. “Even though Tramadol is an approved drug for the management of pain, the strengths ...

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Ghana among countries with most ‘bounced’ US visa applications again

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Ghana continues to rank among the countries with the highest United States Visa application denial rates, according to the U.S. State Department. When it comes to B Visas, which deal with tourism or business, Ghana ranked 7th with 65.7% of such visa applications denied in the 2016 fiscal year, according to figures from the US Department of State. The US Department ...

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Ghanaian Times workers to return to work temporarily

Workers of New Times Corporation on Monday embarked on a demonstration to protest what they termed as their poor working conditions.

Following the intervention of the Ghana Police, workers of New Times Corporation have resolved to allow management of the corporation to enter the office premises from today [Monday], September 22, 2017. This decision was taken after the Police CID met with the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) and the management of the state-owned media house. Workers of New Times Corporation, responsible ...

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#NVD17: What it means to Volunteers in Ghana

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Fake website fools Equifax staff

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Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page. The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than 143 million people, and set up a new website to share information with customers. But it mistakenly tweeted the wrong web address several times, leading some customers to a fake ...

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Two-weight world champion Andre Ward retires from boxing

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Unified light-heavyweight world champion Andre Ward has retired, ending a career which delivered world titles across two weight divisions. Ward, 33, held titles at super-middleweight but moved up a weight division and unified the WBA, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight belts in 2016. In a statement he said his body could not “put up with the rigors” of boxing. “If I ...

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Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days

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Kenya’s new presidential election has been delayed to 26 October, after the country’s polls commission sought more time to reform voting processes. The re-run had originally been scheduled for 17 October. The move came as President Uhuru Kenyatta accused the country’s Supreme Court, which annulled the first vote, of staging a “coup” against the people. Observers fear Kenya’s political temperature ...

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Nana Addo’s address at the 72nd UN General Assembly [Full text]

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President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday addressed the United Nation’s 72nd General Assembly. He touched on a number of issues including his much hyped free Senior High School policy as pertaining to the educational aspect of the Sustainable Development Goals. He also called for reforms in the operations of the UN, regional integration on the African continent. Find below the full speech Mr. ...

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Reform UN to ensure credibility – Nana Addo to world leaders

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The credibility of the United Nations is at stake if it fails to heed the calls for reforms, President Nana Akufo-Addo has cautioned. The President’s maiden address to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly was appended by a call for changes to the way the UN operated, which he noted was “seen by many as helping to perpetuate an ...

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