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Red Day blues: To love or not to love [Article]

Mindless spending or very miserly ways, endless disappointments after a day of triumph, more plots and sub-plots than a Golden Globe-winning script and misguided characters thinking they have a smidgen of a chance. Oh, and it’s all done in red. And no I’m not talking about Arsene Wenger and his group of lackeys in London although Jose Mourinho and his ...

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What really happened in Turkey on July 15, 2016: An alternative to the Turkish gov’t narrative

On July 15, 2016, Turkey experienced a horrific event: an unsuccessful military coup. But a year after the tragedy, questions about what really happened remain unanswered. What we know for sure is that the failed coup provided President Erdoğan with an excellent excuse to consolidate his power: despite widespread claims of voter fraud, he secured a narrow victory in an ...

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WAFU Women’s Football Tournament is great for the Queens [Article]

Freelance sports journalist, Akosua Addai Amoo, believes that the WAFU Zone B Women’s Tournament is perfect for the Black Queens’ ambitions of conquering Africa later this year in the African’s Women’s Cup of Nations.  10 years ago, on the 7th of February Ghana (host nation) bowed out of the African Cup of Nations to Cameroon in the semis. You could ...

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Accra: An African city of artistic excellence [Article]

The world had converged on East London’s Royal Victoria Dock for the annual World Travel Market (WTM) – a global premier-networking event for the international travel and tourism industry, which brings together thousands of huge industry players, senior travel industry professionals, relevant government persons, key industry buyers, digital influencers, students, international press, suppliers of travel and tourism products around globe. ...

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Rating Nana Addo’s style, delivery in State of the Nation address [Article]

This article assesses the stylistic and communicative elements of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s 2018 State of the Nation Address. Inspiration State of the nation addresses are expected to inspire. When the president mounts the podium to give the state of the nation address, one of the things he is expected to do as a leader is to inspire the nation ...

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Tribute to Ebony Reigns [Poem]

Ebony

We are hurt so much right now! We are hurt so much right now! We are hurt so much right now! We are hurt so much right now! One day you will know These are the words of Ebony As we’re getting old Ebi now wey we remember So we’re typing on our phones As we are driving to our ...

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Berchelt vs Awuku: A hopeless hunt for ‘Azumah’s title’

Ghana has another opportunity to capture a world title within a space of seven days as Maxwell Awuku takes on Mexico’s Miguel Berchelt for the WBC Super Featherweight title in Cancun, Mexico. This comes after super middleweight Habib Ahmed was outclassed by another Mexican Gilberto Ramirez in a WBO World title fight in Corpus Christi, Texas. Like Ahmed, Awuku looks ...

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Emmanuel Tagoe: A ‘prophet’ without honour [Article]

Do Ghanaians have a problem with me?’ Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe asked bitterly during a media encounter ahead of his fight against Fernando David Saucedo. Before that was an emotional rant aimed at the Sports Writers Association of Ghana for handing the sports personality of the year award to ex-footballer Anthony Baffoe, for his exploits at FIFA that saw him ...

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RTI Bill: Open letter to 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament [Article]

I trust this finds you very well.  I have decided to use this medium to communicate with you because I read something attributed to you which I find very disturbing. Before I get to what I read, I don’t think we as a Coalition thanked you enough for the role you played in supporting the advocacy for the passage of ...

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I’ll be marrying soon but don’t congratulate me yet! [Article]

Our society has somewhat exalted marriage as the peak of life’s achievements. Today, the overwhelming pressure on the young and old to get married can sometimes be really nauseating. The pressure seems even worse for women― who may sometimes have to abandon their dreams or lower their standards to get hitched. If you are an unemployed African bachelor or maiden, ...

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