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October 6, 2017 10:44 PM India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert tournament embarrassment'

2018 World Cup India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert tournament embarrassment' Thousands of children filled the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium to boost India's first major sporting event since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which was marked by vast open spaces in stadiums. Sales for the youth World Cup have been disappointing despite the presence of Brazil 52

October 5, 2017 4:17 AM Turnbull does deal with states on facial ID, dismisses mass surveillance concerns

Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed suggestions a new facial recognition database could lead to the mass surveillance of Australian citizens. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed suggestions a new facial recognition database could lead to the mass surveillance of Australians, arguing it will update law enforcement tools for the 21st century and help keep people 43

October 3, 2017 11:07 AM Rugby world cup winner visits school for training session

A SANDHURST school received a visit from a rugby world cup winner last week. Alex Matthews, 24, is a loose forward for the Red Roses, the England Womens’ rugby team. She played a pivotal role in the 2014 rugby world cup, when England beat Canada 21-9 in the final in Paris. Ms Matthews visited Uplands to take part in a rugby session for the young kids, and brought 34

October 2, 2017 7:08 PM World Rugby CEO, Chairman congratulate Ghana’s Herbert Mensah

The international governing body of rugby union, World Rugby, has congratulated Herbert Mensah for his re-election as the President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU). Mr. Mensah was re-elected in late September after his immense contributions to rugby in the country within a short period at the helm of affairs got the marginalized sports to be loved 20

September 24, 2017 11:39 PM Inheritors of the Niger Area

THE elites who took over from the British colonialists behaved quite badly; within five years, parts of the country including the Middle Belt and the West were on the boil. Despite the Federal Constitution in place, the centre intervened in the West leading to bloodbath. Given these, manifest mismanagement and evident incompetence, the populace reacted 38

September 22, 2017 7:37 AM Let’s reform the UN now — President Akufo-Addo

Delivering his maiden address at the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, President Nana Akufo-Addo said reforms of the UN had been talked about and scheduled for a long time but, somehow, the world body and leaders had never found the courage and will to reform the institution. “Ghana supports the process of UN reform, especially of the UN Security 61

September 10, 2017 10:27 PM Kenya nullified election: Democracy and the law

Out of the bench of six Supreme Court Judges, four voted for the nullification of the election result, while two dissented; namely Justice Njoki Ndugu and Justice Jackton Ojwang. It makes interesting reading when one takes a look at the views of the two dissenting judges. A few weeks back I wrote on this column about how unsubstantiated the claims from NASA and Raila 39

September 6, 2017 6:02 AM A critique of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill by Martin Amidu

When on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 the internet carried the news that the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 and the Zongo Development Fund Bill, 2017 had been laid before Parliament and referred to the appropriate committees of Parliament to be dealt with under a certificate of urgency, I raised issues of the public’s democratic right to participate 79

September 4, 2017 10:45 AM How Mahama & Co Got It Wrong In Kenya

The Supreme Court of Kenya last Friday annulled the results of the country’s last month’s presidential election, citing irregularities and illegalities, and consequently ordering a new election within 60 days. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta had been declared the winner of the allegedly flawed elections by a margin of 1.4 million votes by the Independent 28

September 4, 2017 9:04 AM Apologise To Kenyans – Group To Mahama

The African Youth for Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections is calling on the former President John Dramani Mahama to render an unqualified apology to the people of Kenya, and other inhabitants of the African Continent for his ‘misguided and incompetent role’ during Kenya’s elections. Kenya’s presidential election has been annulled by the Supreme Court of the country 33