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August 12, 2017 11:22 PM Sad farewell as Bolt ends glittering career with injury

Usain Bolt pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of the 4x100 metres relay final at the World Athletics Championships. Usain Bolt pulled up with an injury on the anchor leg of the 4x100 metres relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as the last race of his unparalleled career ended in high drama. The 30-year-old had taken the baton 4

August 5, 2017 10:22 AM Agyemang Badu refutes injury claims, trained on Saturday morning

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyeman Badu has refuted claims that he got injured in his debut for Bursaspor after training with the side on Saturday morning. Reports were that the new Bursaspor signing was forced out of the game due to injury as his side lost 2-1 to Balikesisrpor. But the former Udinese midfielder refuted the claims this morning after training 1

August 4, 2017 9:21 PM Mo Farah claims 10,000m gold at the World Championships in glorious return to the London Stadium

This time Sir Mo Farah even found the energy to demand more decibels from what he clearly felt was a rather subdued London crowd. This time he survived what appeared to be an organised, ruthlessly-executed strategy by the might of East Africa to break the indomitable Briton. Farah might have been cruising for the opening 10 laps of his last 10000m final

August 3, 2017 11:16 PM Muslim pilgrims in Africa start journey to Saudi Arabia for Hajj 2017

Millions of Muslims worldwide are heading to the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The Saudi Arabia government has increased the quota of pilgrims from all the 178 registered countries with 950,000 pilgrims expected to arrive at Jeddah, 750,000 at Madinah and 100,000 by land and sea. Last year, 1,325,372 foreign 6

August 3, 2017 8:49 AM Executive Secretary Vera Songwe takes office, set to meet Ethiopian Prime Minister

The new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, officially took office Thursday and is set to meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, among other senior dignitaries in Addis Ababa today. Ms. Songwe, who arrived in Addis Ababa Wednesday night, was appointed earlier this year by United Nations Secretary 1

August 2, 2017 3:01 AM Djibouti: China Opens First Overseas Base in Djibouti

China has formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti with a flag raising ceremony and military parade. More than 300 people attended Tuesday's ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti's defence minister, according to state media. The event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary 2

August 1, 2017 9:08 AM Nigeria: Osinbajo Meets African Union Peace Council Over Insurgency

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday held a crucial meeting with ‎a delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC), which has been visiting countries in the lake Chad basin on a fact-finding mission. The PSC delegation was led by its Chairperson for the month of July, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, who is also Nigeria's Ambassador

July 23, 2017 2:02 AM Addis Ababa attracts over 650,000 tourists in past 9 months

Ethiopia‘s capital Addis Ababa has attracted over 650,000 tourists in the first three quarters of the just completed Ethiopian fiscal year, according to Addis Ababa city administration officials. Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is known for hosting various international and regional organizations, which include the African Union (AU) headquarters and the United 15

July 18, 2017 10:24 PM First ever African Land Commissioners meeting held in Accra

The first ever meeting of African Land Commissioners opened in Accra Monday with Ghana’s Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John-Peter Amewu, lamenting the extreme levels of poverty in some parts of the continent despite the availability of vast arable land resources. In his opening address to the Land Commissioners, senior government officials, representatives 1

July 17, 2017 5:37 PM Raphael Dwamena promises more goals for FC Zurich next season

Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena has promised to score more goals next season for club side FC Zurich after scoring a hat-trick in preseason against Turkish side Goztepe. The in-form striker scored in the 17th minute to double the lead for FC Zurich after Michael Frey has scored from the spot. Dwamena who scored 12 goals in the second half of the season 6