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October 11, 2018 1:02 PM Essien, Eto’o, Drogba, Salah best African players of all-time

The Inter Milan full-back says countryman Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’o formerly of Barcelona and Cameroon, Ivorian legend Didier Drogba and Egypt star Mohamed Salah are his favorite African footballers. Kwadwo Asamoah has touted the four players who contributed a lot for their Clubs and countries. Essien, undoubtedly remains one of Ghana’s most celebrated 1754 19

October 11, 2018 12:34 PM Mubarak Wakaso eager to move on from car accident

Ghana and Deportivo Alaves, midfielder Mubarak Wakaso, has spoken for the first time following a car crash he suffered hours before he joined the Black Stars camp for the cancelled Afcon qualifier against Sierra Leone. The midfielder was on his way to Bilbao to catch a flight when the incident occurred but he managed to emerge unscathed. It is true that something 1087

March 23, 2018 1:24 PM ‘Two dead’ in French hostage-taking

A gunman has killed at least two people during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France, authorities say. An operation involving elite police is continuing at the Super U shop, where others were wounded. Reports say the gunman, who remains in the supermarket, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Earlier, a policeman was shot and wounded 139

March 21, 2018 4:32 PM Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association salutes Namibia on its 28th Independence Day

The Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association (GNFA) has described as inspiring the strides made by Namibia as the country marks its 28th independence day today. Namibia which gained self-rule from South Africa in 1990 remains one of Africa’s youngest nations, yet is counted among the most promising. In a statement to commemorate the independence anniversary 121

March 19, 2018 7:00 AM Alibaba commits to Lazada with fresh $2bn investment

Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO with a long-standing Alibaba executive. Alibaba’s first investment came in April 2016 when it bought 51 percent of Lazada for $1 billion, and it added another 125 1

March 15, 2018 6:00 AM Banku deaths: Lab results reveal toxic substance in corn dough

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has stated that the six persons who died at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region after eating Banku and Okro soup, may have died from a “toxic substance” in the corn dough. The deceased persons suffered severe stomach ache after eating the akple and banku, and were admitted at the Hospital 118

March 5, 2018 12:31 PM Police investigates death of Ofori Panyin SHS student

Police in the Eastern Region have commenced investigations into the death of a male student at Ofori Panin Senior High School (OPASS) in the Eastern Region, who was reportedly struck down by thunder on Sunday night. The deceased and his friend were in their dormitory when the thunder reportedly struck both of them. Eastern Regional Police Public Relations 111

February 26, 2018 7:26 AM DR Congo protests: Protester killed in Kinshasa demonstration

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used live bullets to disperse a demonstration, killing one protester. The protests against President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were organised by Catholic clergy. Fifteen people, three of whom are thought to be members of the clergy, have been arrested. Mr Kabila’s term ended in 2016, but he remains 91

February 24, 2018 11:34 AM Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she was reported missing. Nader Essam Assaf was arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of murder, the Philippines department of foreign affairs said on Friday 83

January 22, 2018 3:30 PM Jobs growth accelerated in December 2017 – Report

The rate of job creation in Ghana accelerated in December 2017, according to the Standard Bank Ghana Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). The Ghanaian economy is one that has seen a lot of unevenness and inconsistency in growth patterns. An issue that remains a concern in most reports on the economy is the rate of unemployment and underemployment, especially 89