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Trump language on Africa unacceptable, racist: Ghana

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday said Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations as “shithole countries” was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the US head of state a racist. President Akufo-Addo tweeted that Trump’s reported language was “extremely unfortunate”, adding: “We are certainly not …

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Electric car for Africa?

    Something needs to happen on the appropriate infrastructure front TECHNOLOGY |  AGENCIES | With a few exceptions, most electric (EV) cars are delicate, expensive creatures designed for paved streets and well-heeled early adopters. And that makes them ill-suited to rural Africa, where many roads are not paved. That’s …

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Turning e-waste into art at Ghana’s toxic dump

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Joseph Awuah-Darko sits on a stool at one of the world’s largest electronic waste dumps, watching polystyrene and insulation cables burn on the blackened ground. “It’s survival and dystopia,” says the 21-year-old British-born Ghanaian, surveying the stretch of wasteland around him as dense plumes of …

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WC DRAW: Spain vs Portugal and Nigeria vs Argentina

Spain and Portugal drawn in same World Cup group Moscow, Russia | AFP |  The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday. Neymar’s Brazil meanwhile will have to negotiate a …

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Libya slave auctions hurt African unity: Ghana

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has criticised Libya over migrant slave markets, saying the abuses call into question wider African unity. A furore over the auctions is expected to dominate discussions between African Union and European Union at a two-day summit starting Wednesday in Ivory Coast’s …

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Ghana’s maritime boundary victory to spark oil bounty

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s “long and arduous journey” to boost offshore oil exploration and extraction will be fuelled with billions of extra dollars after a key court victory over Ivory Coast. Thanks to efforts by successive governments and conquering lawyers at the International Tribunal on the Law of the …

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Salah goals take Egypt to 2018 World Cup

Standings Group E ??EGY – 12pts ??UGA – 8pts ??GHA – 6pts ??CGO Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Salah put Egypt ahead …

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Ghana FA protests, asks FIFA to order a replay against Uganda

FT:  Uganda ?? 0 Ghana ?? 0 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ghana Football Association has lodged a protest with world soccer governing body FIFA protesting the refereeing in their World Cup qualifier against Uganda Saturday. They are demanding a replay. The game ended in controversial fashion, as Ghana put the ball …

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DRAW: Ghana’s Black Stars frustrate Uganda Cranes

FT:  Uganda ?? 0 Ghana ?? 0 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes were held goalless by Ghana’s Black Stars in a Group E 2018 World Cup qualifier Saturday. Soccer governing body FUFA had promised each player a bonus of $3000 (SH10.8m) for victory, but Ghana Black Stars matched the hosts for most …

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