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Month: July 2020

Beyoncé releases video for ‘Already’ with Shatta Wale
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Beyoncé releases video for ‘Already’ with Shatta Wale

American superstar, Beyoncé has released the much awaited music video for her song ‘Already’ which features Ghanaian dancehall heavyweight, Shatta Wale and Major Lazer. The Already single, which forms part of The Lion King: The Gift album, is featured in Beyoncé’s Black is King visual album. The Lion King: The Gift was the soundtrack for 2019’s The Lion King remake and featured appearances from Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, Wizkid, Jessie Reyez, Mr Eazi, Tierra Whack, 070 Shake, Burna Boy, and others. The Lion King, which was directed by Jon Favreau, starred Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, James Earl Jones, and others. Beyoncé voiced the character of Nala in the film. https://www.youtube.com/w...
COVID-19 Fight: GFA President, Ex-players share black stars PPES to public
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COVID-19 Fight: GFA President, Ex-players share black stars PPES to public

President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Edwin Simoen-Okraku on Thursday, June 30, 2020 led a team of ex-national stars and Executives of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association to distribute PPEs to the people of Nima and Mamobi, suburbs of Accra. Mr. Simoen-Okraku was joined by former Ghana Captain Stephen Appiah and Ibrahim Tanko, Coach of the home-based Black Stars for the distribution. Former Ghana forward Augustine Ahinful also took part in the distribution exercise with support from GFA Deputy General Secretary Alex Asante. Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association, Samuel Aboabire organized the entire exercise as would be done regionally by each of the remaining RFA Chairmen across the country. It would be recalled that on Friday, ...
Ghanaian players released after mandatory quarantine
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Ghanaian players released after mandatory quarantine

The over 15 players who recently returned from Ethiopia and were quarantined at the Ghanaman Soccer School of Excellence Isolation Centre at Prampram have been released by the Ghana Health Service. The players were airlifted from Addis Ababa two weeks ago after sending an SOS message to the Government of Ghana and the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Leader of the team, Lee Addy expressed their profound gratitude to the government of Ghana for facilitating their return. “On behalf of the players, I would like to thank the Government of Ghana, the GFA, the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) and everybody who contributed for us to be brought back home,” the 2010 FIFA World Cup defender told the GFA Communications team “We say a big thank you to the GFA, especially Mr. A...
Newcastle fans ‘confused and heartbroken’ by takeover collapse
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Newcastle fans ‘confused and heartbroken’ by takeover collapse

Newcastle United fans say they are "confused" and "heartbroken" following the collapse of the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover. A consortium, led by the country's Public Investment Fund (PIF), agreed a £300m deal to buy the club from Mike Ashley in April but has now pulled out. Greg Tomlinson, from the Newcastle United Supporters' Trust, said "answers are needed from the Premier League". Fellow supporter Michelle George said: "It's left fans devastated." The deal was delayed after being scrutinised under the Premier League's owners' and directors' test. And the consortium, which also included PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers, has pulled out because it is understood the PIF ran out of patience. Magpies supporter George added: "As fans, we are heartbroken. It...
Rawlings, Nana Konadu sends goodwill message to muslims
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Rawlings, Nana Konadu sends goodwill message to muslims

Former President Jerry John Rawlings and wife Nana Agyemang Konadu has sent a goodwill message to all muslims ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha celebrations. A statement from the office of the former President wished all muslims a happy Eid. Below is the statement: Nana and I join all Muslims as they mark the Eid-ul-Adha – the festival of sacrifice, today. Eid-ul-Adha is meant to remind us of the willingness of Ibrahim to submit to God. That test of faith is worthy of emulation by all especially during this difficult period of Covid-19. Let us use the day to pray for our dear nation as we work to combat the deadly pandemic that has plagued the world. Let us also take advantage of the period to counsel friends and family on the need to adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols of social di...
Government made strides in educational sector-Minister
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Government made strides in educational sector-Minister

Government has made education a top priority by providing the requisite tools to enhance teaching and learning since taking over office in 2016, Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, the Minister of Education said. Dr Opoku-Prempeh said government was poised to give a level playing field to all Ghanaian children, and as such the President Akufo-Addo had charged all appointees to deliver on the promise made to Ghanaians. The Minister said this on Thursday when government presented 100 33-seater County Deluxe buses to Senior High Schools in the Northern sector to facilitate their operations. Government through the Ghana Education Trust Fund in March, presented a 365 double cabin Isuzu pickups and 493 motorbikes to the Ghana Education Service (GES) and other agencies under the Ministry of Educat...
Muslims the world over to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on July 31 amidst pandemic
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Muslims the world over to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on July 31 amidst pandemic

Muslims across the world will be celebrating the Eid-ul-Adha tomorrow, July 31, to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham who obeyed Allah's command to sacrifice his only son, Ismael. The celebrations, also known as "Festival of Sacrifice" is the second of the two Islamic festivities which is celebrated annually worldwide. This is the day where Muslim families and friends unite to pray together and also give alms, especially in the form of sacrificed animal meat. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's celebration cannot be observed with its normal characteristics such as picnics. In this regard, the National Chief Imam has advised the Muslim Ummah in Ghana to observe the celebration from home to contain the spread of the virus. Though the government ...
Parliament approves US$200 million for Ghana Jobs and Skills Project
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Parliament approves US$200 million for Ghana Jobs and Skills Project

Parliament has approved a US$200 million financing agreement between the Government of Ghana and the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Ghana Jobs and Skills Project (GJSP). The project, which is being financed with credit from the IDA would be implemented over a six-year period and is expected to close on 30th June, 2026. The terms and conditions of the credit facility include the loan amount of US$200 million, Repayment period of 25 years, grace period of five years, maturity period of 30 years and interest charge of 1.35 percent per annum. There is commitment charge of 0.5 per cent per annum, Service charge of 1.29 per cent per annum and concessionality rate of 26.22 per cent. Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, Chairman of the Finance Committee, presenting the ...
Nominations for 2020 Ghana Outstanding Women Awards officially opens
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Nominations for 2020 Ghana Outstanding Women Awards officially opens

Nominations for the third edition of the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) has officially opened. Women who have contributed immensely to the development of the society can be nominated by visiting www.askofproductions.com and follow the procedures or send their project portfolio and videos to ghwomenawards@gmail.com. The awards gala set for October would honour women involved in social change and have devoted their time to the welfare of humanity. Mrs. Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, Chief Executive Officer of ASKOF Productions, organizers of the awards, urged the public to log on and nominate persons who have thrived in theirrespective endeavours. "Women who are doing their best during this turbulence need recognition and need to be celebrated. The fight against the deadly virus...
Ghana’s  national chess team to compete in Chess Olympiad
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Ghana’s national chess team to compete in Chess Olympiad

Ghana National Chess team is set to participate in the first-ever Online Chess Olympiad organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) from 24th July to 30th August 2020. Ghana would play from 31st July to 2nd August in Pool E alongside nine other countries including top-ranked Angola, Liberia, Senegal, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Palestine, Suriname, Netherlands, and Togo. All teams in the group would play nine rounds round-robin with the top three best-performing countries to advance to the next stage of the competition. Ghana team including four men, four women, two girls, and boys each for the under-20 category. The World Chess Olympiad was originally scheduled to take place in Russia this year but was rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.           Team Ghana woul...
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