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Day: July 20, 2020

Kanye West Says He Asked Jay-Z to Be His Vice President
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Kanye West Says He Asked Jay-Z to Be His Vice President

Kanye West revealed he reached out to Jay-Z to be his potential running mate as Vice President during his Presidential run. “I reached out to Jay Z to possibly be my vice president, my running mate. We have Michelle Tidball, who is a Christian pastor out of Wyoming, who is my running mate. But she would be open to taking another position if we found another running mate,” Kanye said during an interview with Kris Kaylin. Kanye made headlines over the weekend when he made this shocking revelation about his daughter during a campaign rally. Kanye is currently planning on running for President of the United States in the 2020 election.
Two armed robbers jailed 46 years
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Two armed robbers jailed 46 years

A Ho Circuit Court has sentenced two armed robbers to a total of 46 years imprisonment in hard labour. Emmanuel Courage Banitsi, a 22-year old phone repairer, and Daniel Yeboah, 19, unemployed, were arrested in separate incidents and both were convicted on their own plea of charges including robbery and stealing during which some victims were raped. Banitsi had been granted bail by the same court for his involvement in a previous robbery incident. Meanwhile, Police have arrested Banitsi's accomplices, Bismark Azumah, who pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been remanded in Police custody while Prince Adu another accomplice is on the run, on the same charges. The Court presided over by Mr Felix Datsomor, heard that the convicts, who operated mostly in the Ho Municipality,...
Court remands student over murder of colleague
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Court remands student over murder of colleague

A 22 year old student, Enoch Agyemang has been remanded into prison custody for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Agnes Amoah at Ekon, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region. The Cape Coast District Court presided over by Mrs. Gloria Bonsu, did not take the plea of the accused who is a third year student of the Sammo Senior High School in Cape Coast. He will be reappear on Tuesday, July 28.Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Daniel Gadza told the court that last Wednesday July 15, the accused left the premises of his school without permission to visit the deceased in her house and left around 1900 hours. He said 0n Thursday, the police had information that a lifeless body has been found at Ekon and proceeded to the scene and later identified the deceas...
Govt to ramp-up COVID-19 sample tests
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Govt to ramp-up COVID-19 sample tests

Ghana's 10 testing centres will resume full testing capacity after receiving more testing kits and medical supplies. This would help the country's testing centres conduct between 100,000 and 300,000 sample tests in the next three months and clear the backlog of samples across the country. Government distributed 50,000 PCR kits and close to 30,000 nucleic acid extraction kits, N95 masks, examination gloves and isolation kits, which form the basis for PCR testing regime. Additionally, government is expecting to take delivery of about 40,000 testing kits in few days’ time to help expand six more testing centres in the northern parts of the country. Professor William Kwabena Ampofo, the Coordinator of Ghana’s COVID-19 Testing Programme, announced this at a media briefing, to updat...
Election and COVID-19: Time for co-leadership
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Election and COVID-19: Time for co-leadership

By Kojo Pumpuni Asante (PhD) Ghana is at an important crossroads. There is a need for a new and sustainable response to contain the alarming spread of the COVID-19 virus amongst the population.  On Thursday, 9th July 2020, four health unions, comprising the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Registered Nurses and Midwives Association of Ghana (GRNMA), the Health Services Workers Union of the TUC (HSWU) and the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) held a press conference to express concern over the increasing rate of infections and the severe impact on health workers. In terms of figures, they disclosed that 770 health workers had contracted COVID-19.  The number includes 190 doctors, 416 nurses, 156 health service workers and 23 pharmacists. ...
Lionel Messi claims seventh La Liga golden boot
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Lionel Messi claims seventh La Liga golden boot

Lionel Messi won his seventh La Liga golden boot - and his fourth in a row - after scoring twice in Barcelona's win over Alaves on the final day. The Barca captain finished on 25 goals, four clear of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. The game was not of importance as Real clinched the La Liga title on Thursday. Lionel Messi rounded the keeper to make it 2-0 and swept in a fifth - with teenager Ansu Fati, Luis Suarez and Nelson Semedo scoring the other goals. Riqui Puig, Messi and Arturo Vidal all hit the woodwork before Fati opened the scoring. This is the first time La Liga's top scorer has managed fewer than 30 goals since Mallorca's Daniel Guiza 12 years ago. Barca, who only named five out of a possible 12 substitutes, host Napoli in the Champions League last-16...
Ballon d’Or will not be awarded in 2020 because of coronavirus
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Ballon d’Or will not be awarded in 2020 because of coronavirus

The Ballon d'Or for the world's best players will not be awarded in 2020 because of a "lack of sufficient fair conditions" created by the coronavirus pandemic. The prize has been awarded by France Football every year since 1956. Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the men's prize last year, with USA forward Megan Rapinoe claiming the women's trophy. France Football said awarding a prize in a "crippled" year would "not be worthy" of their history. "We did not want to put an indelible asterisk on the prize list like 'trophy won in exceptional circumstances due to the Covid-19 health crisis'," it added. "Protecting the credibility and legitimacy of such an award also means ensuring its flawlessness over time." England's Stanley Matthews was the first winner of the award when it wa...
I sold phones at Circle, dozed under bridges- Medikal reveals
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I sold phones at Circle, dozed under bridges- Medikal reveals

The award-winning rapper, Samuel Adu Frimpong, has related the days he needed to hustle on the roads just to make a decent living. Medikal has described how he used to live before he came into the spotlight. According to the Too Risky artist, he used to sell phones at Circle and did other humble employments. He said it was Criss Waddle who gave him his achievement in media outlets . As per the Omo Ada hitmaker, at one point he needed to go out to sell phones at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, a suburb of Accra, just to get some cash for his living. He said it was out of similar subsidizes that he was supporting his mum. Relating further on his difficult existence days, Medikal said he additionally needed to rest under a bridge at the Kaneshie Market for three weeks attributable to ho...
Jude Bellingham: Borussia Dortmund sign midfielder from Birmingham City
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Jude Bellingham: Borussia Dortmund sign midfielder from Birmingham City

Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham has completed a move to German giants Borussia Dortmund which could eventually be worth over £30m. The 17-year-old midfielder has signed a long-term deal with Dortmund. Bellingham, who is the Blues' youngest player, will leave the Championship club after their final game of the season on Wednesday. "I'm incredibly excited to have joined one of Europe's biggest clubs," said the England Under-17 international. "The direction they are heading in and how much they help to improve young players made it an easy decision for myself and my family. "I can't thank Birmingham City enough for what they have done for me, not just this past year but since the age of seven. Once a blue always a blue." Dortmund were Bellingham's preferred choice ...
Africa’s COVID-19 caseload passes 700,000; deaths near 15,000
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Africa’s COVID-19 caseload passes 700,000; deaths near 15,000

Africa’s case load has crossed the 700,000 mark as of today. Half of the cases are recorded in South Africa's where there are over 350,000 confirmed cases. As of last friday (July 17), the WHO Africa region reported that there had been a 27% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region. 10 countries account for 88% (440,672) of all reported COVID19 cases in the African Region: South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia & DRC, a WHO Africa situation report noted. “Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26% of the world’s refugees and around 19 million internally displaced people. It is in the interest of peace, international security and equity that all countries & partners do mo...
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