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Month: January 2021

Hearts of Oak orderd to play behind closed doors
Sports

Hearts of Oak orderd to play behind closed doors

The Ghana football Association has orderd Accra Hearts of Oak to play their home games behind closed doors until further notice. The Club according to the Ghana FA violated the COVID-19 restrictions by allowing more than 25% entry during their derby clash against Great Olympics, a game they lost 2-0 to their rivals. Fans were allowed entry into the stadium which saw the arena almost filled to capacity. As a result the FA have ordered the Club to play its subsequent matches behind closed doors.
Baba Rahman joins PAOK on loan
Sports

Baba Rahman joins PAOK on loan

Ghanaian International Baba Abdul Rahman has completed a loan move to Greek side PAOK until the end of the season. Chelsea and Ghana full-back @babarahmangh has joined Greek side #PAOK Thessaloniki on loan until the end of the season.He will wear jersey number 21. #3Sports pic.twitter.com/aS43Paatgk— #3Sports (@3SportsGh) January 30, 2021 The 26-year old defender joins the Greek top-flight side on loan from Chelsea after failing to break into this first team under both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel. Baba Rahman has been hit with major injuries which has affected his game time in the Premier League. This is the 5th time the left back has been sent on loan since signing for Chelsea in 2015 from Ausburg in the German Bundesliga. PAOK Thessa...
Zimbabwe: ‘Night Curfew is Killing Us’ – Sex Workers Moan
World

Zimbabwe: ‘Night Curfew is Killing Us’ – Sex Workers Moan

A LOBBY group fighting for the rights of female sex workers says the extended lockdown restrictions and night curfew hours have curtailed their work, as business for them flourishes during the night. In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com this week, Nancy Chabuda, a programmes officer with Katswe Sistahood, said the strict curfew restrictions has affected the economic lives of most sex workers. "Sex workers usually find their clients from bars and sex work itself is their main source of income, so the closure of bars has made sex workers' lives hard as they are not getting clients, and, therefore, are struggling to make ends meet," she said. However, bars and nightclubs are among scores of businesses that have been ordered to close by the government during the lockdown period, ...
Eleven Wonders coach Ignatius Osei-Fosu attacks assistant referee after defeat to Bechem United
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Eleven Wonders coach Ignatius Osei-Fosu attacks assistant referee after defeat to Bechem United

Eleven Wonders head coach Ignatius Osei tried to physically attack the assistant referee during his side’s Ghana Premier League defeat to Bechem United on Friday. Eleven Wonders lost the game 3-1, however, Osei-Fosu was not happy with the assistant referee. Joy Sports sources say the former Liberty coach started to verbally abuse the assistant referee after constantly complaining about the decisions. The linesman lost his cool and responded by also insulting the Eleven Wonders coach as an exchange of insults followed. The altercation didn’t end there as Ignatius Osei-Fosu approached the assistant referee after the game and attempted to hit him before police officers intervened. The coach had to be aggressively dragged off the pitch to prevent any physical clash....
Daniel Lomotey joins ES Setif
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Daniel Lomotey joins ES Setif

Algerian Ligue 1 side Entete Sportif Setif have completed the signing of Ghanaian striker Daniel Lomotey from WAFA. The current Ghana Premier League leading goal scorer has signed a three-year deal with the North African side. Daniel Lomotey bagged 8 goals in 10 matches in the ongoing Ghana Premier League. He reportedly signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Tunisian side AS Soliman, which was confirmed by their manager Yemen Zelfani, but ultimately fell through after disagreements between the clubs. The attacker was part of Ghana Black Satellite team in the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, scoring a brace against Burkina Faso in Ghana's opening match.
Africa World Airlines Begins Flights to Ho March
Business

Africa World Airlines Begins Flights to Ho March

The Ho Airport will start receiving commercial flights by March this year. This came to light yesterday when Africa World Airlines (AWA) announced that commercial flights on the Accra-Ho-Accra route were expected to commence by March 20, 2021 with an affordable introductory fare to attract tourists and investors, boost socio-economic activities and promote development in the Volta Region.The flights will operate twice weekly on Thursdays or Fridays and Sundays or Mondays at an introductory fare of GH₵99 for a one-way trip, which will take about 15 minutes.Speaking to the media at a stakeholder consultative engagement organised by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), in collaboration with the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), Africa World Airlines and others, to discuss the viability...
South African Jazz Singer Sibongile Khumalo Dies After Stroke
Entertainment

South African Jazz Singer Sibongile Khumalo Dies After Stroke

South African opera and jazz singer, Sibongile Khumalo, a recipient of the country’s second-highest national order, died on Thursday, her family said a statement.The 63-year-old singer, born in Soweto not far from late President Nelson Mandela’s home, sang at the leader’s 1994 inauguration. She also performed internationally, including at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.Khumalo received the presidential Order of Ikhamanga in Silver in 2008, for her contribution to arts and culture. A trained soprano, she boasted a wide vocal range, while her oeuvre included European classics, African folk and choral music, as well as modern jazz.Her family said the cause of her death was a stroke following a lengthy illness. Source: reuters.com
Man found afloat in Keta Lagoon
News

Man found afloat in Keta Lagoon

The Keta Divisional Police Command has begun investigations after the body of a man was discovered floating in the Keta Lagoon at Havedzi in the Keta Municipality. It is unclear whether the death was a homicide or suicide as the Police say they suspected no foul play. Chief Supt Leonard Abakah, the Divisional Police Commander who spoke to the Ghana News Agency said the man's body was found with no identification and with no sign of marks or scars. “Around 0900 hours on Saturday, January 23, the police had a call of the body floating in the Keta Lagoon at Havedzi. We went to the scene to retrieve the body, a male who would be around 45 years. No identification has been made yet, no family came out and there are currently no active missing person reports at the Division tha...
Three children die from COVID-19 at KATH
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Three children die from COVID-19 at KATH

The Child Health Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana’s second-largest health referral facility, has recorded 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic. Fourteen (14) of the cases resulting in two deaths were recorded last year, while the beginning of this year had also seen nine confirmed cases and one death, according to the authorities. Professor Sampson Antwi, Head of the Directorate at KATH briefing the media in Kumasi, said the latest confirmed cases involved an 11-day old baby. He said three of the cases recorded in January, this year, had already been treated and the children discharged, while the rest were being dealt with. Prof. Antwi stressed that those cases recorded last year had an age range between three mon...
Korle-bu Teaching Hospital to reduce childhood cancer by 2030
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Korle-bu Teaching Hospital to reduce childhood cancer by 2030

The Korle -Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) is working towards the reduction of childhood cancer in the country by 2030. This came to light when the Hospital, in partnership with World Childhood Cancer (WCC) organized a maiden annual childhood cancer performance review to improve and create awareness on the treatment of early childhood cancer. The vision is for every child with cancer to have equal access to treatment and to eradicate the increasing numbers of early childhood cancer between 16 years and above as part of the initiative of the WCC. The theme for the performance review was, “no child should suffer “.Professor Lorna Awo Renner, Head of Oncology Unit, Child Heath, who was the Chairperson, said the KBTH had remained the premium for childhood cancer treatment and 100 to ...
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