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France’s Macron calls for talks to end conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray
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France’s Macron calls for talks to end conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray

French President Emmanuel Macron called for the opening of talks to end hostilities in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Saturday. The statement came after calls Macron held earlier in the day with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok. Macron also said all restrictions should be lifted to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid in Tigray, where thousands of children could suffer life-threatening malnutrition, according to the United Nations children’s agency. Source: Reuters
Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool full-back signs new long-term deal
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Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool full-back signs new long-term deal

Full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new contract with Liverpool until the summer of 2025. Alexander-Arnold, 22, is a product of the club's youth academy and has made 179 appearances since his first-team debut in October 2016. The England international missed Euro 2020 after suffering a thigh injury in a warm-up match before the tournament. Alexander-Arnold, who has won the Champions League and Premier League, said the new deal was a "no-brainer". "The state the club is in and where I'm at in my career is always a good option for me," he added. "To extend and make sure I'm here longer is always a good thing. I'm made up. "It's the only club I've ever really known, so to be here for this amount of time and extending to be here for a longer amount of time is amaz...
Jack Grealish: Manchester City make £100m bid for Aston Villa and England midfielder
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Jack Grealish: Manchester City make £100m bid for Aston Villa and England midfielder

Manchester City have made an English record £100m bid for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish. City manager Pep Guardiola has made the 25-year-old English midfielder one of his major targets. It is understood there has been communication between the two Premier League clubs throughout the summer. City have made their move before Grealish returns to Aston Villa for the start of pre-season training at Bodymoor Heath next week. Guardiola feels Grealish can add an extra dimension to City's attack and propel them to the Champions League title for the first time, which they missed out on last season when they were beaten in the final by Chelsea. The fee, which would eclipse the £89m Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba in 2016 as the highest ever paid by an English club, underline...
Tokyo Olympics: Benjamin Azamati apologise for early exit
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Tokyo Olympics: Benjamin Azamati apologise for early exit

Ghanaian athlete Benjamin Azamati has apologised to Ghanaians for failing to progress to the semi finals of the 100m heat at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Azamati finished 4th in the Mens 100 heat 7 race on Saturday morning in a time of 10.13s but was not enough to take him to the semis as His time isn’t good enough as one of the best losers. The athlete who was tipped by many as the nations medal hopeful has since come out to apologise to Ghanaians and his followers. "Sorry Nation! I couldn’t turn up. Things will get better next time . Realized my mistakes and i would take it from there. Happy for the support from you all! I feel loved and mentally i am there . I will keep my head up and focus on the next race" he wrote on his social media page. Benjamin will hoping to lift th...
Entertainment

Pioneer of Caribbean zouk music dies

Jacob Desvarieux, the Guadeloupean co-founder of Caribbean band Kassav' which shot to global fame in the 1980s by creating the fast-beat zouk music style, has died of Covid-19.© Bertrand LANGLOIS Jacob Desvarieux was born in Paris and had been influenced by guitarists Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix Local media in the French territory of Guadeloupe announced his death aged 65 late on Friday, prompting an outpouring of grief.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533 "The West Indies, Africa and music have just lost one of their greatest ambassadors," tweeted Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour.  "Jacob, thanks to your art, you brought the West Indies and Africa closer together. Dakar where you once lived mourns you. Farewell friend." In poor health after undergoing a...
Digital Transformation Enablers’ Taking Ghana To Next Level– VP Bawumia
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Digital Transformation Enablers’ Taking Ghana To Next Level– VP Bawumia

The building blocks for the Akufo-Addo administration’s vision to transform the Ghanaian economy and prepare her for the Fourth Industrial Revolution are taking shape and will soon make all aspects of life better, Vice President Bawumia has stated. These building blocks, anchored on technology, are designed to improve public administration and the delivery of public services, formalize the economy, improve revenue mobilization, deepen and broaden financial inclusiveness in the growth processes, and curb bribery and corruption. Speaking at the first Graduation and fourth Matriculation ceremony of the Madina Institute of Technology (MIST) on Thursday, July 29, 2021, Vice President Bawumia said Ghana’s rapid adoption of digital technologies since 2017 has been driven broadly by two...
Sammi Awuku heads to NLA as new Director-General
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Sammi Awuku heads to NLA as new Director-General

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed the National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, as the new Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA). Mr Awuku, who takes over from Kofi Osei Ameyaw, is expected to inject some massive transformation into the state-owned institution which in the past has been in the news for the wrong reasons. Mr Awuku, who has served the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) previously as Deputy Communications Director, National Youth Organiser and currently the National Organiser, is among a few persons who have over the years won the confidence and admiration of the President. Mr Awuku’s appointment is likely to excite the NPP base as he is seen as the ‘people’s person’ and a bridge between the Government and part...
Review: Sarkodie justifies the hype with a solid “No Pressure” album
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Review: Sarkodie justifies the hype with a solid “No Pressure” album

Multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has released the much-awaited "No Pressure" album, a multi-genre mix of Hip-hop and Gospel. The 15-track album is a music blockbuster and a well-crafted masterpiece with big names like Wale, Giggs, Oxlade, Harmonize, Cassper Nyovest, Kwesi Arthur, among others complimenting Sarkodie's delivery with their respective verses. Some tracks on the album including "No Fugazy", "Coachella" featuring Kwesi Arthur and "Vibration" with Vic Mensah, which were released prior to the debut of the album continue to dominate the Ghanaian music charts over the past weeks. Sarkodie who is undoubtedly most decorated Ghanaian artiste of all time kick starts the album with a hard-hitting 'Intro' which talks about his journey in the music industry and...
Torgbi Sri III commends Asantehene for promoting peace and social harmony
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Torgbi Sri III commends Asantehene for promoting peace and social harmony

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has been praised for promoting good neighbourliness, which has helped to foster unity of purpose and peace in the Ashanti Region. The sense of belongingness espoused under the reign of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu, was a key factor for the existing social harmony amongst all identifiable tribal groups in the region, Torgbi Sri III, Awoamefia of the Anlo Traditional Area, observed. He said Ghanaians needed to continue to work together as one people to propel the nation’s development agenda since there could be no meaningful growth in a divided society. Torgbi Sri made the call when he interacted with the Ewe Community in the Ashanti Region in Kumasi. The meeting aimed to promote the welfare of members of the Community and also encourage them to wo...
Concerted effort needed to unearth Ghana’s tourism potentials – Okraku Mantey
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Concerted effort needed to unearth Ghana’s tourism potentials – Okraku Mantey

Mr Mark Okraku Mantey, Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture has challenged stakeholders in the industry to double their efforts and work hand-in-hand with the government to change the face of tourism in the Central Region. He said with the enormous tourism potentials and its high propensity to accelerate economic growth, it behooved all to rake in their unalloyed support to collectively develop the Region for mutual gains. "Let love ourselves and work in unity for development because when we depended on others, we had mass burial and enslavement of human dignity," the Minister appealed. Mr Mantey was speaking at a durbar to commemorate the “Crossing of River Pra” by slaves during the trans-Atlantic slave trade as part of activities to mark this year’s Emancipation Da...
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