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Kasoa ritual murder: We first killed a pregnant woman – Teen suspects
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Kasoa ritual murder: We first killed a pregnant woman – Teen suspects

The first accused person in the Kasoa ritual murder case has made a startling revelation that apart from killing 10 -year-old Ismael Mensah Abdullah, they also killed a pregnant woman in the past. Though he did not give exact date to the court, the 15-year-old said this was not the first time they had killed. On the day they were committed to stand trial for murder at the High Court, the 15-year old said, he killed with Nicholas Kwame Kani, 18. But, Nicholas Kwame Mensah denied his involvement in the whole incident. “Myself and Nicholas have killed a pregnant woman in the past but not in this case. We have killed a pregnant woman before. If Nicholas said he won’t tell the truth, I will speak the truth,” he told the court. He told the Kaneshie District Court presided ove...
Top names missing as Hearts of Oak names team for CAF Champions league
Sports

Top names missing as Hearts of Oak names team for CAF Champions league

Ghana Premier league winners Accra Hearts of Oak have announce a 30-man squad for the 2020/2021 CAF Champions league campaign. Phobians named the team without influential midfielder Benjamin Afutu Kotey who is reported to have left the cub after failing to renew his expired contract. Hearts of Oak represents Ghana in this year's CAF Interclub Competition after lifting the Ghana Premier league. The Continental Club Masters return to the African Competition after long absence. Below are the players selected for the duel ahead: Goalkeepers: Richard Attah Richmond Ayi Ben Mensah Richard Baidoo Defenders: Fatawu Mohammed Mohammed Alhassan Nuru Sulley James Sewornu Caleb Amankwah Sumaila Larry Raddy Ovouka Robert Addo Sowah William D...
Daniel Laryea to officiate Tunisia vrs Equatorial Guinea World Cup Qualifier
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Daniel Laryea to officiate Tunisia vrs Equatorial Guinea World Cup Qualifier

Daniel Laryea from Ghana has been put in charge of next month’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar round two Match day 1 qualifier between Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea. The 34 year old will be assisted by compatriot Kwasi Brobbey Acheampong (Assistant II), Ayimavo Aymar Ulrich Eric from Benin (Assistant I) and Ligali Adissa Abdul Raphiou from Benin (Fourth referee). AbedlHamid Essameldin Abdelfattah from Egypt has been given the nod as Referee Assessor with Bahloul Amar from Algeria to work as the Match Commissioner. The Group B tie comes at the Olympic Stadium in Rades on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 20:00 Hrs GMT.
Morocco’s Jiyed Redouane to handle Ghana, Ethiopia World Cup qualifier
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Morocco’s Jiyed Redouane to handle Ghana, Ethiopia World Cup qualifier

Moroccan Referee Jiyed Redouane has been appointed by FIFA to officiate the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar round two Match day 1 qualifier between Ghana and Ethiopia. The 42 year old has been a CAF and FIFA referee since 2009. He led his first international match on 9 June 2012 and also officiated at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Jiyed also led matches in the qualifying series for the 2014 and 2018 World Cup. Jiyed Redouane will be assisted by compatriots Azgaou Lahsen (Assistant I), Akarkad Mostafa (Assistant II) and Jayed Jalal (Fourth Referee). Lawson-Hogban Latre-Kayi Edzona from Togo will work as Referee Assesor while Gomez Martin from The Gambia serves as the Match Commissioner. The Group G encounter will take place at Cape Coast stadium on Friday, September 3, 2021 a...
Former President John Mahama to embark on a thank you tour
Politics

Former President John Mahama to embark on a thank you tour

Former President John Dramani Mahama is set to begin a thank-you tour across the country next week. The tour according inside sources is a prelude to his official declaration to contest for the presidency for the fourth time after his embarrassing defeat in the 2016 elections. The first leg of his tour shall focus on the northern belt of Ghana, where he is expected to meet NDC supporters and Ghanaians in general. According to the schedule, John Mahama will be accompanied by former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, and a few national executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). This comes barely five months after the controversial Supreme Court ruling on the 2021 Presidential election dispute.
Ashraf Ghani: departing Afghan president who failed to make peace with Taliban
World

Ashraf Ghani: departing Afghan president who failed to make peace with Taliban

Russia's embassy in Kabul said on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country with four cars and a helicopter full of cash and had to leave some money behind as it would not all fit in, the RIA news agency reported. Ghani, whose current whereabouts are unknown, said he left Afghanistan on Sunday as the Taliban entered Kabul virtually unopposed. He said he wanted to avoid bloodshed.  Russia has said it will retain a diplomatic presence in Kabul and hopes to develop ties with the Taliban even as it says it is no rush to recognise them as the country's rulers and will closely observe their behaviour. "As for the collapse of the (outgoing) regime, it is most eloquently characterised by the way Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan," Nikita Ishchenko, a spokesman for th...
China ready for ‘friendly relations’ with Taliban, welcomes Afghan development projects
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China ready for ‘friendly relations’ with Taliban, welcomes Afghan development projects

China is ready to deepen "friendly and cooperative" relations with Afghanistan, a government spokeswoman said Monday, after the Taliban seized control of the country.  Beijing has sought to maintain unofficial ties with the Taliban throughout the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, which spurred an advance by the Islamist hardliners across the country that saw them capture the capital Kabul on Sunday. China shares a rugged 76-kilometre (47-mile) border with Afghanistan. Beijing has long feared Afghanistan could become a staging point for minority Uyghur separatists in the sensitive border region of Xinjiang. But a top-level Taliban delegation met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Tianjin last month, promising that Afghanistan would...
Why didn’t they fight? Speed of Afghan collapse surprised even the Taliban
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Why didn’t they fight? Speed of Afghan collapse surprised even the Taliban

The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan was the result of not only their strength on the battlefield and a strategy that began in the rural provinces but of a collapse of morale among an underserved Afghan military.  Why didn't the Afghan army fight? Despite the $83 billion and two decades the US spent equipping and training the Afghan army, in many provinces the military appeared to evaporate in the face of Taliban insurgents. With more than 300,000 personnel and equipment that was more advanced than the Taliban arsenal, Afghan army forces were formidable – on paper. In reality, they had been plagued by corruption, payoffs, poor leadership, lack of training and plummeting morale for years. Desertions were common and US government inspectors had lon...
Ghana DJ Awards 2021 Slated For Nov. 27
Entertainment

Ghana DJ Awards 2021 Slated For Nov. 27

The organisers of the Ghana DJ Awards have announced that this year’s edition of the internationally recognised event will take place on Saturday, November 27, at Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). This year’s event, which is the 9th edition, has been repackaged with more exciting features, and promises to become one of the biggest awards events in Ghana, the organisers told BEATWAVES. Organised by Merqury Republic, the event will reward hardworking radio and mobile DJs who have contributed immensely to the growth of the entertainment industry in Ghana. The nominees for this year’s event, BEATWAVES gathered, will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held in October. Additionally, the ‘Battle Of Our Time Experience’, which is traditionally held during...
Cote d’Ivoire  confirms  first case Ebola Virus Disease
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Cote d’Ivoire confirms first case Ebola Virus Disease

Ghana's western neighbour Cote d’Ivoire has  confirmed  a first case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) today  August 15. This is the first Ebola outbreak  declared by  the country's Ministry of Health since 1994. The declaration was made after the Institut Pasteur in Cote d’Ivoire confirmed the Ebola Virus Disease in samples collected from a patient, who was hospitalized in the commercial capital of Abidjan, after arriving from Guinea. Initial investigations found that the patient had travelled to Cote d’Ivoire by road and arrived in Abidjan on 12 August. The patient was admitted to a hospital after experiencing a fever and is currently receiving treatment. A statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa said Cote d’Ivoire declared th...
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