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Waris, Dwamena dropped from Ghana’s final 23-man AFCON squad – debutantes Ofori, Tekpetey named

In-form striker Abdul-Majeed Waris and Austria second tier top scorer Raphael Dwamena were surprisingly dropped in favour of debutantes Ebenezer Ofori and Bernard Tekpetey in Ghana’s final 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon. Coach Avram Grant also axed Turkey-based midfielder Attamah Larweh who was […]

President Mahama delivering his last address as President of the Nation
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President Mahama’s last words to the nation

[Full Text] Your Excellency the Vice President, Right Honourable Speaker, Your ladyship the Chief Justice, Honourable Members of Parliament. Mr. Speaker, Allow me to begin by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Afihyiapa. This hall that exists within these walls is a place where I have always felt at home. […]

President Mahama admiring the plaque after unveiling it.
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President Mahama opens 1st phase of University of Ghana Medical Center

President John Mahama on Wednesday inaugurated the first phase of a new 650-bed University of Ghana Medical Centre at Legon in Accra. Said to be comparable to none in West Africa, the $271 million Medical Centre is a referral facility. The facility comprises eight separate buildings and houses, different specialised […]

Brig. Gen. Nunoo-Mensah gives Akufo-Addo thumbs up for national security appointments
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Nunoo-Mensah gives Akufo-Addo thumbs up for national security appointments

A former National Security Coordinator and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah has congratulated President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for making good choices as appointees to lead the national security outfit. In a radio interview on Citi FM in response to the announcement of the appointments on […]

Congolese Catholic bishops before mediating talks between the opposition and the government of President Joseph Kabila of Congo in Kinshasa in December. Credit Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
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Pact Would Force Out Joseph Kabila From Congo. If, of Course, He Agrees.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Did a group of bishops just disarm one of the most explosive political problems in Africa? Shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, with crowds waiting anxiously in the streets of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Catholic bishops announced a deal that could […]

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea, in Malabo, a city in Equatorial Guinea, in 2013. Credit Jerome Leroy/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Accused of Looting Millions, Son of African Leader Stalls Trial

PARIS — Since 2011, when investigators first impounded luxury cars held by the family of Equatorial Guinea’s president, anticorruption groups hoped that France would deal a mortal blow to the injustice they believe has enriched the country’s elites while many of its citizens languish in poverty. On Wednesday, a judge […]

Hymn of Peace by Nigerian Leaders Strikes Some as Off Key
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Hymn of Peace by Nigerian Leaders Strikes Some as Off Key

As boy bands go, it was an unlikely crew. In a five-minute video posted online this week, a band of seven aging Nigerian leaders — all but one of them retired — sang a New Year’s hymn of peace for their country. Gowon, Obasanjo, Shonekan, Ekwueme, Osinbajo form choir, sing […]

An 8-year-old practicing dribbling at the Evergrande Football School in Qingyuan, a city in southern China. Students swarm the fields nearly every day in an effort to achieve soccer glory.
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President Xi’s Great Chinese Soccer Dream

QINGYUAN, China — The 48 soccer fields of the vast Evergrande Football School in south China seem barely enough for its 2,800 students. Against a backdrop of school spires that seem modeled on Hogwarts, the young athletes swarm onto the fields nearly every day, kicking, dribbling and passing in the […]

Antonio Conte, far right, has produced a turnaround as Chelsea’s manager. The team is in first place and in position to claim a record: best single-season run in the history of the Premier League. Credit Hannah McKay/European Pressphoto Agency
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At Chelsea, Antonio Conte’s Personal Touch Proves a Winning One

Everyone at Chelsea agrees on the who. The players, the coaches and the platoon of staff members behind the scenes all say that, in six months as manager, Antonio Conte has transformed the club. He has given a team that seemed to have lost its shine the veneer of a […]

Dele Alli’s first goal beat Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois late in the first half on Wednesday. Credit Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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Chelsea’s Streak Ends at 13 With Loss to Tottenham

LONDON — Dele Alli bolstered his growing reputation by putting a stop to Chelsea’s 13-match winning streak, scoring two goals on headers on Wednesday to give Tottenham Hotspur a 2-0 home victory over the Blues, the Premier League leaders. Defense has been the bedrock of Chelsea’s three-month hot streak, but […]