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Introduce Olympic Day celebration into school activities – GOC President

The President of Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah, has urged the Ghana Education Service to make the Olympic Day celebration a part of school activities. This, he says will enable the GOC teach youngsters the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles, as well as representing the nation at the highest level of sports. He made this known during the 2017 Olympic …

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Let’s keep the Olympic spirit alive – GOC President

The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee Ben Nunoo Mensah has urged Ghanaians to cultivate the habit of living healthy lifestyles and pledged his full support for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Addressing participants of the walk to celebrate the Olympic Day Run at the Tennis Courts of the Accra Sports Stadium, he revealed that last year, 4 million people …

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It was Castro’s destiny to die at Adan – Gyan

Asamoah Gyan has said that sometimes he feels that it was the destiny of Castro to die at Ada, where the star musician went missing in July 2014. He said he believed Castro’s life was lost forever, although he had not been declared officially dead. In a wide-ranging, no-holds-barred interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso on the Delay Show, Gyan fought …

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Japanese chess prodigy, 14, breaks 30-year winning streak record

A14-year-old Japanese player of the traditional chess-like board game of shogi has captured the nation’s heart by winning a record straight 29 matches, breaking a record held for 30 years. Sota Fujii, who trains himself with computer software and was the youngest player ever to turn professional, surpassed the previous record of 28 consecutive wins on Monday. His feat, a …

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Uganda reggae star arrested

Ugandan reggae star Robert Kyagulanyi – better known as Bobi Wine – has been arrested, local media are reporting including the government owned New Vision and the privately owned Monitor He is campaigning as an independent for a hotly contested vacant seat outside Kampala in a by-election that is due to take place on Thursday. Both papers say no reason …

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BET Awards 2017: Biggest moments from the show

The 2017 BET Awards did not disappoint. The four-hour award show was hosted by comedian Leslie Jones, who kept the laughs coming. The evening featured performances by Bruno Mars, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled. Here are the top moments you might have missed: Kendrick Lamar wins big Kendrick Lamar took home the award for best male hip hop …

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Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Fifty-two migrants have been found dead in the deserts of central Niger, near Séguédine. A group of 75 set out in three vehicles but were abandoned by traffickers, who feared the security forces. A local official told the BBC that dozens of bodies had been buried, and 23 survivors were taken to the town, although one later died. African migrants …

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Three journalists leave CNN after retracted article

Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted. Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN. “In the aftermath of the retraction of a …

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I am not a bad guy – El Hadji Diouf

El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he played during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. But in England, he is remembered more for his controversial antics than for his football talent. It is a …

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Brazil’s President Temer charged with corruption, but vows to fight on

Brazil’s top prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with bribery on Monday, but the embattled conservative leader vowed to fight on. The bribery charge filed by Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot swept Temer into the forefront of a giant graft scandal that has engulfed Latin America’s biggest country over the last three years. Although several past Brazilian presidents and scores of other …

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