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Syrian forces ‘completely retake’ IS-held town

Syrian government forces and their Russian backers have completely recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, the two allies say. The army and other pro-government forces were reported to have entered deep into the city after IS pulled out. It ends the second occupation of Palmyra by the jihadists.loading... The first time they controlled the …

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Samsung chief’s ‘trial of the century’ to start next week

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee will go on trial for bribery and embezzlement on Thursday, a court said, amid a corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea and led to the impeachment of the president. Lee, the 48-year-old third-generation leader of the country’s top conglomerate, was indicted on Tuesday on charges including pledging 43 billion won ($37.24 million) in …

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Ex-president Rawlings donates to three Ghanaian boxers

Ex President Jerry John Rawlings, has donated GH?4,000.00 to three Ghanaian boxers, scheduled to fight for World Boxing Council (WBC), International title fights on Saturday, March 11, at the Bukom Boxing Arena. President Rawlings made the donation, when the three boxers; Richard Commey, Duke Micah and Fredrick Lawson, paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Accra on …

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Nigeria: Suicide bomb attack destroys 3 fuel trucks in Borno, casualties reported

A blast has occurred at filling station, opposite Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN quarters in the town of Damboa in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in the country’s northeast. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the attack but said it was carried out by three suspected suicide bombers. Local media portals are reporting that it was a suicide …

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Ozil reveals how he snubbed Guardiola’s Barcelona

Back in 2010, Mesut Ozil was one of the hottest properties on the planet and came within inches of signing for Barcelona, before opting to join Real Madrid. Having impressed for Germany at the World Cup in South Africa, the Wolfsburg playmaker travelled to Catalunya to meet Pep Guardiola and do a deal, but found the coach to be conspicuous …

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Mohammed Polo ‘begs’ to succeed Avram Grant as Black Stars coach

Ghana legend Mohammed Polo has thrown his hat in the ring to be the new Black Stars coach – and vowed to deliver success. The 60-year-old believes he can be the ideal man to end the country’s long-wait for an African crown. The West Africans have not won the continental trophy since 1982 despite making a six successive appearance at …

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I didn’t call Kwesi Nyantakyi ‘Judas Iscariot’ – JE Sarpong

Veteran coach JE Sarpong has angrily reacted to claims he subtly tagged Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi as ‘Judas Iscariot’. The former Kotoko and Hearts of Oak gaffer has distanced himself from the reports being attributed to him. Opinions are sharply over the choice of Avram Grant’s successor with a campaign to have a local man installed gaining momentum. Sarpong …

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Be disciplined in your private lives – Rawlings

Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has advised boxers to be disciplined in their private lives if there are to succeed in their profession. Ex-president Rawlings made these remarks when three boxers; Duke Micah, Richard Commey and Frederick Lawson paid a courtesy call on him on Thursday ahead of their bouts next week. “You must be disciplined in your private lives. Infuse …

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We don’t need a foreign coach – Al Wahab

Former Hearts of Oak management member Farouk Al Wahab says the next Black Stars coach should be a local man. The economist argues that majority of the Black Stars players had their talents refined by local coaches at their embroidery stages and can therefore he handled as mature stars. He told Bohye FM in Kumasi: ”This is an established fact, …

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