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Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa vows ‘brighter tomorrow’

Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a “brighter tomorrow” for Zimbabwe after being sworn-in as president August 26, 2018. He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was “unacceptable“, he said. The opposition MDC Alliance continues to reject the result despite a court ruling on Friday …

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Lydia Nsekera’s football governance inspire Uganda women sports leaders

Lydia Nsekera

KAMPALA, August 20, 2018 – Who is Lydia Nsekera? This was the question the women sports leaders in Uganda’s capital Kampala had ahead of an interactive session with the sports guru at the Uganda Olympics Committee (UOC) offices last Thursday evening. Nsekera, a long-time member of the International Olympic Committee and the FIFA Council, was thrilled to meet women sports …

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Washington DC set on fire by Ghanaian Afropop maestro Kojo Antwi

Kojo Antwi

Kojo Antwi in performance – photo courtesy Crabeye Concepts Legendary Ghanaian musician Kojo Antwi took his 2018 tour of the United States (US) dubbed ‘The Maestro US Tour‘ to Washington, District of Columbia (DC), where he set the hearts of Ghanaian fans, African music lovers, and curious Americans on fire. Kojo Antwi, also nicknamed ‘The Maestro‘, dished out hit tracks …

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Joseph Kabila will not seek third term in Congo

Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Kabila instead nominated his interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. The announcement reported in local media brought an end to speculation that Kabila would bypass the country’s two-term limit to stand in the December 23 elections. Democratic Republic …

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Calabash African Cuisine & Bar in Alexandria

In this unadorned room in a strip mall crammed with restaurants, there was pomp. Nkulenu’s Palm Drink, a sweet, almost grassy, saisonlike liquid, is presented with two calabash bowls (hollowed-out gourds). One of the owners, Kafui Attakpah, shakes the bottle and pours. Jollof rice, a West African staple. / Photo by Rey Lopez Before the entrees arrive, traditionally eaten by …

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Richard Commey stops Cruz to pave way for IBF World Campionship bout

IBF

Commey (in cap) with Nathan Pryce after the fight. Nathan is an uncle and a staunch supporter. Photo courtesy Oral Ofori. Ghanaian boxer Richard Commey edged himself closer to the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight world title when he knocked out Mexican Yardley Cruz in a world-title eliminator in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Uniondale in New York (NY), …

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Music legend Kojo Antwi of Ghana on a multi-city lyrical invasion in the US

Kojo Antwi

Whether you call him ‘Ghana’s favorite musician‘ or ‘Mr. Music Man‘ or ‘The Maestro‘, you are still going to love the legendary Kojo Antwi for his United States (US) lyrical invasion. His US-tour is about to hit the American Capitol at concert venue Karma, located on 2221 Adams Place in Northeast of Washington, DC. Come August 11, 2018, Kojo Antwi …

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What you need to know about the 2018 landmark Zimbabwe election

Zimbabwe

Millions in Zimbabwe on July 30, 2018, went voting in the country’s first election since 1980 without former president Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former vice-president whose nickname is “the crocodile“, is now president and the ruling ZANU-PF party’s presidential candidate. Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa, head of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, are widely seen as the top challengers. Click for …

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Ghana-Born Canadian MLS Winger Alphonso Davies in record Bayern Munich signing

Alphonso Davies

(Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich have signed [Ghanaian-Canadian] teenage winger Alphonso Davies from Major League Soccer (MLS) side Vancouver Whitecaps in a record deal for a transfer from the North American top-flight. The Whitecaps said the transfer fee and add-ons for the 17-year-old Canadian could total more than $22 million, the most received by an MLS club. Davies, who …

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