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A Ghanaian becomes first black female neurosurgeon in top US University

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, a Ghanaian neurosurgeon trained in the United States, has become earlier this week, the first black woman in 30 years to be accepted as a resident at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department. The prestigious program, ranked second in the United States, accepts just two to five residents. Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, who moved […]

South Africa loses Commonwealth Games, New Zealand not interested

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Monday said Durban will not host the 2022 commonwealth games due to financial restrictions. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) confirmed in a statement released later that the Rainbow nation made “significant departures” from its original promises. “The CGF has completed its review of the final information submitted […]

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FIFA’s Infantino in South Africa

FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrived in South Africa on Tuesday to attend a two-day FIFA summit. All 54 African national football association presidents were invited for the meeting in Johannesburg. Appointed Fifa president twelve months ago, Infantino will visit Zimbabwe shortly after attending the world governing body’s summit in South Africa between 21-23 February. The […]

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Guinea Suspends Beauty Pageants after Skimpy Bikinis Saga

Guinea Conakry government has temporarily banned beauty pageants in the country after some models wore skimpy swimsuits deemed as offensive and “a shame” to Guinean culture. The colorful event took place last weekend in the presence of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture of the West African nation. But the parading of the […]

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Radio, the information leader in Africa – UNESCO

The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO on Monday said Radio is Africa’s most influential information outlet. The Survey released by the UN organization comes as the world celebrated the World Radio Day on Monday to promote communication to find “greater solutions” to the planet’s problems. The statistics of the survey indicated that […]

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First black man to win an Olympic medal in football dies at 71

Celebrated coach and the first black man to win an Olympic medal in football when he led Ghana’s U23 team to pick bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, died on Sunday, the family said. Sam Arday was one of the most successful coaches at any age level for Ghana, guiding the under -17 team, […]

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Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions Beat Ghana’s Black-Stars, Reach AFCON Final

Late second-half goals from Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and Christian Bassogog secured Cameroon’s passage to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final as they beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to set up a showdown with Egypt on Sunday. Ghana grew into the match as the half wore on, though, and they regained a measure of control in […]

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The ‘Father of the Congolese Democracy’ Dies in Belgium

By Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi, Accra-Ghana Congo’s veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi passed away Wednesday in Brussels at 84. Tshisekedi, who pushed for democratic reforms for decades in the mineral-rich Central African nation died after he went to Brussels last week for a medical check-up. Tshisekedi had been in Kinshasa since mid-last year and participated in […]

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Morocco: Production, Sale, Import of Burka Banned over Terrorism Fears

Moroccan authorities have banned the sale, import and production of burka also known as niqab in the North African country citing security fears, local reports say. Though no official statement emerged to announce the ban, local media le360.ma citing an interior ministry source reports that businesses have been given 48 hours to get rid of […]

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Zambia’s First Female Fighter Pilot in the Army is 24-Year Old

Zambia has welcomed its first female fighter pilot in the army, Times of Zambia newspaper reported. The 24-year-old second Lieutenant, Thokozile Muwamba, has been accepted into the male dominated military in the East-African nation to bridge the gender gap, it said. Speaking to reporters, the flight second lieutenant said “men are not a competition but […]

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