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Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to Pilot world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the first vaccine against malaria, Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and that pilot tests on children will take place in three African countries: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi. The Mosquirix vaccine (also called RTS, S) was created especially for infants aged 5 to 17-month olds, the WHO […]

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Ghana gospel singer wins top award for first time in 17 years

Ghana Gospel music singer Joseph Oscar Mettle was crowned this weekend, Artiste of the Year in Ghana, making history as the first gospel singer to win the Award in 17 years. Although the West African nation is a Christian dominated country, it’s the first time for a gospel musician to rise up to the ultimate […]

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Two Kings inaugurate “Africa in Capital” cultural event

King Mohammed VI and visiting King Abdullah II of Jordan inaugurated on Thursday at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat, the landmark cultural and artistic event “Africa in Capital”. The month-long event, which celebrates African arts, features scores of events including art exhibitions, concerts, films screening and lectures, the aim […]

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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 […]

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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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