News Public Policy 

Pres. Addo: Africans are not beggars, wants trade not aid

Africa should move beyond aid handouts that have failed to bring growth and prosperity and move to an era of mutual respect with Western countries, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana said. Akufo-Addo made this known in a speech to the Royal African Society. He said aid to his nation from donor countries was unsustainable and harmful to both sides.”We do not want to remain the beggars of the world, we do not want to be dependent on charity,” he said in a speech in London, setting out a vision for…

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Sports 

Liberia Under 23 and Thomas Kojo Hunt In Hostile Territory

Liberia’s Olympic team, the Satellites, will be hoping to upset the Black Meteors as Ghana hosts both legs of the Caf Under-23 Championship tie, beginning on Sunday. Liberia are emerging out of the Ebola pandemic but are not yet certified to host international games at home and so have secured an agreement to pick Ghana as their home venue for the Caf Under-23 Championship which could lead them to qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The coach, Thomas Kojo’s Liberian side are set in the match city, Tamale, and…

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Sports 

Ghana vs. Egypt: 6-1 Riot in Kumasi

KUMASI, Ghana (AP) — Ghana stunned Egypt 6-1 in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Tuesday, with Asamoah Gyan’s fifth-minute goal kicking off a dominant performance that makes the Black Stars overwhelming favorites to be one of the five African teams in Brazil next year. Ghana captain Gyan scored in each half, while Egypt captain Wael Gomaa conceded an own goal to underline a disastrous first leg for the visitors. Chasing a first trip to the World Cup in over 20 years, Egypt under former United States coach…

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News Op-ed 

Ghana: Mahama sworn in, promises ‘time of greatness’

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama was sworn in again in a colourful ceremony in Accra on Monday. The new president was relieved to see a few friendly faces in the crowd, and gave an upbeat if not exactly inspiring speech. Ghana, he says, has a lot of work still to do – but is more than capable of doing it. By: SIMON ALLISON. At Accra’s imposing, majestic Independence Square on Monday, Ghana’s newly-elected President John Dramani Mahama addressed thousands of supporters and visiting dignitaries in a speech which was meant…

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