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South Africa gets gender-balanced cabinet

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new cabinet in which, for the first time in the country's history, half of all ministers are women.In another unexpected move, one of the women is from the opposition.He appointed veteran opposition politician Patricia de Lille, who had stood for the Good Party, as minister of infrastructure development.The African National Congress party won a general ...

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Buhari sworn in as Nigerian president

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in for a second term as president of Nigeria at a ceremony in the capital, Abuja.The president took his oath of office in traditional dress - simple white robes and an embroidered hat."I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria," he said. "I will preserve, protect and defend the constitution."Mr Buhari's to-do list ...

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Origi unsure on Liverpool future

Divock Origi is unsure what the future holds for him at Liverpool, as he approaches the final year of his contract, but he is “ready” to aid the Reds’ quest for Champions League glory.The Belgian forward appeared destined to be heading for the Anfield exits when returning to Merseyside from a loan spell at Wolfsburg in 2017-18.He was some way down the attacking pecking order and had struggled to prove his w ...

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Andre announces Fenerbahce exit

Ghana captain Andre Ayew will be the leaving Turkish club Fenerbahce where he spent the just-concluded season on loan from Championship side Swansea City.The 29-year-old announced the development via Fener official TV, thanking fans and staff members for their support.''First of all I want to thank the fans, the club and the staff. I am leaving this great club with a lot of experience. It was a very tough y ...

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Neymar stripped of Brazil captaincy

Neymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy for next month's Copa America and will be replaced by his Paris St-Germain team-mate Dani Alves.The 27-year-old forward, given the role eight months ago but under pressure after recent disciplinary issues, was informed by manager Tite on Saturday.Alves, 36, will also lead the side in friendlies against Qatar and Honduras.He has captained Brazil four times, mo ...

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Govt committed to democracy — Dep. Info. Min.

A Deputy Minister of Information, Nana Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, has said the decentralisation of the national policy summit on regional basis demonstrates the government’s commitment to deepening democracy.She noted that the summit, like other flagship programmes, formed an integral part of the ministry's strategic objective of ensuring responsive governance and citizen participation in the development dialogue ...

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Sarpong appointed as NIB MD

Mr. Samuel Sarpong has been appointed as Managing Director of the National Investment Bank (NIB). Until his appointment, Mr. Sarpong was the Managing Consultant at OrgResilence Consult Limited.Mr. Sarpong has a vast and diverse working experience and will be leading the transformation of NIB to reposition it as one of the leading Ghanaian owned banks and a significant player in supporting the nation’s indus ...

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NCCE election-related activities need more resources — Nkrumah

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ms Josephine Nkrumah, has expressed worry that many of the election-related activities of the commission may be suspended in the run-up to the 2020 polls.That, according to her, was because the European Union (EU) that provided funds for the NCCE to undertake its activities since 2012 would run out this year.Speaking in an interview with ...

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Invest in digital infrastructure – World Bank Africa Report

The latest edition of the World Bank Africa’s Pulse report has urged African countries to as a matter of urgency increase their investments in digital infrastructure as a way of engendering a digital economy which holds the key to turnaround the non-impressive growth saddling the continent.The World Bank’s bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies released on Monday said the continent’s economic ...

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NPP has fulfilled its promises to us – Sampa Chief Imam

The Chief Imam of Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region has commended the Nana Akufo-Addo government for fulfilling the promises it made to Ghanaians in the 2016 elections.Reeling off a litany of promises that have been fulfilled in the past two-and-a-half years since this administration took office, Alhaji Seidu Adama, stated on Monday, 27 May 2019: “Before God and man, if we do not thank th ...

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