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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to visit Ghana

Lord Tariq Ahmad, the Foreign Office Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations will visit Ghana from the 16-18 July. A statement issued by the British High Commission in Accra said Lord Ahmad’s visit would reaffirm the importance of Ghanaian-UK relations and re-energise the Commonwealth, ahead of the UK-chaired Commonwealth Summit meeting in April 2018. It said itfollowed the recent visit to Ghana by the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, in March. It noted that Lord Ahmad would meet President Akufo-Addo to discuss Ghana’s place as a model…

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Kenkey seller, two others escape death – PHOTOS

A kenkey seller and her two other workers on Saturday morning escaped death at Krofrom in Kumasi when a truck which carried a forty feet container veered off its lane and crashed their wooden table. The three, who sustained severe injuries, were sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi where they are receiving treatment. The truck with registration number GR 9447 C, which was on its way from the Suame roundabout to the Oforikrom traffic light, rammed the kenkey seller’s wooden structure, dragged it along for some…

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SHOWBIZ 

I’ve no sexual relationship with emelia brobbey’s ex-husband – Ellen White

Ghanaian actress, Ellen White has denied allegations that she is currently dating colleague actress Emelia Brobbey’s former husband who is the founder and CEO of End Point Homeopathy Clinic, Dr. Kofi Adu Boateng. Social media was awash with pictures of the actress and the former husband of Emelia Brobbey, in bed at a plush hotel and in a very sensual position. But speaking in a phone interview with Agyemang Prempeh, Ellen White denied the allegations. According to her, the picture that has her and the Dr. Boateng was photo-shopped to…

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SPORTS 

Ex-Chelsea star John Terry named Aston Villa captain

The 36-year-old will lead his new side in their battle for promotion from the Championship and wears the armband for the first time on Saturday John Terry has been named the new captain of Aston Villa after completing his move to the Championship club. The former Chelsea and England skipper takes over the armband from James Chester as Steve Bruce plots a return to the Premier League. “Aston Villa are pleased to announce John Terry as captain,” the club said in a brief statement. “Terry will be skipper for the…

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INTERNATIONAL 

‘Eight Dead’ At Senegal Football Stadium

Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal. It happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam. Fighting started between rival fans and police responded by using tear gas, which led to panic, a stampede, and the wall collapse. Some fans were throwing projectiles including stones at others. Pictures circulating online appear to show people scrambling over a low wall amid…

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Upper East: Tambe bridge collapses

The Tambe Bridge, which links the Garu Tempane district to the Bawku municipality, has collapsed making it impossible for motorists to cross to either side of the district. The bridge was said to have collapsed on Friday July 14 when an articulated truck with registration number GT 2758-12, loaded with bags of millet from Garu to Kumasi crossed it. The truck fell on its side as one section of the bridge caved in. The driver and his conductor managed to escape unhurt but the truck load of millet submerged in…

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Accident: 4 killed at Bekwai

A gory car accident has claimed four lives at Abenkyim in the Bekwai municipality of the Ashanti Region. A Mazda Demio taxi cab with registration number AS 9352-12 with four passengers on board from Bekwai to Anhwia Nkwanta is said to have somersaulted when negotiating a curve at Abenkyim in the early hours of Saturday July 15, 2017. The Bekwai District Police Commander, ASP Edward Obeng Boateng, who confirmed the accident said all four passengers died on the spot. He said the remains of the deceased have been deposited at…

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Christopher Opoku’s funeral (Photos)

The burial service and final funeral rites of the late sports journalist, Christopher Opoku was held at the poolside of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Saturday, July 15. He was laid to rest at his hometown, Domiabra in the Ashanti Region. Opoku died last May in the United Kingdom, following a difficult battle with cancer and his body was flown in from the UK last Wednesday to begin the final journey home. He was a known face in the Ghana sporting landscape, having worked with several radio…

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EOCO petitioned over handcuffing of Aayololo bus driver

The Greater Accra Passengers Transport Executive (GHAPTE), the firm that manages the Quality Bus Service in Accra, (Aayalolo), has written to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) after an employee of the state security agency assaulted one of its drivers. Last Saturday, the two engaged in verbal exchanges over the right to use the dedicated BRT lane near Roxy Cinema at Adabraka, Accra. The EOCO official who was provoked by the action of the Aayalolo bus driver, reportedly handcuffed him in the heat of the exchanges. In a radio…

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Asunafo South: Wooden bridge over Tano River collapses; 3 students escape unhurt

Three students at the Nobekaw Junior High School (JHS) in the Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region escaped death narrowly when part of a dilapidated wooden bridge stretching over the Tano River in the area collapsed last Wednesday. Fortunately, two of the three students who were crossing the bridge when the incident happened managed to swim out of the river and saved their colleague who has no swimming experience. The students, Abass Seidu,16, Ochere Ebenezer,16 and Enoch Antwi,15 were returning from Nobekaw, in the Asunafo South District where they…

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