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Former President Jerry John Rawlings

My encounter with J. J. Rawlings

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When I was in Ghana in 1996 to cover the party congress of the NDC for West Africa magazine in London, I had the...
Covid Re Testing

Damages to multiple organs reported in young people with corona virus

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Signs of damage to multiple organs have been reported in young and previously healthy people with ongoing corona virus symptoms four months after their...
Andrey Rublev

Nadal tops ATP Finals group; Thiem gains revenge over Tsitsipas

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World number two Rafael Nadal and Austria's Dominic Thiem began their ATP Finals campaigns with victory in Sunday's opening matches at London's O2...
Boris Johnson

Britain’s Johnson in isolation after contact with infected lawmaker

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was self-isolating late Sunday, after coming into contact with someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus. "I...
AFP / Ben Stansall Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford takes part in an England training session in Watford, on May 30, 2016

Rashford forces second U-turn as UK government backs free school meals

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford expressed his thanks on Sunday after the British government made a U-turn and backed his bid for disadvantaged children...
Traidcraft

UK urged to strike trade deal with Ghana before Brexit

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As the UK’s exit from the European Union on December 31 draws closer, there are growing calls for the government to strike trade deals...
Johnny Depp

US actor Johnny Depp plans to appeal after losing tabloid libel case

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US film star Johnny Depp has lost his libel case against a 2018 British tabloid story in which he was a named a "wife...
Boris Johnson

Britain’s Johnson expected to announce England-wide lockdown

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering new nationwide lockdown restrictions for England, local media reported late Friday. Johnson has come under increasing pressure from...

Report: British Labour party failed to tackle anti-Semitism

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A report by the independent Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has uncovered "serious failings" regarding investigations of anti-Semitism in the British Labour party. The...
Oil Tanker

Armed forces take control of oil tanker in English Channel

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Members of Britain's armed forces boarded a ship in the English Channel and gained control after a suspected hijacking and detained seven individuals, the...

Paul McCartney records album while ‘messing around’ during lockdown

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Former Beatles member, Paul McCartney has recorded a solo album during the nine-week Covid-19 lockdown imposed in Britain in March, he told BBC radio...
electricity

Ghana on ‘track to achieve universal access to electricity’ by 2030 – IEA

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Ghana is among a handful of countries that are “on track to achieve universal access to electricity” by 2030, according to the World Energy...
Boris Johnson

UK and Kenya to co-host education summit in 2021

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The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, are to co-host an education summit in the United Kingdom in...
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson to announce new coronavirus restrictions for England

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a new round of coronavirus measures on Monday, after a jump in cases in northern...
blockchain

Can Africa harness blockchain to grow into a super-economy?

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Africa’s economic future is at the heart of this year’s Fintech Africa, which forms a key component of AfricaTech 2020, part of the virtual...
Unnamed File

Gambian Truth Commission to hold hearings on deaths of 44 Ghanaians

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The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) is to look into how at least 56 West African nationals, including 44 Ghanaians, died in...

Kipchoge predicts fast London Marathon race on Sunday

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One year since world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ran a tantalizing INEOS 1:59 Challenge, finishing the race in 2:00:25 seconds, the Kenyan star...
The protesters moved to a new location after McDonalds vacated its headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois

Protesters, police injured during clash at anti-lockdown protest in central London

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At least three protesters and one police officer were hurt and treated by medical staff on Saturday during clashes at an anti-lockdown protest in...
Boris Johnson

British government denies Johnson made secret trip to Italy

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The British government on Monday rejected an Italian media report that said Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a secret trip to the city of...
Covid

Britain ‘faces 50,000 Covid cases daily’ without tougher measures

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Britain could face up to 50,000 new coronavirus infections daily by next month unless it takes tougher measures to curb the spread of the...
Real Madrid's midfielder Isco (C) is congratulated by Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (2nd L) and Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (2nd R) after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe on April 16, 2016. / AFP / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bale, Reguilon in London, Thiago in Liverpool to complete moves

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Gareth Bale has arrived in London to put the finishing touches of his loan move to Tottenham, while Thiago Alcantara is in Liverpool to...

Groups accuse car firms of ‘false claims’ on plug-in hybrid emissions

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On-road carbon emissions from plug-in hybrid cars are about 2.7 times those reported in laboratory tests, environmental groups said on Wednesday, accusing manufacturers of...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth

Barbados plans to become republic, ending Queen Elizabeth’s role

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The Caribbean island of Barbados has announced plans to become a republic next year, ending the role of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as nominal...
Covid

BP says fossil fuel demand could peak early due to coronavirus

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The demand for fossil fuels could face an early peak due to the coronavirus pandemic, as developing economies are hit particularly hard by the...

UK government ‘remains committed’ to foreign aid after merger of two ministries

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Government of the United Kingdom has said it remains committed to spending 0.7 per cent of the national income on foreign aid after the...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Johnson: No-deal Brexit would be ‘good outcome’ for Britain

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said leaving the European Union without a deal on future trade would be a "good outcome" for Britain,...
digital skills

AfricaCom and AfricaTech 2020: Digital Playground – a key to Connecting the Next Billion...

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Africans aren’t always looking to connect to the digital world for work or health reasons; a significant motivator is leisure, or ‘timepass’, says Aubrey...
Photo taken on April 25, 2015 shows collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua)

Thousands of London families still live in unsafe buildings – mayor

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced Wednesday he has demanded that 47 property owners and four social landlords in the British capital should remove dangerous...
Arsenal power

Arsenal edge Liverpool in shootout to win Community Shield

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Arsenal warmed up for the new Premier League season lifting the Community Shield as they edged Liverpool 5-4 in penalties at London's Wembley Stadium...
NHS Ambulance staff outside the ExCel Center in London, Britain in, 29 March 2020. The Excel Center is to be used as a makeshift hospital from next week. According to news reports the NHS is anticipating a Coronavirus 'tsunami' as the peak of infarction rates nears. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. EPA/WILL OLIVER

UK toughens fines ahead of bank holiday to crack down on illegal gatherings

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Tougher measures targeting the most serious breaches of social distancing restrictions will come into effect on Friday Aug. 28 ahead of the bank holiday...