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FIFA Secretary General inducted into International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has been inducted into the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame (www.IWForum.org) as recognition for her transformative contributions to society. Fatma Samoura, who worked on United Nations projects for 21-years before becoming the first-ever African, and woman to hold the role of Secretary General at FIFA in its 116-year history, was joined by fellow ...

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Knife-edge US vote hangs on a few key states

The race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is on a knife-edge, with no clear winner as vote-counting continue .Results suggest a tight contest in important battlegrounds: Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and PennsylvaniaTrump is so far projected to win 23 states, including Texas, Ohio and must-win Florida, having outperformed pollsters’ predictions.The president makes baseless claims of fraud and says he ...

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US votes in most decisive contest in decades

Americans are voting in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, pitting incumbent Republican Donald Trump against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The first polls opened from 05:00 EST (10:00 GMT) in Vermont. Nearly 100 million people have already cast their ballots in early voting, putting the country on course for its highest turnout in a century. Both ...

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World Bank approves $250m for Ghana to set up Development Bank

The Executive Board of the World Bank has approved an aid package of 250 million U.S. dollars to help Ghana set up a development bank, said a release on Friday.The establishment of the Development Bank of Ghana (DBG) would increase access to long-term finance to boost job creation for 10,000 enterprises in critical sectors of the economy, it said.Sectors to ...

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Ivorians brace for poll results in fiercely contested presidential election

Ivory Coast officials tallied results Sunday after a tense presidential election marked by an opposition boycott and clashes that killed at least two over President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term.  Scattered unrest, vandalised voting material and some closed polling stations were reported mostly in opposition strongholds during Saturday’s election although Ouattara had appealed for calm and his party was expecting ...

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Ghana still lives in the poverty threshold HIPC or no HIPC

The hullabaloo surrounding whether Ghana has been classified as HIPC or not is characterised more by partisan and emotional pronouncements than rational and fair reportage and comments. Political spinners are spinning. The strategists are relentlessly strategizing. What more, the Government has given its own interpretation. Opposition parties have also given their interpretation. And the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sent ...

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Seek redress with law, not violence – Chief Justice Anin Yeboah

The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, has expressed his satisfaction with the fact that many Ghanaians are using legal processes and the law courts to seek redress for their grievances. “This is how we will maintain the peace that we are so proud to have in our beloved country, especially in an election year, as we have this year,” ...

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EC admonishes the youth to be agents of peace and development

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Mensa has urged first-time voters in the upcoming December 7 polls to pay critical attention to programs and policies of parties before casting their votes. According to her, this would go a long way to contributing to the general development of the country. While addressing some first-time voters from the Youth Bridge Foundation, the EC Chairperson ...

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Women leaders ‘essential to peace and progress for all’

Women continue to be under-represented in key decision-making over the battle against COVID-19, the chief of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Thursday, addressing the Security Council, adding that the situation is even “worse for women in conflict areas”. “In war zones and everywhere in the world”, individuals are “calling for inclusion and representation, which is one of the ...

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Hearings begin into killings of Nigerian protesters

A week after the killing of activists protesting police brutality in Nigeria’s largest city, a Lagos state government judicial panel began hearings into the violence on Tuesday. President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted on Sunday that the panel had his “full support”, but protesters say his administration has for years ignored their calls for reform. Demonstrators took part in daily protests across Nigeria for nearly two weeks ...

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