Monthly Archives: January 2016

Otto Addo named assistant coach of FC Nordsjaelland

Ghana’s Otto Addo has been named the assistant coach of Denmark club FC Nordsjaelland. The former Black Stars player who also has over 300 German Bundesliga games under his belt starts his duty on Monday as assistant to head Coach Kasper Hjulmand. The German-born Ghanaian said of his role at FC Nordsjaelland: “I’m really thrilled for this new opportunity and ...

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Cedi lost 18% in 2015

The Ghana cedi lost 18.75 per cent in value to the US dollar last year, making it one of the most underperforming currencies in Africa. The currency started the year at GH¢3.20 to the American currency but ended the year at about GH¢3.80, a 15.0 percent depreciation rate. The local currency reached a record high of GH¢4.20 to the world’s ...

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New year goals: Ditching Mahama and more

Happy New Year folks! We made it. 2015 was the year that everything could go wrong, went wrong. Our economy tanked, cost of living soared, the public debt crossed the 70 percent dangerous threshold, corruption increased and the power crisis killed thousands of jobs and businesses. But we plod on. We made it into 2016 with sheer grit and grace ...

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6 unique ways to achieve a successful 2016

How was the Year 2015 for you? Was it successful? How prepared are you towards the Year 2016? It’s a new start. Sure there will be challenges, but all in all, things are moving along well enough for any smart person to take on the world, and achieve success and happiness. With a few simple actions, you’ll be ready to ...

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Ofankor gets new hospital to boost healthcare

The Ga West Municipal Assembly has completed another hospital at Ofankor in the Greater Accra Region to improve healthcare delivery in the area. The new hospital is now awaiting furnishing and an inauguration. The facility has dental, physiotherapy, X-Ray, laboratory, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) unit, maternal and child healthcare departments which would complement the services provided by the Amasaman ...

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Twice Juliet Ibrahim changed outfits as co-host of Glo CAF Awards 2015

Ghanaian co-host of this year’s edition of the Glo CAF Awards, Juliet Ibrahim, as a matter of recent convention, changed wardrobe twice during the live event held in Nigeria on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The actress who first appeared on stage in a blue stylish outfit with a gold plated side pattern which showed a bit of flesh later changed ...

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Samia Nkrumah, others at screening of ‘Rebecca and Shampaign’

Hundreds of movie lovers yesterday, January 8, 2016, thronged the premises of Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall, to catch the first glimpse of Sparrows movies and series yet to be released in 2016; “Rebecca and Shampaign”. The 2-days screening dubbed ‘Sparrow Entertainment Festival 2016’ yesterday saw the presence of Zynnel Zuh, Akorfa Edjeani Aseidu, Yvonne Okoro, Joseph Benjamin, Joselyn Dumas, Blossom ...

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Local heroes: Unsung women of Africa

The BBC has been running a series about inspiring women across Africa, and followers of BBC Africa’s Facebook and Twitter pages have nominated their local heroines. Here is a selection of 10 nominees: Child marriage terminator Brenda Iyoha nominated Inkosi Kachindamoto, who is a chief in the district of Dedza in Malawi. She annulled 330 child marriages last year, sending ...

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‘Plot to kidnap one of Obama’s dogs’ stopped by police

US police have arrested a man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of President Obama’s two pet dogs. Officials say Scott Stockert – who is from the state of North Dakota – was planning to snatch one of the dogs, either Bo or Sunny. Police in Washington DC found weapons in Mr Stockert’s vehicle, including a shotgun, a rifle and ...

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Accra Hearts of Oak to sign Eric Bekoe

Former Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe is in talks with giants Accra Hearts of Oak over a possible move to the Oak family, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal. The former Ghana Premier League goal king is said to have been in talks with the Accra club but the progress of the interaction has been intensified after the Phobians poor show at ...

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