Monthly Archives: October 2016

Messi hits hat-trick on Pep Guardiola’s return

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola’s return to his old club. City were competitive in the first half, but made far too many errors against a ruthless Barcelona revelling in Messi’s return from injury. A Fernandinho slip inside his own box put Messi clear for his first, then ...

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Facebook is now testing its Snapchat Stories clone in Australia

Facebook has expanded a test of a Snapchat Stories clone feature, called Messenger Day, to users of its app in Australia. The casual sharing feature lets people send illustrated, filter-enhanced photos and videos to friends which disappear in 24 hours — a la Snapchat. A tipster, Ali Duff, reported finding the new feature to us after updating the iOS app today — sending a few screenshots, including this splash screen promoting Messenger Day:   Facebook confirmed ...

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Swazi dancers to thrill Ejura Yam Festival

A Contigent of 40 including dancers from the Kingdom of Swaziland have arrived in the country to participate in the annual Yam Festival celebration of the Chiefs and people of Ejura in Asante-Mampong of the Ejura-Sekyedumasi Municipal Area. Tomorrow, Friday, October 21, will be the climax of the week long celebration of the festival popularly known as Sekyirene Yam festival. ...

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No amount of insults will stop me from supporting Mahama – Tracey Boakye

Kumawood actress cum movie producer, Tracy Boakye, is unfazed by insults hurled at her for publicly supporting the ruling National Democratic Party (NDC) and its flag bearer, President John Dramani Mahama for another four year term in office at the December 7 polls. She subsequently psyched herself up for possible criticisms and insults from all fronts when she publicly promised ...

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Ghana Has 300,000 Students In Tertiary Institutions – Okudjeto

More than 300,000 students are studying in Ghana, with 10,398 of them being international students, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Education, has said. He said at the continental level, Sub-Saharan Africa’s higher education sector had expanded massively over the past two decades; with student enrolments across all levels growing from about 200,000 some 40 years ago to ...

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Police invite Bugri Naabu, Owusu Bempah over threatening comments

Police say they will smoke out and prosecute all political activists who forment trouble or engage in activities that put fear and panic in electorate ahead of the 2016 elections. COP Christian Tetteh Yehunu said his outfit will not be intimidated by the political affiliations of such trouble makers adding, the police will be even handed in its dealings. His ...

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World Bank commits €3.5m to reform Tema Port

To ensure trade facilitation and harmonisation in the sub-region, the World Bank, in collaboration with ECOWAS, are calling for reforms at the Tema Port under a European Union funded Improved and Facilitated Trade in West Africa Project. The project aims to give the Tema Port a turnaround to improve the flow of regional and international trade, by unlocking transit challenges. ...

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2017 AFCON: Ghana to face Uganda, Egypt, Mali

The Black Stars have been drawn in group D alongside the Cranes of Uganda, Pharaohs of Egypt and the Eagles of Mali for the 31st edition of the Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The continental showpiece is scheduled for 14 January to 5 February 2017 in the Gabonese cities of Libreville, Franceville, Oyem and Port Gentil. Ghana’s Black ...

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Google’s Cloud Platform gets new a cold storage service

At an event in London today Google announced a couple of updates to its cloud storage services. The most important of these is the launch of Coldline, a new cold storage service for archival data, but the company also announced its new Regional storage service and the rebranding of its Standard storage under the “Multi-Region” moniker. If you know your Google Cloud Storage, ...

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No consensus yet on EAC single tourist visa

The East African Community (EAC) regional block said they have never reached a consensus on the issuance of the single tourist visa by Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. “There has never been any agreement on the arrangement at the EAC level, as a matter of fact, the member states are still discussing the issue,” Acting Director for Trade and Investment in ...

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