Articles tagged 'ghana'

Elikem's love for things Zimbabwean 3 November 2018 HARARE - Pokello Nare’s estranged hubby, Elikem Kumordzie, has not only fallen in love with Zimbabwean women but with the local music as well. He has videos on Instagram playing and singing along to Zimbabwean music from artistes such as Winky D and Jah Prayzah, describing them as great Africa...
Ngezi Platinum pin hopes on Owusu 18 April 2018 HARARE – Ngezi Platinum Stars have boosted their hopes of landing their maiden Castle Lager Premiership title after Ghanaian striker Steven Owusu received his work permit last week. Owusu, who was signed from Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea, has missed Madamburo’s first six games of ...
Ghana introduces free secondary education 12 September 2017 ACCRA - A new programme of free secondary school education has started in Ghana. This was a key campaign promise of President Nana Akufo-Addo who was elected last year. The 400,000 students entering secondary school this year will also receive free textbooks, meals and other benefits. ...
Mugabe returns, jets off to Ghana 6 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe returned home from Singapore yesterday morning — where he had gone for a medical check-up — but will have little time to either rest or knuckle down to business in his office as he is scheduled to fly out this morning, to attend Ghana’s independence celebrations. ...
'Ghana President behind Tsvangirai' 9 January 2017 HARARE - Ghana's newly-inaugurated leader Nana Akufo-Addo has apparently pledged to help opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to ensure that Zimbabwe stages both free and fair polls in 2018. This emerged after Akufo-Addo and the Movement for Democratic for Change (MDC) leader had engaged in wha...
'Zim must learn from Ghana' 9 January 2017 HARARE - Our News Editor, Gift Phiri, spoke to MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa, who accompanied party president Morgan Tsvangirai to Saturday’s inauguration of Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: How would you describe Tsvangirai’s engag...
Tsvangirai, Ghana president in private talks 7 January 2017 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to hold private talks with newly-elected Ghanaian President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo soon after his inauguration, the Daily News learnt. Tsvangirai was invited to Akufo-Addo's swearing-in ceremony expected to be held in...
Tsvangirai invited to Ghana 6 January 2017 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy Nelson Chamisa have been invited to newly-elected Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo’s inauguration on Saturday. The duo will join about 6 000 guests — including Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu — expected at t...
Dictators can be removed democratically 14 December 2016 HARARE - Recent victories in Gambia and Ghana by opposition political party leaders Adama Barrow and Nana Akufo-Addo respectively show that the winds of change are blowing in Africa. The Daily News spoke to analysts on how significant this development is to African politics and more so lessons...
'Mugabe won't listen to boys, girls' 18 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe envoy to Ghana — Pavelyn Tendai Musaka — has derisively told President Robert Mugabe's critics that they are wasting time plotting to topple him. Describing them as little boys and girls, Musaka said Mugabe was unmoved by the criticism that he has received on social media and...
'9 dead' in Ghana Eid party stampede 7 July 2016 ACCRA - Nine people have died in Ghana's second city, Kumasi, following a stampede at a party to mark the end of Ramadan, local media report. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital and one person is in a critical condition, Joy FM reports. There are conflicting reports of the cause of We...
Ghana president urges calm over leaked security memo 15 April 2016 ACCRA - Ghana's President John Mahama has warned against panic after a leaked security memo revealed that militant Islamists were planning to attack the West African state. The memo said the information was obtained from a man held in Ivory Coast over last month's deadly attack on a beach reso...
Ghana petrol station inferno kills 175 in Accra 5 June 2015 ACCRA - Some 175 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, officials say. The fire on Wednesday night started as people in the city were trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power. The flooding hampered rescue e...
Mighty Warriors bemoan shoddy preparations 15 April 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe women’s football team captain Felistas Muzongondi feels shoddy preparations were the team’s Achilles heel in the failed bid to qualify for the 2015 African Games. The Mighty Warriors bowed out of the competition when they lost 4-3 on aggregate to Ghana in the final qualifying...
Mighty Warriors out 15 April 2015 HARARE – Mighty Warriors coach Rosemary Mugadza blamed goalkeeper Chido Dzingirai for conceding two soft goals after her side was knocked out of the 2015 All Africa Games final qualifier by Ghana on Sunday. Dzingirai conceded a long range shot from Diana Ankoma in 19th minute before scoring an...
Let Thursday incident not mar a good final 7 February 2015 JOHANNESBURG - The outstanding 3-0 semi-final win by Ghana over bitter hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday night has definitely been overshadowed by the violence that rocked that outstanding match. Few will talk of some breathtaking soccer played by Ghana on their way to the final where they w...
Bafana have what it takes 6 December 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The highlight of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations draw that took place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, was Group C which brought together Bafana Bafana, Algeria, Ghana and Senegal. Needless to say soon after the draw, many critics admitted Group C was the Group of Death and anyone w...
Morocco denies withdrawing as Cup host 17 October 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Morocco has not withdrawn as host of the African Cup of Nations, the minister of information said on Thursday, denying reports that fears over the Ebola outbreak caused the country to give up the tournament.But Mustapha Khalfi, who was also the official government spokesman, said M...
Zim's Afcon bid faces strong challenge 8 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe will battle it out against six other countries for the right to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced. The six other countries vying to host the finals are: Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya and Sudan. ...
African teams' World Cup conduct shameful 5 July 2014 JOHANNESBURG - A few writers caught my attention this week following failure by African teams to advance past the second round of the ongoing 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. One African columnist termed the outrageous and avaricious nature displayed by African players at the World Cup as both e...
Ghana bow out of World Cup 27 June 2014 LONDON - Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the tournament but missed a glut of other chances as Portugal’s 2-1 win over incident-hit Ghana yesterday was not enough to make the second round as both sides exited the World Cup. Portugal finished level on four points with the United State...
Ghana deny match-fixing claims 24 June 2014 LONDON - Fresh match-fixing claims are set to cast a shadow over the World Cup in the wake of allegations that officials connected to the Ghanaian FA were prepared to rig international friendly matches. As part of a joint investigation with Channel 4's Dispatches, the Daily Telegraph filmed a ...
Africa's embarrassing 2014 WC reps 21 June 2014 JOHANNESBURG - One week into the 2014 World Cup and one thing which has become so obvious is that soccer on the African continent has alarmingly gone backwards instead of moving forward. Countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria carried so much hope for the continent but after a week of huge ...
Germany wary of wounded Ghana 21 June 2014 FORTALEZA - Germany will be hoping history doesn't repeat itself when they tackle Ghana in their second World Cup Group G match at Fortaleza tonight. Historically, Die Mannschaft has a tradition of winning their opening group match at World Cup finals, only to struggle in their second game. ...
USA snatch dramatic win over Ghana 17 June 2014 NATAL - John Brooks headed a late winner for USA in a dramatic finale to their opening Group G game against Ghana. Clint Dempsey put USA ahead on 29 seconds with the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history, cutting inside John Boye before sweeping home. Dempsey has scored in three succe...