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Ghanaian president bans the purchase of new vehicles for govt ministries

Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently banned the purchase of new vehicles for ministries, departments and agencies to save money to fund other ambitious projects. The ban, a commendable austerity measure has been widely applauded. However, the ban stands in stark contradiction to Akufo-Addo’s recent appointment of 110 ministers. The elephant-size cabinet has been widely condemned as huge burden on government expenditure.

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Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: First black female neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital

We start this week with heartwarming news, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first black female neurosurgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Abu-Bonsrah left Ghana at the age of 15, and has been in the U.S for nearly 11 years. The first physician in her family, including the extended family, Abu-Bonsrah was matched with Johns Hopkins Hospital to specialize in Neurological Surgery. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.

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Asamoah Gyan is found guilty of ‘unethical’ hair

A footballer’s hairstyle is probably the last thing you’d expect to be a source of controversy or news in football. The United Arab Emirates Football Association has been keen to enforce its laws on what it has called unethical hair, and a number of footballers face a ban over unethical hairstyles. Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan is among a list of 46 players found guilty of breaking the football association’s guidelines on hairstyles.

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World celebrates Komla Dumor’s legacy: Entries open for Komla Award

BBC and the world continues to celebrate Komla Dumor’s legacy through the annual award, the Komla Dumor Journalism Award, which seeks to identify the best African journalist for the BBC World News. The award, which is now in its third year has selected the best talented journalists from across the continent. Applications for the 2017 award are now open, and talented journalists are encouraged to apply.

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Gabon 2017: All set for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament

Africa’s biggest soccer showcase, the Africa Cup of Nations is certainly upon us, kicking off tomorrow (Saturday), the 14th of January. Hosts Gabon will get the ball rolling in the opening match in Libreville tomorrow in a game against debutants The Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau, in a Group A clash. We wish all the 16 teams participating in the tournament the very best. Let the 2017 games begin.

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Fraudsters operate bogus U.S. embassy in Ghana for 10 years, and issued visas for $6,000

A crime ring of Ghanaian and Turkish citizen masterminded one of the most daring cons of all time, running a fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana for 10 years, which issued visas for $6,000. The bogus embassy opened thrice a week, flew a U.S. flag and inside hung a photo of President Barack Obama. The gang did not accept walk ins but recruited its customers from remote parts of West Africa, and the gang was only busted after a tip-off from an informant. The tip-off led to the creation of an international task force, which investigated the matter leading to the arrest of ring members, and closure of the fake embassy.