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Mother’s Day 2017: Google celebrates motherhood with a special ‘cactus mom’ doodle

Today Africans across the continent celebrate Mother’s Day. Google used its doodle to pay tribute to mothers. The animated doodle shows the story of a cactus mom through various stages of motherhood. The doodle honours mothers across the world and celebrates the sacrifices mothers make for their children. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the world, and we thank you for all the sacrifices, and love.

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Ghanaian Edward Enninful appointed new British Vogue Editor

Ghanaian-born Edward Enninful has been named as the new editor of the British Vogue, making him the first black male editor of one of the most respected, and famous fashion magazines. The widely experienced 44 year-old, a former fashion model, and a renowned stylist will commence his duties on August 1, 2017 as the publication’s first male editor in its 101-year history. Congratulations on the appointment.

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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.