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Equatorial Guinea stays silent on Jammeh\'s presence Modern Ghana

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Officials in Equatorial Guinea refused to comment on Sunday on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country. But in a statement, Equatorial Guinea\'s opposition denounced the presence of Jammeh, whose 22-year reign was marked by systematic human rights abuses, on their soil. Ja ... read more...

14 members of pro-govt militia killed in Mali attack Modern Ghana

Bamako (AFP) - A pro-government militia in Mali said that it had lost 14 fighters in an attack blamed on former rebels, three days after a suicide car bomber left more than 70 dead. Some 77 people were killed and 120 wounded in the suicide blast Wednesday which targeted a camp in northern Gao housing former rebels and pro-government militia -- w ... read more...

Gyan steers Ghana into Cup of Nations quarter-finals Modern Ghana

Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan\'s goal was enough to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday. On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew\'s cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive t ... read more...

Mauritius premier to step down for son sparks tension Modern Ghana

Port Louis (Mauritius) (AFP) - Mauritius is bracing for political turmoil after Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth announced on Saturday he would be stepping down to make way for his son, Parvind. I will tender my resignation on Monday as president of the republic. I will relinquish my place to a younger and more dynamic leader, Pravind Jugnauth, ... read more...

Migrants pitch in on Italy avalanche relief effort Modern Ghana

Penne (Italy) (AFP) - A group of asylum-seeking African migrants on Saturday joined volunteers helping the relief effort at an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy.. Originally from Senegal and Guinea, the young migrants had previously done volunteer humanitarian work in Turin and offered to help after the region was hit by th ... read more...

Cup of Nations hosts face decisive Cameroon date Modern Ghana

Libreville (AFP) - Veteran Gabon goalkeeper Didier Ovono has called for the country to unite behind the team as they face the prospect of having to beat Cameroon on Sunday to stay in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Panthers have so far only managed two 1-1 draws against Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso, form that has not been good enough to rouse t ... read more...

Matip given FIFA clearance to return for Liverpool Modern Ghana

London (AFP) - Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been cleared to return to action with the Premier League club after FIFA resolved the Cameroon international\'s status on Friday. Matip recently claimed he had retired from international football and did not want to play for Cameroon despite their attempts to call him up for the ongoing Africa Cup ... read more...

Aubameyang \'will never join Bayern\', but drops exit hint Modern Ghana

Berlin (AFP) - Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he could leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer -- but has insisted he will never join their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich. I will never go to Bayern, that is for sure, Aubameyang told new German sports daily FussballBild, which launched on Friday, while on Africa Cup of Natio ... read more...

Micho, the \'soldier and servant of African football\' Modern Ghana

Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - There is no bigger showroom than the Africa Cup of Nations, says Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic, and making it to this year\'s tournament in Gabon has thrust him and his team into the limelight. The articulate and engaging Serbian has been working towards this moment since first arriving on the continent in 2001, an ... read more...

The 5 previous West African military interventions Modern Ghana

Paris (AFP) - West African nations have a long history of sending their military forces to intervene in neighbouring countries, under the umbrella of a regional cooperation bloc. Created in 1975, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) focuses mainly on resolving regional conflicts. In the case of The Gambia, where ECOWAS has t ... read more...

Algeria\'s Islamists unify ranks ahead of April poll Modern Ghana

Algiers (AFP) - Algeria\'s Islamist parties are joining forces ahead of April parliamentary elections in hope of reversing a long political decline and having a greater say in the future of the North African country. But they face a firmly anti-Islamist government and an electorate with bitter memories of violence between Islamist militants and t ... read more...

AfDB Approves US $1-Million Humanitarian Emergency Grant To Tanzania To Mitigate Effects Of Earthquake In Kagera Region Modern Ghana

Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire, January 19, 2017 ndash; People affected by the earthquake which hit the Kagera region, in northwestern Tanzania, in September last year will get some relief from a humanitarian emergency grant approved by the African Development Bank Group rsquo;s Board last week. The assistance will help to meet urgen ... read more...

Senegal end dismal run by reaching last eight Modern Ghana

Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) - Senegal put a string of disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaigns behind them Thursday by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarter-finals. The Group B match was all but over as a contest after only 13 minutes in Gabonese city Franceville after Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Henri Sai ... read more...

Mane scores as Senegal reach quarter-finals Modern Ghana

Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) - Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored as Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in Franceville Thursday to become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. The Senegalese Teranga Lions burst out of the blocks in the southeastern Gabonese city to score twice within 13 minutes through Mane and Henri Saiv ... read more...

The U.S. Vs China On Globalization Modern Ghana

The contrast was striking. While Donald Trump has promised a retreat of the United States from the world stage, China made a bold statement here at Davos that it rsquo;s willing to fill the void left by Washington when it comes to globalization. President Xi Jinping was the first Chinese President to address the World Economic Forum, a ga ... read more...

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