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Swiss court suspends IAAF rules barring Caster Semenya

The Swiss Supreme Federal Court has suspended the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations affecting Caster Semenya’s ability to run. Semenya has challenged a rule forcing her to lower her testosterone levels to compete with women, even as judges labelled the regulations “discriminatory”. Her lawyer Gregg Nott says the …

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Ghana registering Burkinabe refugees in Sissala East

Security personnel are registering Burkina Faso nationals who have pitched camps in two communities in the Sissala East Municipality in the Upper West Region as refugees. The two communities are Bank and Pido. According to the Municipal Police Commander, DSP Mr Stephen Abanga, as at now they have registered 115 …

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Ban donations to street children beggars – the Kampala example

One of the forward-looking news items during the past week that should gladden the hearts of child rights activists was headlined, “Kampala bans donations to street children.” According to a BBC story published by the Daily Graphic on May 24th, city Councillors in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, have made it criminal offence …

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Four Ghanaians deported from Nigeria over false identity claims

Four Ghanaian nationals living in Nigeria have been deported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has said. In a statement dated May 30 2019, the Ministry said the four were deported on March 22, 2019, over alleged falsification of Nigerian identity. “The Federal Republic of Nigeria on 22nd …

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UK politician of Ghanaian descent eyes Theresa May’s post

The British politician of Ghanaian descent, Samuel Phillip Gyimah, has announced his bid to take over from Prime Minister Theresa May. The 42-year-old former Universities Minister is the first contender trying to succeed Theresa May by backing a referendum on any Brexit deal. Sam Gyimah has become the thirteenth candidate to …

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Liverpool beat Spurs to become champions of Europe for sixth time

Liverpool erased the disappointment of last season’s Champions League final loss by claiming the trophy for the sixth time with victory over Tottenham in Madrid. It was Mohamed Salah, such a disconsolate figure when he was injured early in that loss to Real Madrid, who set Liverpool on their way …

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Akufo-Addo presents Ghana’s climate change agenda at R20 Summit

President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his government has taken the policy decision to integrate climate action into Ghana’s national development agenda. Ghana’s climate action is contained in the Co-ordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (2017- 2022). According to President Akufo-Addo, the Paris Agreement and SDG Goal No. 13, which …

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