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Corruption, murder and how Ghana’s football has ground to a halt

At 4:49pm, the final whistle of an outstanding top flight match between AshantiGold and Aduana Stars was blown in the mining town of Obuasi. Unknown to everyone in Ghana, this game, on 6 June 2018, would be the last competitive match to be played for a long time. At that same moment, 235km away in Ghana’s capital, Accra, thousands were

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Powerful Tips from 5 of the Top Businesswomen in Africa

Grace Obeng

Over the years, many African women have been conditioned to believe that their place is only reserved for the kitchen, but these five business women are cut from a different cloth because they refused to settle for the mundane. They have defied the norm and set themselves apart as women the younger generation could look up to. Here are 5

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US Gov’t Imposes Visa Restrictions On Ghanaian Ministers, MPs And Their Families

The United States (US) government has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana government officials such as Ministers of State and Members of Parliament, over a long-standing issue between the two countries. The decision by the US government, is as a result of the failure of the Ghana government to accept into the country Ghanaian nationals removed from the US for various

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Top 10 Richest African Football Players

Africa is indeed a blessed continent filled with great talents in every sector including football. Most African footballers, who play for big teams, are paid immensely for the great work they do on the field of play. After a thorough study by a French publication, Footendirect, the publication made a list of the richest African footballers of all times. The list

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Ghana: Detained Nigerian Breaks His Silence Over Kidnapped Takoradi Girls

It seems the Ghana Police is finally making some headway regarding the three Takoradi kidnapped girls, following claims by the main suspect that they’re still alive, according to the Gender and Social Protection Minister, Cynthia Morrison. There has been a huge public outcry, over the failure of the police to find three girls who were kidnapped in 2018. The three,

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Fact Check: Is California’s GDP Larger Than That of Africa’s Combined?

WakeUpAfrica’s assessment of recently published data by the African Development Bank, can confirm that the US state of California has a larger gross domestic product than that of all African countries put together. In 2017, the combined GDP of 54 African countries was $2.24 Trillion, according to the most recent data from the African Development Bank. California’s GDP was $2.798

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