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  • Ghana win to end host India’s FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign

    NEW DELHI: Rank outsiders India ended their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign in a cry of pain and agony as they were handed a 0-4 thrashing by two-time champions Ghana in their final group match on Thursday...

    The Indians played their hearts out in the final Group A game but that was not enough as formidable Ghana outplayed them in all departments...

  • At least 90 people killed in Ghana petrol station fire

    ACCRA: At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said on Thursday...

    Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama described the loss of life as “catastrophic and almost unprecedented”, as he toured the scene of the disaster on Thursday morning...

  • Blast at petrol station leaves 90 dead in Ghana

    ACCRA (Ghana): An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital killed around 90 people sheltering from a storm early on Thursday, emergency services said, in the worst disaster to strike the West African state in more than a decade...

    It was Ghana’s worst disaster since more than 120 people died in May 2001 in a stampede at the national stadium during a football match, a police spokesman said...

  • Ghana to remove Gandhi statue for his ‘alleged racism’

    DAKAR: Ghana will move a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from its main university because of his “alleged past racist comments”, the foreign ministry said, while paying tribute to Gandhi’s role as a civil rights leader...

    A group of lecturers and students began campaigning for the Indian nationalist leader’s statue to be removed shortly after it was installed at the university in June as a symbol of friendship between Ghana and India...

  • Ghana’s new president sworn in peacefully

    ACCRA: Ghana’s newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on Saturday in a peaceful handing over of power that stood out in a region facing political crises...

    Akufo-Addo, 72, a former attorney general and foreign minister, won the Dec 7 election on his third run for Ghana’s highest office, defeating incumbent John Dramani Mahama with the largest margin of victory for a presidential candidate since 1996...

  • Ghana reach semis, Egypt edge Morocco

    PORT GENTIL: Brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew scored as Ghana beat a spirited Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1 in Oyem to reach the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup finals on Sunday...

    They were joined in the last four by Egypt, who later rode their luck to defeat Morocco 1-0 in Port Gentil with a late strike from substitute Mahmoud Kahraba, the first time in 31 years they have beaten their north African rivals...

  • Gyan takes Ghana through; Egypt boost chances

    PORT GENTIL: Ghana became the second side to book a quarter-final place at the African Nations Cup finals in Gabon when they edged Mali 1-0 at the Stade de Port Gentil on Saturday...

    Experienced forward Asamoah Gyan headed the only goal of the first match of the day in a Group ‘D’ double-header in the Gabonese port city to become his country’s leading all-time scorer in the continental championship with an eighth career strike across...

  • Cameroon stun Ghana to reach African Cup of Nations final

    Instead, Cameroon’s youngsters described by their coach as a bunch of friends who just like to play football knocked out mighty Ghana on Thursday and set up a title decider against record seven-time champions Egypt in Libreville on Sunday...

    Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 to return to the final for the first time since 2008, and did it with most of the top stars still in...

  • US lawmakers in Ghana, mark 400 years since first slave shipment

    ACCRA: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the “grave evil” of slavery in a speech to Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday marking 400 years since the first shipment of enslaved Africans to America...

    Ghana has designated 2019 the “Year of Return” both to commemorate the Africans forced into slavery and to encourage their descendants in the US to “come home”...

  • Pakistan seeking normal relations with India

    WASHINGTON: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said on Thursday that Pakistan wants to have a normal relationship with India, but New Delhi had suspended the bilateral dialogue process...

    We want to have normal relationship with India...

  • Pakistan desires good relations with all its neighbours: PM

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Tuesday that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and desires good relations with all countries, particularly its neighbours...

    Addressing the passing out parade of graduating cadets at Pakistan Air Force Academy (PAF) Asghar Khan in Risalpur, the prime minister said Pakistan, despite its desire for peaceful co-existence, was not oblivious to its duties...

  • Iran wants expanded relations with Pakistan: Zarif

    ISLAMABAD: In a day-long visit to Islamabad on Thursday Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made a strong pitch for expanded relations with Pakistan offering greater economic, energy and security cooperation...

    Mr Zarif articulated his proposal in meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz and members of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee...

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