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          Dreams to reality?: Right to Dream, FC Nordsjælland and female football migration from Ghana to Denmark      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dreams to reality? Right to Dream, FC Nordsjælland and female football migration from Ghana to Denmark

Agergaard, S. & Darby, P. 2018 Book of Abstracts, 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS, 4-7 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland. European College of Sport Science, s. 588

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceabstrakt i proceedingForskningpeer review

TitelBook of Abstracts, 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS, 4-7 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland
ForlagEuropean College of Sport Science
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-9818414-1-1
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Peer reviewJa
Begivenhed23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS - Dublin, Irland
Varighed: 4 jul. 20187 jul. 2018


Konference23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS

          Italian Coastguard ship with 67 migrants to dock at Italian port      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Rome, July 11 (IANS/AKI) Italian Coastguard's Diciotto vessel carrying 67 rescued migrants will dock at an Italian port on Wednesday, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said.

The Interior Ministry said no Italian port had yet been indicated for the Diciotti to dock at.

The migrants will be disembarked at an Italian port and questioned, Transport Ministry sources said earlier.

The migrants, who include 12 Sudanese, 23 Pakistanis, seven Palestinians, 10 Libyans, four Algerians, four Moroccans, two Egyptians, a Bangladeshi, a Ghanaian, a Chadian, a Nepalese and a Yemeni, were transferred to the Diociotto after they were rescued off Libya by an Italian commercial ship, the Vos Thalassa, on Monday.

The Vos Thalassa responded to a distress call from a boat adrift off the Libyan coast and picked up the migrants after arriving on the scene before the Libyan Coastguard. However, it was not allowed to dock in Italy.

Toninelli earlier tweeted that there would be investigations to punish "troublemakers" aboard the Vos Thalassa. Two of the migrants, a Ghanaian and a Sudanese national, allegedly made death threats to the ship's crew members.

It was not clear if the alleged death threats were made before or after Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to allow the Vos Thalassa to dock at an Italian port.

It was the first time an Italian rescue ship was turned away from an Italian port due to the government's hardline policy and represented a new development in the fiery debate around migration.



          Patrick Alotey: Ghanaian boxer headlines Cabic Big Fight Night on August 11 at Bukom Boxing Arena      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Patrick Alotey, the defending champion of the WBO Africa Super Welterweight Champion will face-off with the challenger, BADRU LUSAMBYA from UGANDA.
          Kuli-Kuli      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Kuli-kuli is a popular Nigerian snack made from crushed peanuts. Often colloquially referred to as groundnuts, peanuts are a staple crop in several West African countries. High in protein and fat, groundnut-based foods such as kuli-kuli provide an inexpensive option for a quick and satiating bite.

Kuli-kuli originated in Northern Nigeria, but is now widely enjoyed throughout the country and across Benin, Northern Cameroon, and Ghana. Often referred to as groundnut cakes or groundnut chips, the snacks come in a dazzling array of shapes and sizes, from small, rolled globes to spiraled cones.

The process of making kuli-kuli can be labor-intensive, especially for those not using heavy-duty machinery. After the peanuts have been dry-roasted, they must be stone-ground, milled, or blended into a paste and mixed with ginger, chicken bouillon, hot pepper, and other spices. To give the snack its iconic crunch, kuli-kuli makers carefully press the paste to remove any excess oil. Once dry, the mixture can be shaped and deep-fried.

Diners eat kuli-kuli plain, topped with a bit of sugar, or crushed and mixed into other dishes such as soaked garri (a powdery mixture often based on grain or maize) or soup. It can also be used as a flavorful topping for salads or yogurt, and some kuli-kuli fans even add it into smoothies for a protein (and flavor) kick. As far as deep-fried foods go, it's one of the most versatile in both form and function. But no matter the shape, its flavor and crunch is consistently beloved among those who try it.

          7/11/2018: LIFE: DUCHESS MEGHAN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The newly married royal opted for a custom olive ensemble from Ralph Lauren for Monday’s christening of nephew Prince Louis, her first royal baptism since marrying Prince Harry. Meghan’s shortsleeved, kneelength dress continued a couple of fashion...
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The Ghanaian warrior queen who went to war to protect the Golden Stool of the Ashanti Kingdom.
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Koko Roma and my brother movie star#ghana🇬🇭 #nigerianwedding #southafrica #kinshasa #london #paris #newyork #la #lasvegas #japan #zimbabwe #tanzania🇹🇿 #canada🇨🇦 #usa🇺🇸 #congo
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          The Entitlement Mentality And Politics In Ghana...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Much of the corruption related activities are seemingly affiliated to politics with politicians getting the biggest of backlash in the distribution of blames. Corruption is only corruption when it involves a politician, the more reason why the citizenry don rsquo;t have the penchant to pursue lsquo;corrupt rsquo; civil servants the way they do ...
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Accra, July 6, GNA - A relentless legacy, a talented gem, an iconic figure, a sensational and great performer - a prelude to one of Ghana 39;s illustrious music son - Theophilus Tagoe popular known as Castro, whose mysterious disappearance remains a myth to music loving fans all over. Castro 39;s disappearance over the last four years has been ...
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          Stars To Perform At Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 In Johannesburg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jay-Z: Profile

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced that Beyonce, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa, a free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.

The December event is the culmination of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100” campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Executive producers of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe, Patrice Motsepe, Kweku Mandela, Dave Holmes, Declan Kelly, Liza Henshaw and Hugh Evans.

Hosts of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.

The Festival broadcast will be produced by Ben Winston and Fulwell 73 Productions.

Nelson Mandela famously called for this generation to realise an end to extreme poverty in one of his last public speeches, and Global Citizen has campaigned on this message with activist-driven events in Vancouver, London, Brussels, and at the upcoming 2018 Global Citizen Festival to be held in New York’s Central Park on 29 September.

Activists and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on August 21st and can sign up today at, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls. The “Mandela 100” campaign seeks to mobilize USD $1 billion in new commitments for the world’s most marginalised people, with USD $500 million set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide. These investments will be aimed at ending hunger and increasing access to good nutrition, ending neglected tropical diseases, reducing HIV transmission rates, ensuring every child receives a quality education, reforming and repealing sexist laws, providing funding for women’s health and family planning, and ensuring access to clean water and safe sanitation world wide.

“Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest examples of resistance, patience, and forgiveness that our world will ever know. It is our great honour to campaign in his name and answer his call to be the generation to end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, Global Citizen, Co-Founder and CEO.

“Nelson Mandela believed in people’s potential for goodness, and inner potential to change things for the better, for each other and for ourselves he believed that poverty and injustice were man made problems, that we could solve together. One hundred years on from his birthday, this year’s roving Global Citizen Festival will be held in his honour – in Johannesburg on December 2nd. It has been such a pleasure to put together, and all of the artists have been amazing to work with, perhaps because this is a chance for us to show that we all believe in the same things he did: love, acceptance and forgiveness,” said Chris Martin, Global Citizen Festival curator.

“I am pleased to lend my support to the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, in celebration of Madiba’s rich legacy of social justice, compassion and activism. Each one of us must take inspiration from his fight for equality by being the generation to end extreme poverty. We must ensure that no child or adolescent die from preventable causes, including hunger and malnutrition. I call on world leaders, civil society organizations, business leaders and change agents everywhere to join Global Citizen and take action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Graça Machel, Founder and Chairperson, The Graça Machel Trust.

“The future of the world lies in the hands of young people. Over half the world is under the age of 25. We must inspire and support them to be the generation to end extreme poverty. Nelson Mandela believed that poverty is man-made and must be overcome by human action. That’s why I’m delighted to support the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, to call on young people and world leaders to take action for a brighter future for everyone,” said Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General.

Ed Sheeran said, “I’m really looking forward to playing the Global Citizen Festival and paying tribute to Nelson Mandela who has inspired so many to fight for what they believe in. It should be a great day!”

Eddie Vedder said, “It is such an honor to be given the chance to head to South Africa to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s incomparable legacy. He showed an entire generation what it means to be a leader and make a difference for the world’s poor. I’m so grateful that this event will serve as a reminder of his great work and inspire us all to carry on in his name.”

“Nelson Mandela’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man’s ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in,” said Oprah Winfrey. “It is one of the great honours of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life.”

Naomi Campbell said, “I’m truly honoured to celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela by co-hosting the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in South Africa. Madiba was a man whose values and wisdom have left a lasting imprint on this world. I cherish everything he taught me about giving, sharing, and forgiving, and I look forward to celebrating his life on December 2nd.”

Sir Bob Geldof said, “I share my friend Nelson Mandela’s belief that poverty is a manmade condition. And its greatest curse. Global Citizen is carrying on a legacy set in place by one of the kindest, most generous, and most courageous and wisest of leaders that our world has ever seen and I am proud to be a part of Mandela 100. It is time we fulfill his call to eliminate extreme poverty with all its attendant evils.”

A number of world leaders will address the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, who both serve as co-chairs of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Board Director of The Power of Nutrition, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Starting today, music fans and activists can sign up at to be among the first to be notified of the action journey launch. Actions include emailing world leaders, signing petitions, and using social media to generate commitments in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Festival will be the culmination of a six-months long campaign engaging Global Citizens around the world on seven Global Goals:
POVERTY: (Global Goal 1): End all forms of poverty everywhere
ZERO HUNGER (Global Goal 2): End all forms of hunger and malnutrition
HEALTH (Global Goal 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
EDUCATION (Global Goal 4): Ensure every child has access to a quality education
GIRLS & WOMEN (Global Goal 5): End all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere to ensure that #SheIsEqual
WATER & SANITATION (Global Goal 6): Ensure everyone has access to clean water and sanitation
LIFE BELOW WATER (Global Goal 14): addressing the threat plastic pollution poses to the oceans

Global Citizen is proud to join forces with the most forward thinking and innovative organizations committed to the mission and movement of ending extreme poverty.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be presented by Major Partner The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Big Concerts, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partner, HP.

Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030. The organization has taken its action-based model to Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and Canada, and created a platform for activists to learn about the issues they care most about, take action, and earn rewards for doing so.

Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. This year alone Global Citizens have secured 29 commitments totaling over $2.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 501 million people by 2030.


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          275 Blay Buses v. 55 Ambulances: God must kill our leaders – Kwaw Kese (Video)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          The Global Reach Of Gabonese Afro-Zouk Singer Oliver N'goma's Song "Adia" (sound file and selected comments)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series that showcases the song "Adia" performed by Gabonese (Central Africa) Afro-Zouk singer and composer Oliver N'goma (also given as Oliver Ngoma).

Part II showcases a sound file of Oliver N'goma performing "Adia" and presents selected comments from that sound file's discussion thread, with a particular focus on comments from a number of African nations as well as comments from some other nations worldwide.

Click for Part I of this series . Part II presents information about Gabon and information about Oliver N'goma. Part I of this series also showcase a sound file of the song as well as three versions of this song's lyrics (in its original language from Gabon+ French; in English, and in French).

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Oliver N'goma for his musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post. And thanks to the producer of this video and thanks to the publisher of this song file on YouTube.


jennithony, Published on Apr 19, 2008

4,065,894 total # of views [as of July 10, 20181; 12:51 AM EDT]

total # of likes 10K

total # of dislikes 608

total # of comments- 1,056

Most of these selected comments identify the nation that the commenter is in or is from.

These comments are given in relative chronological order, except for replies. English translations by Google Translates are given under comments. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

This compilation doesn't include all of the comments from that discussion thread which identified a geographical place. However, after reading that entire discussion thread to date, I attempted to include at least one comment from every nation that was cited. My apologies if I inadvertently omitted a nation that was cited in that discussion.

1. asadraza5367, 2009
"I remember this song, when i was living in the Caribbean from 1999-2001. It was played a lot at the dance clubs there, along with his other songs like Fely and Bane."

2. Linje Manyozo
"i remember one radio dj playing this song often on radio mbc in malawi. very popular..and ngoma sounds like a malawian name anyway.."

3. dorlika, 2010
"this is pure african musique you feel the heart of africa by listening to this , i remember i was very young when this came out but it still rock , every single country of africa knows this song"

4. Domsta333, 2010
"RIP RIP RIP Olivier Ngoma! King of African Zouk!"

5. Aminah K., 2010
"ça me rappelle mon pays, le Sénégal!!!! Okhooooooo!!!!"
"it reminds me of my country, Senegal !!!! Okhooooooo !!!!"

6. charleslester assoumou, 2010
"Que de bons souvenirs , quelle musique, un salut a partir de Montréal, Québec, Canada"
"What good memories, what music, a salute from Montreal, Quebec, Canada "

7. ibara gaston, 2010
"congolese people respect you , forever in our mind , one of the big left us rest in peace ibaragaston from paris"

8. TheDarinelo, 2010
"Angolan peaple cry for you oliver ngoma R.I.P"

9. monace Productions, 2010
"im from mz.. and im telling you it is still a hit here =)
i love this guy"
“mz”= probably Mozambique

10. cturiel, 2010
"Quel perte pour la musique africaine, puisses tu seulement reposer en paix l'ami ! Au paradis des musiciens ou tu te trouves maintenant tu nous as fait vibrer au son de ton afro zook tellement international. Cela fait plaisir de voir tous ces messages de condoléances affluer de partout dans le monde et cela prouve si il en était besoin que ton sound à su transcender les frontiè les couleurs de peau !!! Pour sûr les enfants auront droit à Bane et Adia en boucle ce soir à la case :-) !!!"
"What a loss for African music, can you only rest in peace the friend! In the paradise of the musicians where you are now you made us vibrate to the sound of your afro zook so international. It is nice to see all these messages of condolence pouring in from all over the world and that proves if it was necessary that your sound knew to transcend the borders ... and the colors of skin !!! For sure the children will be entitled to Bane and Adia loop this evening to the box :-)!"

11. Daryl Richardson, 2010
"in the caribbean too, we love us some Oliver N' gouma"

12. TimF, 2011
"I was clueless of his passing away. His video accidently popped out of a query I was conducting. Being one of his countless endearing fans, I went on to play the video miles away from expecting the awful news that was about to leave me speechless. When one resides within the U.S., one's completely shut off from the outside world!
Thankfully he left us with a cluster of perennial masterpieces and a beautiful voice that will never cease to marvel us. May GOD welcome him with open arms!!"

13. Gaira Alhadi, 2011
"Noli, you went too soon, but God knows best and may light perpetual shine upon you...Your music will live on forever, Love from Sierra Leone."
"Noli" is Oliver N'goma's nickname.

14. eliott jonath, 2011
"olivier ngoma est le plus celebre artist d'afro zouk pour les mauriciens! repose en paix!!"
"olivier ngoma is the most famous Afro zouk artist for the Mauritians! rest in peace!!"

15. Al-Jean J. Sauray, 2012
"Nice, the beat reminds me of the Konpa from Haiti and Martinique -- Nice, Love it1"

16. Willy E. Victoria Ramírez, 2012
"I like this song, great music. I am listen from dominican republic. Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana."
Spanish to English translation : "Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana" = "I like this song, great music. I'm listening from the Dominican Republic."

"I like this song it makes me go crassy wisly am listening it in Belgium [ ik vind de lied heel heel super
Dutch to English translation = "ik vind de lied heel heel super" = "I find the song very whole"

18. Alix, 2012
"that afro music that some of us youngn's grew up hearing :) (SOUTH AFRICA)"

19. Patra Okelo, 2012
"im 2o years old from sudan grew up in nairobi kenya and i listened to tjis song every tuesday it never missed the countdow it feel like im hearing it for the first time.....i love love this one..."

20. gyler972, 2013
"Je suis antillaise et j'ai dansé et vibré sur les sons de ce grand Monsieur à la voix pleine de sensibilité.J'avoue apprécié d'avantage l'afro zouk (Monique Séka etc...)au zouk purement antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Paix à son âme.Merci pour les émotions qu'il nous a donner."

21. gyler972, 2013
"I am West Indian and I danced and vibrated on the sounds of this great gentleman with a voice full of sensitivity. I have enjoyed more afro zouk (Monique Séka etc ...) zouk purely antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Peace to his soul.Thanks for the emotions he gave us."

22. Anibal DaSilva, 2013
"Noli, we Cape Vedeans love you. Rest in Peace!
Paz a tua alma!"
Portuguese to English translation: "Paz a tua alma!" = "Peace to your soul!"

23. MrKoolvictor, 2013
"Manu Lima a Capeverdian producer helped with the tracks. Great music. viva Afrika"

24. sami guelawe Palm, 2013
"la musique africaine en general te donne la chaire de poule. comme un sage à tes cotés. très éducative en general la musique afrique; on se diverti mais éducative. Le journalisme africain est notre musique. Très sociale e éducative. chaque matin, nous écoutons nos journaux à travers ces chanteurs qui nous donnent beaucoup. Bref d'enchainer avec les media et journaux."
"African music in general gives you goose bumps. like a wise man by your side. very educational in general music africa; we are entertained but educative. African journalism is our music. Very social and educational. every morning we listen to our newspapers through these singers who give us a lot. In short to chain with the media and newspapers."

25. Richardson Mzaidume, 2013
"It's unfortunate that he passed away without having seen him perform live. I'd have paid whatever amount. African politics also revolve around colonial times. As result, us from Anglophone Africa know very little about musicians from Francophone Countries. It's sad but true. Gone too soon!!"

26. peace kazungu, 2013
"Rip Ngoma now i talk on behalf of Ugandans even though we don't understand the mean ,but the music so good it sounds ."
"Rip" = "Rest in peace"

27. kevin wamaya, 2013
"mad respect from KENYA!! my father loved this song so much. it reminds me of the good times we had together"
"Mad respect" = an African American Vernacular English phrase meaning "lots of respect"

28. joseph mcgill, 2014
"I'm Liberian and a huge zouk fan and noli is my all time zouk favorite. His voice and rhythm gives you an indescribable feeling. Rip noli you sure are missed"

29. SuperPeace1970, 2014
"i have no idea what he is saying, however this music is soothing to my soul!! Loving this....from the U.S. Virgin Islands"

30. James Gitonga, 2014
"Wish i could turn back the hands of time.Gone are the days.RIP Oliver.
Kenyan in Krefeld,Germany."

31. Tim Harvey, 2014
"I just feel exactly the same! I'm in Germany too"

32. elisabeth tenberge, 2014
"we from Surinam (South America) also knew his songs.
oh man what a rhythm"

33. Arturo, 2014
"wwwooooowww que riiiitmo. Supremo. Para bailar y bailar sin parar"
Spanish to English translation: "wwwooooowww what riiiitmo. Supreme." = "Wow. What rhythm Supreme. To dance and dance without stopping"

34. essenamism
"Cette chanson me rappelle mon enfance au Togo. Je ne peux pas cesser de verser des larmes quand j écouté cette chanson et c est pour cette raison que j écouté rarement cette chanson aujourd'hui . Cette chanson me rappelle les amis d enfance et les rues de Lomé . Tout a changé . Les rues ne sont plus les même . Les amis sont tous mort ou à l étrange ou très pauvre."
"This song reminds me of my childhood in Togo. I can not stop shedding tears when I listened to this song and that is why I rarely listened to this song today. This song reminds me of childhood friends and the streets of Lome. Everything changed . The streets are not the same anymore. Friends are all dead or strange or very poor."

35. SuperCapuka, 2014
"Boy i was 5 when i used to stay up till 5 am when we had party's at home, and this song remembers me of those days, life in Europe wasnt great but everyone was happy! We didn't had much but we shared among us Africans look at how we are separated now due to litle money! R.I.P Oliver N'Gomma, great songs!"

36. Marcos Bile by nze. 2015
"Mi infancia en Gabón"
"My childhood in Gabon"

37. Nature Isle, 2015
"ahhh memories!!! Oliver's songs always brings me to tears.these good old days will never come back!!"

38. embe1, 2015
"Thanks so much! Listened to him as a small boy, didn't know he was from Gabon until right this minute. Always thought he was from Cameroon."

39. Léon-Paul BOUNOMBAR, 2015
"je saivas connu Oliver Ngoma dans les années 1977 en classe de 4éme au Lycée Technique National O. Bongo à Libreville. Des années plus tard, j'apprendrai qu'il serait devenu un célèbre musicien. Que son corps repose en paix dans les profondeurs du néant."
"I knew Oliver Ngoma in 1977 in 4th class at the O. Bongo National Technical High School in Libreville. Years later, I will learn that he would become a famous musician. May his body rest in peace in the depths of nothingness."

40. Lil Mal, 2015
"forget Redsun and the likes.. now this is what i call muuussiiiiiic!!! a kenyan in the UK"

41. MySt Justin, 2016
"Nice music make me remember 90s in librevile lovely city"
Libreville is the capitol of Gabon.

42. Appiah Eric, 2016
"I'm Ghanaian but I like Adia, a song by Oliver Ngoma"

43. yashouberry, 2016
"Mauritius? someone? ok im alone,,"

44. lapologang semong, 2016
"Am from Botswana and i love this song very much ,true african music.."

45. Bravia muyakane, 2016
"From Nairobi Kenya, Is all about Originality and not faking. I love this piece."

46. EL MIMOUNI Abla, 2016
"I am from Morocco and I love this music which make me feel extra happy, dancing like nobody watching ;)"

47. henrietta swen, 2016
"I 'm from Liberia, this song make me think on so many things during our civil war."

48. Ettie Manjo, 2017
"Hello, my family is from Liberia, but I was born in America. I know it was hard back then auntie, but thankfully Liberia is getting better now. My father used to play this song allllll the time, I basically grew up listening to Oliver Ngoma."

49. Tawanda Chakupeta, 2016
"I'm a zimbo this music is good"
My guess is that "Zimbo" means "Zimbabwe; "a person from Zimbabwe".

50. Ghuma Bama, 2016
"when i hear this Song i remenber my wonderfull childhood in Angola:) granda queta. ..😎"

51. loise mbaye, 2016
"am loise from kenya this song is awesome even if i dont understand the words it makes me feel so relaxed"

52. Gaelle M, 2016
"Mon enfance à Saint-Martin! jusqu'à mtn je l'entends. Une belle étoile qui nous a laissé de merveilleuses chansons qu'on n'oubliera jamais! R.I.P grand Monsieur"
"My childhood in Saint-Martin! until I hear it. A beautiful star who has left us wonderful songs we will never forget! R.I.P tall gentleman"

53. Katongole Paulinho II, 2016
"anyone from Uganda here??"

54. Roland Ainembabazi, 2016
"+Katongole Paulinho II Here iam.. i love the song so much, it just reminds me of how Wonderful African classics are, and above all of how African music is real music"

55. Prémices Lw, 2016
"who listen this in April 2016 like me ? vieux bons souvenirs!"
"vieux bons souvenirs" = "old good memories"

56. Priscah Wairimu, 2017
"Prémices Lwanzo am listening 2017 April😂love love Oliver ngoma songs though can't understand but i do enjoy. ...From Kenya👌"

57. Cathrine Ntore, 2018
"Priscah Wairimu still listening December 2017 I so love Oliver Ngoma thought I was the only one from Kenya"

58. Esperanza Dias, 2017
"tolle musik höre ich mir fast täglich an und die anderen Songs auch.Andenken an früher in einer Disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"
German to English translation = "I listen to great music almost every day and the other songs too. Remembering at a disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"

59. Marie Sambou, 2017
"love from Gambia :) :) :) :) :) : ) :) :) :)"

60. Essy Mirembe, 2017
"I really love and appreciate how a song can brew so much love and unity among us all...... God bless Africa...Rip Mr.Oliver Ngoma

61. N Jame, 2017
"One love to mother Africa!"

62. Masaba Masaba, 2017
"Am still loving Oliver Music ..Here in Uganda Kampala"

63. Owen Sampule, 2018
"Gabonese People please translate for us. It will make pipo enjoy the music even more."
Lyrics for this song can be found by clicking (Part I of this pancocojams series).

64. 20x5 lao atr, 2017
"Merci, enfin la traduction d'une chanson très populaire en Nouvelle-Calédonie ! Thanks so much ;)"
"Thank you, finally the translation of a very popular song in New Caledonia! Thanks so much;)"

[Note: That comment was written to a commenter who posted the French translation of "Adia"'s lyrics]

65. Edith Hoff, 2017
"edith from atlanta love this song .rest in peace oliver"
Atlanta= Atlanta, Georgia [United States]

"Je suis Sénégalaise et j'adore cette chanson. Elle me rappelle mon premier jour d'école.
"I am Senegalese and I love this song. She reminds me of my first day of school."

67. Abudushakulu Damulira, 2017
"Namibia windhoek city live"

68. TheSushiraw, 2017
"thumbs up from, NORWAY..."

69. My Dental Wig, 2017
"OMG! I danced this song at AFRO-Antillaise parties in FRANCE! Damn!!!!! Cette Terre sait ouvrir sa bouche et engloutir des vies!!!! Suis speechless d'apprendre qu'Olover N'Goma est decede depuis Juillet 2010 et nous sommes le 28 decembre 2016! Repose en paix l'Artiste!"
..."This Earth knows how to open its mouth and swallow lives !!!! Am speechless to learn that Olover N'Goma has died since July 2010 and we are on December 28, 2016! Rest in peace the Artist!"

70. Chris4, 2017
"Composition et Interprétation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programmation et Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cap Vert)
Deux génies de la musique africaine 😃"
"Composition and Interpretation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programming and Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cape Verde)
Two geniuses of African music 😃"

71. SuperCapuka, 2017
"When your kid asks for good and beautiful African music, here is a place to start!"

72. mara louna, 2017
"Africa Africa Africa i love you"

73. Matheus Nkandanga
"I'm from Namibia, I may not understand the language used in this music but it carries some African rhythms and lyrics. RIP Ngoma"

74. fredy adam, 2017
"He was a King, Genius and most of all he was our own brother.... everytime i hear this song my heart gets peace."

75. Natasha Washaya, 2017
"very nice song to dance along to on a wedding, will still have it on mine, it will never get outdated"

76. Unicornfan 246, 2018
"love from togo✊❤💛💚😄"

77. simon creevo, 2018
"Je kiffe trop. Ici Comores"
"je kiffe"= French slang from Arabic; "Je Kiffe trop" = I really enjoy it.

"je suis de Maroc souvenir inoubliable merci infiniment"
"I am from Morocco unforgettable memory thank you very much"

79. Rony Paul, 2018
"Afro-zouk! We truly miss you Mr Oliver N'goma..."

80. Rodgers Gasper, 2018
"am from TANZANIA just by listening this song made my day well."

81. Sophia Youboty, 2018
"Rip my African brother Oliver n from U.S.A. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂"

82. mohamed hussien, 2018
"i am from Ethiopia and I love this song he is songs"

83. Marliq Kigozi, 2018
"This reminds of my early years when everything was real ,life was more simpler and music was real and even people were real can't get enough of this song"

This concludes this two part pancocojams series.

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.his is a nice african song,from Gabon, I love this song
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Source: Acta Oecologica

Author(s): Johannes Penner, Moritz Augustin, Mark-Oliver Rödel


To answer questions such as whether the existing network of protected areas is sufficient, conservation needs data covering complete taxonomic groups and large geographic areas. However, most distributional data sets are either coarse, patchy and/or based solely on expert opinion which is often hard to verify. In addition, not all regions are equally well studied. For example sub-Saharan Africa remains comparatively under-sampled for most taxa, especially Central and Western Africa. However, these regions contain many threatened species, including a high diversity of highly threatened vertebrates - amphibians. To fill this knowledge gap, we extrapolated species occurrence records (n = 15,944) on a 30 arc-seconds grid for most known West African amphibian taxa (92%), using environmental niche modelling and employing relevant environmental parameters (climate, vegetation, elevation & distance to rivers).

We provide, for the first time, a fine scale distribution map of amphibian alpha diversity for the entire West African region. Already known centres of high biodiversity were confirmed (e.g. south-western Ghana and south-eastern Côte d’Ivoire) and new ones were identified (e.g. northern Liberia and the borders of Liberia with Guinea and Sierra Leone). Diversity analyses focusing on unique amphibians, i.e. threatened, endemic and evolutionary distinct species', revealed that areas of high diversity also contained many high conservation-priority species. Herewith, we offer a comprehensive baseline for identifying those areas which are important for amphibian conservation for one of the most periled regions on the continent. Those areas of high diversity were only partly in accordance with previous analyses such as the hotspot definitions, the ecoregion analyses, or analyses of other taxa, highlighting the added new value of our approach. The most outstanding areas of amphibian diversity were only partly covered by the existing network of protected areas. Thus there is an urgent need to devise a regional conservation concept to protect West African amphibians from extinction.

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Au-delà de nous raconter la fièvre du kuduro et de l'Azonto, ce film documentaire plonge dans l'histoire de deux pays en pleine révolution sociétale : l'Angola et le Ghana. Rafraîchissant !
« Fonko »
La plus grande révolution musicale de notre époque est en train de se dérouler là, maintenant, sous nos yeux en Afrique. Et ce n'est pas une simple révolution de sons qui se transcendent en se mélangeant entre eux pour faire émerger l'afrobeat, l'afropop, ou autre afrohouse. Non, cette révolution raconte en filigrane l'histoire des sociétés africaines dans différentes régions entre liberté et répression. Une révolution tout à la fois panafricaine, décomplexée qui allie tradition et modernité.

Kuduro, le son électro brut venu du peuple
C'est en tout cas le parti pris des réalisateurs suédois Göran Hugo Olsson, Lamin Daniel Jadama et Lars Lovén dans la mini-collection de documentaires intitulée Fonko, un mot utilisé aussi bien dans le dialecte mandé (parlé en Afrique de l'Ouest) où il signifie « la chose », tandis qu'en wolof il veut dire « prendre soin de l'autre », comme l'explique d'emblée la chanteuse Neneh Cherry qui commente les trois épisodes. Mêlant des extraits de vidéoclips et de performances live, le premier épisode recueille les témoignages d'artistes influents du Ghana et de l'Angola. À travers des images d'archives, ce documentaire met aussi en lumière l'influence du passé colonial portugais sur les artistes angolais qui tentent de s'affranchir de trois décennies de guerre civile en créant de nouvelles sonorités. En Angola, la violence de la guerre civile a inspiré aux musiciens et aux artistes le kuduro (de Ku duro, littéralement « cul dur » en portugais), un mouvement musical issu des bidonvilles qui transcende les foules. La nouvelle génération va plus loin encore, sans avoir vécu cette guerre, les jeunes kuduristes se lâchent sur les scènes, de par leurs danses, leurs discours.

On découvre des artistes pionniers du style nés dans les années 90 et dont Tony Amado a inventé les pas de danse en Angola en 1996 : « Un jour, j'ai vu un film où Jean-Claude Van Damme dansait en étant saoul (Kickboxer). Il était tellement raide (kuduro). J'ai repris ses pas, accéléré un peu la cadence, et c'est ainsi qu'est née la danse. D'abord boycotté par les médias, le kuduro n'était diffusé que par les candongueiros, petits taxis collectifs de Luanda, et les discothèques populaires de la ville. » Les jeunes Angolais se déhanchent sur ce style débridé que Sebem, l'un des pionniers du genre, a démocratisé. Longtemps associée aux marginaux, cette musique est aujourd'hui l'un des plus grands atouts culturels du pays. Des producteurs et DJ américains comme Diplo, qui a collaboré avec Beyoncé, M.I.A ou Major Lazer, s'inspirent de ce nouveau rythme pour concevoir des albums avec des tonalités africaines qui cartonnent en club.

Quand révolution musicale rime avec révolution sociétale
Mais la répression qui règne dans le pays menace la liberté d'expression des artistes. « Pour l'instant, rien n'a changé. Les stéréotypes ont la vie dure. Mais, ça, on le voit, c'est partout dans le monde. En général, les chansons issues du ghetto symbolisent une couche sociale pauvre », commente un artiste angolais. Contrairement au Ghana, où les musiciens remettent librement en question les traditions, usant de l'ironie et de la parodie à travers l'azonto. Pour les artistes ghanéens, la révolution musicale doit aller de pair avec la révolution de la société.

Ce film nous présente justement certains des artistes les plus spontanés, créatifs et passionnants d'aujourd'hui qui redessinent l'image de l'Afrique, à l'image de Titica, une « kuduriste » transsexuelle renommée en Angola, ou encore de Wanlov the Kubulor, un chanteur ghanéen qui a suscité la polémique en évoquant dans l'une de ses chansons la sexualité des jeunes musulmanes. Dans un voyage depuis Dakar, à l'ouest, en passant par Accra, Lagos et Luanda, jusqu'à Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud, des enregistrements d'époque de Fela Kuti, icône musicale et activiste politique, accompagnent ce périple.

* Fonko, la révolution musicale africaine : Angola et Ghana. De Lamin Daniel Jadama et Lars Lovén (2014).


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Au-delà de textes plus engagés sur le plan politique, Seun Kuti, en digne fils de son père Fela, réveille en musique la mémoire des grands leaders panafricains.
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Faire une interview par Whatsapp entre Paris et Lagos est une gageure qui relève du système D. « Hey man, c'est Lagos, on doit faire avec ! », relativise un Seun Kuti amusé par nos entretiens entrecoupés de grésil et qui se terminent, de guerre lasse, par des envois de messages vocaux. À défaut de rencontrer Seun Kuti de visu, en live à l'Afrikan Shrine, le temple musical fondé par son père Fela, on imagine en tapis sonore le bruit des go-slow, les fameux embouteillages de la capitale nigériane. La voix rauque du dauphin de l'afro-beat se fait entendre.

Black times, c'est le nom du nouvel opus de Seun Kuti présenté au public parisien au Bataclan le 6 mars dernier, avec en première partie le groupe congolais tous azimuts Jupiter et Okwess. Fondé en 1999 le label anglais Strut, qui a contribué à la seconde carrière du parrain du high-life ghanéen Ebo Taylor, était un véhicule idéal pour les ambitions musicales de Seun : « De mémoire, c'est avec Quinton Scott (fondateur du label Strut NDLR) que j'ai effectué ma première tournée en Angleterre. On a toujours eu une relation amicale. Je venais de quitter Sony. C'était le bon moment pour ce partenariat. »

Comme à son habitude, le plus jeune fils de Fela – il est né en 1983 – tape fort dans ce nouvel album aux textes trempés dans l'acide, qui fustigent les gouvernements corrompus. Comment pourrait-il en être autrement ? Dans la famille Kuti, l'engagement politique est presque une marque déposée ! En sus, le titre de l'album Black Times assume une volonté d'unité des peuples noirs, déjà théorisée par l'Afro-Américain William E.B. Du Bois dans son ouvrage de 1903 Les Âmes du peuple noir. « Nous autres Noirs avons besoin de comprendre qui nous sommes. Nos consciences sont affaiblies », estime Seun Kuti. « J'appelle cela Black Times, les moments noirs, car l'histoire collective des Noirs est émaillée de bons et de mauvais moments. Ce titre rappelle qu'on doit connaître notre propre histoire et qui nous sommes vraiment ! »

De Chaka Zulu à Marcus Garvey
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À l'appui de la quête philosophique du chanteur nigérian, on trouve dans l'album de nombreuses références panafricaines : Patrice Lumumba, Nasser, Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara ou encore Chaka Zulu. Dixit Seun : « Garvey, Stokely Carmichael alias Kwame Ture, Sékou Touré, Beko Ransome Kuti, frère de Fela et militant des droits humains, m'ont influencé. Ces figures se sont sacrifiées pour que j'aie cette liberté de pensée aujourd'hui. Tous les acquis de la condition de la femme et de l'homme modernes africains, de l'étudiant jusqu'au chauffeur de bus, sont le résultat de grands sacrifices. Il faut rendre hommage à ceux qui ont donné leurs ressources, leur énergie, leur sang pour qu'on ait ces opportunités. » Au sein de ce corpus personnel conséquent, Seun Kuti cite volontiers l'intellectuel afro-américain Amos Wilson : « Le docteur est un des théoriciens noirs, décédé en 1995, qui a façonné ma pensée. Je conseille de googler ses discours. Il m'a ouvert les yeux sur les aspects psychologiques de la lutte panafricaine, sur le degré très fort d'endoctrinement des Africains, la dégradation économique et l'inertie politique de nos dirigeants... »

Pour Seun Kuti, le panafricanisme et l'unité des peuples noirs ne sont pas des concepts abstraits : « Je crois en la capacité des Noirs à résoudre leurs problèmes, à trouver des solutions pour leur futur. Partout dans le monde il y a une stigmatisation. L'identité noire est hyper-criminalisée et infantilisée. Nos sociétés ne sont pas suffisamment développées parce qu'on ne nous a pas laissé la chance d'être nous-mêmes, de canaliser notre énergie et de nous assumer de façon pleine et entière. » Afin d'arriver à cette émancipation, Seun Kuti n'exclut pas le recours à la pensée marxiste : « Le marxisme n'est pas éloigné du principe de partage dans les sociétés africaines. Le socialisme faisait partie de la philosophie africaine bien avant que Marx n'invente le communisme. Du marxisme, je retiens que le contrôle de la production devrait bénéficier à l'ensemble du peuple. »

La puissance de l'afrobeat
Sur les diverses scènes, de Paris, à Londres en passant par l'Amérique du Sud, Seun et ses danseuses se sont livrés à la transe de l'afrobeat, ce genre musical aux confluents entre l'high-life du Ghana, la juju nigériane et le funk de James Brown, le tout ponctué par le chekere. Ce cucurbitacée qui a été séché pendant plusieurs mois et vidé de sa pulpe produit un son caractéristique en étant secoué. « Dans toute la musique africaine, il y a un esprit fort qui la rend aussi puissante et énergique. C'est en nous. Ça vient de nos tripes, de notre authenticité », analyse-t-il. Ce rythme hypnotique intronisé par Fela Kuti rend le message politique d'autant plus audible qu'il entre en résonance avec les cuivres de l'Egypt 80. Ce groupe qu'il a fondé dans la foulée du Africa 70 a été ensuite repris par Seun. Le jeune homme y a commencé comme choriste à l'âge de neuf ans : « Je suis très fier de voyager dans le monde entier avec l'Egypt 80. Ce groupe existe grâce au professionnalisme et à la générosité que les membres ont su partager avec moi », rappelle-t-il.

Sur le titre éponyme « Black Times », Seun a fait appel à un aîné issu de la génération de son père le guitar hero Carlos Santana. Engagé politiquement lui-même, Santana a coproduit en 2017 Dolores, un documentaire sur la Latino-Américaine Dolores Huerta, une figure syndicaliste et féministe. On peut presque établir un parallèle avec le parcours exemplaire de Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, la grand-mère de Seun, qui a obtenu le droit de vote pour les femmes nigérianes : « C'est très intéressant la façon dont s'est fait ce featuring avec Carlos. Il a un super état d'esprit », raconte Seun Kuti. « Rencontrer quelqu'un comme lui dont j'ai toujours suivi le parcours et qui valide ce que je fais, ça ne peut que renforcer ma détermination. » Autre point commun entre les deux artistes : leur défense décomplexée des drogues douces. Seun Kuti le dit clairement sur un de ses titres, « Bad Man Lighter » : « C'est un message que j'envoie contre toutes les formes d'hypocrisie sur l'herbe. Les gens ne veulent pas que tu fumes. Même lors des concerts il y a des écriteaux « Interdit de fumer » partout. Mais ça n'empêche pas qu'en coulisse les mêmes personnes s'envoient des drogues dures, de la cocaïne, du crack... »

« Les gouvernements sont des conseils d'administration »
Mais le titre qui est sans doute le plus savoureux et mordant de l'album, c'est « Theory of Goat and Yam », la théorie de la chèvre et de l'igname. Seun Kuti y est encore plus provocateur, maniant la dérision, comme son père l'avait fait en 1976 avec « Zombie », morceau qui s'en prenait à l'armée nigériane. « Ma chanson se moque de l'ancien président nigérian Goodluck Jonathan, pointe Seun Kuti. La raison pour laquelle les politiciens sont corrompus, c'est qu'ils sont trop proches de l'argent. Si tu as un accès aussi facile, tu vas voler. Je fais cette analogie avec l'igname. Si tu donnes de l'igname à ta chèvre, elle va le manger. Notre ancien président était si ridicule que j'avais envie de lui appliquer cette théorie. S'il y a des chèvres qui mangent l'igname que normalement les humains devraient manger, ça veut dire que les humains eux broutent de l'herbe ! C'est le cercle vicieux qui se déroule dans mon pays depuis trop longtemps. »

Dans le même sens, « Giving my vote back » est une critique acerbe du recours au vote électoral que Seun Kuti juge illusoire : « Ce que je dis dans la chanson, c'est que les gouvernements n'existent plus. Ils sont devenus des départements de contrôle public pour les multinationales. Les élites politiques agissent pour les intérêts privés du monde des affaires, pas pour ceux du peuple qu'ils sont censés servir. Ça explique pourquoi les présidents sont les directeurs de ces départements de contrôle public. Les ministres sont devenus des managers. Le Sénat est la partie juridique de cette entité. L'armée et la police en sont le service de sécurité. Et nous, le peuple, devons reprendre le pouvoir à ces gigantesques conseils d'administration déguisés en gouvernements !

Pour sortir de ces engrenages dans lesquels la plupart des gouvernements africains sont englués, Seun Kuti mise sur la refonte des rapports entre le continent et sa diaspora : « On a besoin de bons leaders au sein de la diaspora mondiale pour nous recentrer sur nous-mêmes et recréer du lien. Opérer cette reconnexion qu'a faite Malcolm X au niveau de la diaspora noire et Kwame Nkrumah sur le plan de l'Afrique, à l'époque des combats pour les droits civiques et pour les Indépendances africaines. On doit reconstruire ces ponts. Les gouvernements africains doivent ouvrir des banques d'investissement entre la Terre-mère et les communautés africaines du monde entier. Il faut que partout on puisse bénéficier des opportunités et des ressources en Afrique. Cette terre si riche doit pouvoir nourrir ces enfants partout dans le monde. Ça ne doit pas seulement profiter à des élites cupides et à leurs affidés en Occident. » Dans cette volonté de forger un réseau afro 2.0, Seun Kuti a enregistré avec des rappeurs partageant sa vision : M1 du groupe Dead Prez, en featuring sur son précédent disque A Long Way to The Beginning, sorti en 2014, et Blitz the ambassador du Ghana qui l'a invité la même année sur le titre « Make You no Forget » de son album bien-nommé Afropolitan Dreams : « Ce sont des artistes qui ont des messages positifs et très forts qui parlent à l'ensemble de l'humanité. Ils ne sont pas dans le consumérisme, le capitalisme et autres ismes qui ne sont que des moyens de contrôler l'esprit des gens socialement et économiquement. On partage cette passion de faire une musique qui éveille les consciences à l'échelle planétaire. »

Et si vous avez raté Seun Kuti et ses Egypt 80, soyez rassurés, d'autres dates sont à venir un peu partout : « Cette année est particulièrement chargée. Il faut venir et passer un bon moment avec nous ! » conclut-il.


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À 82 ans, à Paris en juin dernier, le totem du highlife, acclamé par le public parisien, a chanté, à la fois magnifique de dignité et crépusculaire. Ebo Taylor a ébloui le public du New Morning.
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C'était mi-juin dans un New Morning à guichets fermés. Ebo Taylor s'y produisait pour présenter son album Yen ara qui signifie « nous » en langue fante, sorti en avril chez Mr Bongo. À 82 ans, le totem du highlife, acclamé par le public parisien, chantait sur quelques titres, à la fois magnifique de dignité et crépusculaire. Le reste du temps, deux de ses fils prenaient les commandes d'un groupe efficace et 100 % ghanéen. Le Saltpond City Band tire son nom de la ville natale d'Ebo Taylor, situé à 90 kilomètres de la capitale Accra. Enregistré au studio Electric Monkey d'Amsterdam l'album a bénéficié de la patine de Justin Adams, guitariste et ingénieur du son pour – excusez du peu – Robert Plant, Tinariwen ou Rachid Taha. Portrait d'une légende qui porte le highlife à bout de bras depuis plus de cinquante ans.

Avec près d'une vingtaine d'albums à son actif, Ebo Taylor est une mémoire vivante du highlife, style qu'il représente avec panache depuis plus de cinquante ans. Il a connu une époque, les années 60, où les orchestres étaient légion. Lui-même a fait partie d'ensembles aux noms rutilants comme le Stargazers Band de Kumasi ou le Broadway Dance Band de Sekondi Takarondi, au sud-ouest du Ghana. Modestement, il reconnaît aussi du bout des lèvres que « les gens le considèrent comme un des meilleurs guitaristes de la côte africaine ».

Historien du highlife
Ebo Taylor est né le 7 janvier 1936 à Cape Coast, sur un territoire britannique la Gold Coast qui, plus tard, en 1957, deviendra le Ghana. À dix-neuf ans, il décide de devenir un professionnel du highlife, une musique qui a été la bande-son du pays pendant quasiment tout le XXe siècle. Pourquoi highlife ? La légende prétend que cette musique était appréciée par les gens de la haute société, la « high class ». De sa voix calme, tel un conteur, Ebo Taylor nous donne sa définition personnelle et passionnante de ce genre qui est apparu au début du XXe siècle : « Les commerçants du Sierra Leone qui sont venus au Ghana y ont introduit le calypso. À la base, les Ghanéens jouaient des styles traditionnels akan de l'adowa et de l'adinkra, en dansant sur ce qu'on appelle l'assadua. Le tempo et la section rythmique sonnent comme le highlife dans sa forme actuelle. Quelques Ghanéens ont appris à jouer de la guitare avec les créoles. Kwame Asaré, plus connu sous le nom de Jacob Sam, était originaire de Cape Coast. Il a développé un style qu'on appelle à trois accords, un trio avec deux guitares plus des percussions : congas, maracas, shaker et clave. La clave jouait un rythme à contretemps avec le shaker qui fait tchici tchica. Il y avait une boîte à musique qui servait de basse. Leurs compositions sont typiquement adowa, adinkra, asafo, des groupes du peuple akan du Ghana. »

En 1928, Jacob Sam et le Kumasi trio enregistrent ce qui est considéré comme le premier disque de highlife : Yaa Amposa, pour le label Zonophone basé à Londres. « C'est une forme de highlife qui est l'équivalent du blues à douze mesures américain (la grille d'accord la plus connue du blues, NDLR) », analyse Ebo Taylor. « Comme pour les douze mesures du blues le yaa amposa représente la progression d'accords pour beaucoup de chansons highlife. Mais c'est différent du blues en raison de la mélodie et des paroles. »

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Gospel highlife
Ebo Taylor
Du blues au gospel, il n'y a qu'un pas que le highlife franchit aussi allègrement avec un style dérivé intitulé gospel highlife : « Certaines mélodies du highlife sont inspirées par la musique d'église des prêtres occidentaux : Oh gold help, when Jesus passes. Ce genre de structures mélodiques a été copié par les musiciens locaux. » Pendant l'ère coloniale, du temps de la Gold Coast, la Royal West African Frontier force britannique, qui était aussi présente en Gambie, au Sierra Leone et au Nigeria a laissé une empreinte musicale pour le moins surprenante. Cela témoigne surtout de l'inventivité des musiciens de highlife : « Le côté boom boom de la grosse caisse est inspiré de la musique martiale de l'armée britannique qui était basée en Afrique de l'Ouest jusqu'aux Indépendances », décrypte Ebo Taylor. « Ça a donné des orchestres militaires tirant vers le highlife. C'est la forme de highlife qu'on entendait dans les années 30-40-50. »
Mai 1956, un an avant l'Indépendance Louis Armstrong arrive au Ghana. Il est accueilli, entre autres, par Kwame Nkrumah qui n'est alors que Premier ministre. Sur le tarmac de l'aéroport d'Accra, le roi du highlife E. T. Mensah chante pour le trompettiste de jazz américain son tube « All for You ». Il adapte les paroles : « All for you, Louis all for you. » Dès le lendemain ils jouent ensemble au Paramount club d'Accra. Dans ces années 50, le highlife prend une autre dimension, s'électrifie avec des instruments modernes et enflamme les ballrooms, les salles de danse : « E. T Mensah, Jerry Hansen, King Bruce... ont introduit le saxophone et la trompette, un apport occidental. E. T Mensah jouait de la trompette, King Bruce du saxophone, Guy Warren, alias Koffi Ghanaba, de la batterie. Le highlife s'est imposé dans les salles de danse à côté du fox-trot et de la valse. De nombreux musiciens se sont mis à jouer du saxophone, de la trompette, du piano. Plus tard, quelques gars ont introduit le trombone. Il y a eu aussi des grands orchestres comme le Accra orchestra (1), le Sunshine orchestra de Cape Coast, avec des violons, des sections de vent, de cuivre et de cordes. Ces grands orchestres ont adapté le highlife et l'ont amené à un certain niveau. Ce type de highlife orchestral de qualité a été aussi été joué par le Broadway Dance Band au début des années 60. »

Swinging London
C'est dans cette décennie musicalement féconde qu'Ebo Taylor émerge. En 1962-1963, grâce à une bourse du gouvernement Nkrumah, il a l'occasion d'aller étudier la musique à Londres à l'Eric Guilder School of Music : « J'ai pris un cours de composition et d'arrangement jazz », se souvient-il. « Le saxophoniste Teddy Osei, et le batteur Sol Amarfio, qui ont créé le groupe Osibisa en 1969, ont aussi fait partie de cette école. »
De là, Ebo Taylor va faire évoluer le highlife vers le jazz : « J'ai incorporé des progressions d'accord jazz, des arrangements vocaux, avec un rappel de la mélodie et la coda pour compléter l'ensemble. De la même façon que Glenn Miller, Cole Porter ou le Londonien Jimmy Lally arrangeaient n'importe quelle chanson. Car à l'époque, il manquait au highlife tel qu'il était joué une introduction. Dans les morceaux d'E. T Mensah les cuivres jouaient la même mélodie que le chanteur. La chanson n'était donc pas introduite de façon distincte. » En plus de l'école, Ebo Taylor, merveilleux guitariste autodidacte, continue ses propres « masterclass » à la maison : « J'ai été influencé par l'écoute de guitaristes de jazz blancs comme Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, très bon pour le blues, Tal Farlow et Chuck Wayne, qui jouait pour le pianiste George Shearing. J'écoutais aussi Miles Davis, Harold Land, Archie Shepp, Clifford Brown, Jimmy Smith... Plus tard, j'ai découvert George Benson... »

Les vacances avec Fela
C'est aussi à Londres, dans les clubs de jazz enfumés, qu'Ebo Taylor partage la scène avec des musiciens nigérians qui jouent avec une touche de highlife : « Il y avait le saxophoniste Peter King, Fela Kuti, qui à l'époque jouait de la trompette, de même que Mike Falana. Les dimanches après-midi, on jouait du highlife à l'Alabali un club de West London. Dans notre public, il y avait beaucoup de Ghanéens et de Nigérians de la diaspora. On a participé à l'éclosion du highlife à Londres. »

Pendant les vacances scolaires, Ebo Taylor a des discussions interminables sur la musique avec un autre étudiant érudit appelé... Fela Anikulapo Kuti : « On s'est apprécié mutuellement. Il étudiait la musique avec beaucoup de sincérité. Par exemple, on écoutait l'album Round about midnight (1957) de Miles Davis. On se procurait la partition pour piano de On a Green Dolphin Street et on analysait les accords. On parlait aussi de revenir dans nos pays. Pour nous, c'était un sacerdoce de faire grandir notre highlife. »

De fait, en 1965 quand Fela repart au Nigeria Ebo Taylor se rend au Ghana peu après : « Il jouait avec son groupe de highlife les Koola Lobitos. Je suis allé le voir plusieurs fois à Lagos et lui aussi au Ghana. Ce n'est pas surprenant si pendant un moment nos musiques sonnaient de façon identique. Quand vous écoutez la musique yoruba, c'est principalement joué en mode mineur. Les Ghanéens ont commencé à jouer en mode majeur au contact des prêtres britanniques. Autrement, tous les rythmes afro sont en mode mineur. Ça vient de la tradition. »

En revanche, sur le plan politique les deux hommes ne partagent pas la même vision : « J'essaie autant que possible d'éviter d'exprimer des opinions politiques dans ma musique. Contrairement à Fela qui a eu beaucoup de problèmes avec les autorités nigérianes à cause de ça. Les Yoruba sont habitués à se battre pour leurs droits. Les Ghanéens sont très polis. Ils n'aiment pas la confrontation et préfèrent attendre que les choses mûrissent d'elles-mêmes. » La seule contribution politique d'Ebo Taylor est un titre instrumental « Kwame », dédié au chantre du panafricanisme. Ce morceau est présent sur le disque Love and Death, enregistré en 2010 : « Je rends hommage à ce que Nkrumah a accompli, S'il n'avait pas fait le barrage hydroélectrique d'Akosombo, on serait plongés dans les ténèbres. S'il n'avait pas développé l'autoroute de Tema à Accra, on serait congestionnés par le trafic. Il aussi joué un rôle pour les arts... »

L'afro funk des années 1970-1980
Ebo Taylor
Dans les années 1970, on entend Ebo Taylor sur des disques produits par le label nigérian Essiebons. Sa musique reflète les influences psychédéliques du moment : « J'écoutais du rock Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, ou du funk comme Brass Construction. L'intro de mon morceau “Heaven” : « papadadada », ça pourrait être du rock. Mais avec un rythme pêchu de percussions par les congas, ça devient afro. Mon guitariste préféré de rock, c'est Ritchie Blackmore de Deep Purple. Il y a des similarités parce qu'il joue aussi en mineur. Cette influence au-dessus de mon rythme, ça donne de l'afro-funk. »

Passeur de relais, Ebo Taylor fait un parallèle avec la nouvelle génération hiplife. Depuis la fin des années 1980, cette musique urbaine domine le paysage au Ghana: « En 1977, j'ai fait le titre « Atwer abroba » sur l'album Twer Nyame qui est basé sur une comptine scandée. Ça ressemble à du rap. La forme actuelle de hip-hop qu'est le hiplife vient de quelque chose qui est en Afrique depuis très longtemps. « Heaven » a été samplé par Usher. C'est aussi une comptine basée sur la rime. J'essaie à tous niveaux de la vie de faire une musique que les enfants aiment et que les adultes admirent. »

La renaissance
Malgré la grande qualité musicale de sa production, Ebo Taylor connaît une longue période d'éclipse dans les décennies suivantes. À la fin des années 2000, un de ses fils lui parle d'Ade Bantu, un chanteur germano-nigérian de passage à Accra : « Avec son groupe Afrobeat Academy il a repris deux de mes chansons : « Atwer abroba » et « Kwaku ananse ». Je les ai rejoints sur scène au W.E.B DuBois center à Accra. Ensuite, leur saxophoniste Ben Abarbanel Wolf m'a proposé d'enregistrer avec l'Afrobeat Academy. » Le résultat, issu de deux semaines intensives en studio à Berlin, est l'album Love and Death, produit par le label allemand Strut. Il lui offre une reconnaissance internationale tardive.

À cet égard, ce n'est un hasard si une des reprises de l'album Obra, titre issu de l'album Conflict de 1980, parle de la vie : « J'explique dans ma langue maternelle, le fante, que la vie est ce que tu en fais. Si tu échoues, ne dis pas : C'est à cause de ma tante qui est une sorcière ! Ne blâme pas un soi-disant mauvais esprit. Ne t'en prends qu'à toi-même ! » Ebo Taylor, le phénix, a aussi remis au goût du jour le poignant titre éponyme « Love and Death » : « Cette chanson part d'une expérience personnelle avec ma première femme. Mon cœur a été brisé et j'en suis presque mort. Les Akans ont un proverbe très répandu au Ghana : L'amour et la mort sont des compagnons de route. Je me suis rendu compte que son sens est beaucoup plus profond qu'il n'y paraît. L'amour peut tuer ! C'était ma manière d'adresser un conseil philosophique pour les amoureux. C'est pour ça que je mets beaucoup d'emphase avec les riff de jazz joués par les cuivres. »

À Berlin, Ebo Taylor a composé trois nouveaux titres : « African Woman », « Ayesama » et « Aborekyair », inspirés de ses observations ironiques sur la diaspora ghanéenne. « À cette époque, je percevais que les Ghanéens qui restent à l'étranger quand ils reviennent au pays ne veulent plus parler leur langue maternelle, le fante. Ils ne veulent plus manger leur nourriture traditionnelle. » Depuis, Ebo Taylor a fait deux autres albums Appia kwa bridge en 2013 et le denier en date Yen ara, avec le Saltpond City Band. La tournée d'Ebo Taylor et son groupe, qui est passée par le festival Rio loco de Toulouse et le Mawazine à Rabat, est prévue jusqu'en novembre. Souhaitons longue vie au maestro du highlife !


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ICELAND captain Aron Gunnarsson has signed a new one-year contract with Cardiff City. The 29-year old, who led Iceland in their debut World Cup campaign last month, was hindered by a long-term ankle injury last season as Cardiff finished second in the second-tier Championship to earn promotion to the Premier League. “It was tough work to get back, ready to [...]

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo disclosed this during his maiden visit to the main campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Sokode-Lokoe, near Ho yesterday. He said that government attached high importance to UHAS because it supplied some of the most important human resource for the health sector. In that regard, Nana Akufo-Addo assured the [...]

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First, the numbers. In the past three seasons, N’Golo Kante has played 129 club matches for Chelsea and Leicester City, scoring four goals and providing seven assists. In roughly the same time frame, he has played 29 matches for France, with a goal and an assist. So he’s not a goal-scorer or goal provider. He has got a total of [...]

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has received four awards at the 8th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) held in Accra. They are the ICT service delivery and information award, Gold, Best government website; Silver, Best government use of social media (citizen engagement); Silver and the Chief Executive of the Authority, Mr Kwasi Agyeman Busia receiving the [...]

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          Remittance rip-offs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa. 

But what these workers probably do not realize, since they usually only ever send to one country, is that the cost of sending money varies greatly. Now a study of the cost of remittances, carried out by London's Overseas Development Institute with support from the fund-raising charity Comic Relief, has revealed that transfers to African countries cost around half as much again as the global average, and twice as much as transfers to Latin America. 

The ODI estimates that if remittance charges were brought down to the world average, the money saved could educate an extra 14 million primary school children, half of all those currently out of school on the continent.

The bulk of this money goes through money transfer companies rather than banks, since the recipients are unlikely to have bank accounts, and transfer companies are quick, efficient and have a wide network of agents. But just two big international players dominate the business in Africa, Moneygram and Western Union, and participants in a meeting to launch the research were highly critical of the way they seemed to be abusing their market dominance.

Rwanda's High Commissioner in London, Williams Nkurunziza, said he was shocked at what the report revealed. “If you look at the remittances, 30 or 40 percent of the money that goes to Africa goes to rural areas,” he said. “This money goes to the people who are most needy, and you are allowing a multinational corporation to take bread out of the mouth of hungry children. This is not what I would call responsible capitalism!”

Glenys Kinnock, opposition spokesman on International Development in the upper house of the UK parliament, who chaired the meeting, called on the country's financial regulatory authority to intervene over the issue of excessive charges. “It is not a technocratic issue,” she said, “although it may sound like one. It is also about people's lives and the future of their children... These things have to change. We can't put up any longer with the prospect of its making things so difficult, very often impossible, for people who have such needs.”

At the end of last year, when the ODI did its research, the fees and charges to send money to most of Africa were around 12 percent - a bit less to Zambia or Tanzania, a bit more to Uganda, Malawi and the Gambia - against a world average of just over 8 percent. Even that is quite expensive; the governments of the G8 and G20 countries have pledged themselves to working towards reducing this to 5 percent.

It found that in more than 30 countries the two big players had more than 50 percent of the market; and in 10 countries they had more than 90 percent. Sometimes either Moneygram or Western Union had an effective monopoly, but even where both companies were present it did not necessarily mean that customers had much choice; one company could still have a monopoly of outlets in a particular area, and the companies habitually make their paying-out agents sign contracts promising not to also act as agents for their rivals. 

Somalia different

Significantly, the one country where the big two are absent - Somalia - has far lower remittance charges; transfers go through a number of smaller, competing companies.

Competition has been limited by the fallout from the US “war on terror”, with the banks who do bulk international transfers citing money-laundering and anti-terrorism regulations as the reason they are reluctant to extend facilities to smaller companies. Now only the biggest of the Somali companies, Dahabshiil, still has an account with a major British bank (Barclays) and even that concession was forced by a court case and is only until other arrangements can be put in place.

Inter-Africa transfers cost most

But if charges to send money to Africa from outside are steep, the cost of sending money from one African country to another can be eye-watering. 

Dilip Ratha, who works on these issues for the World Bank says exchange controls are one of the reasons the rates are so high; in some places sending money out of the country is illegal. “So if you are sending money,” he says, “let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created.” 

"So if you are sending money, let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created"  

The report found 10 routes with bank transfer charges over 20 percent. Charges from Nigeria to Ghana were 22 percent. To send from Tanzania to the rest of East Africa, or from South Africa to its near neighbours is particularly expensive, peaking at 25 percent for bank transfers between South African and Malawi. Some of the fees charged by money transfer companies are even higher; if you send money that way from Ghana to Nigeria you may have to pay a staggering 39 percent.

In some places mobile phone based systems like M-Pesa have made in-country transfers much easier and cheaper, but they haven't really taken off internationally, largely because conservative, inflexible regulatory systems insist that all international transfers must go through conventional banks. And African banks tend to have very high charges, often because they are forced by governments to finance government projects or make uncommercial loans. 

Chukwuemeka Chikezie of the Up Africa consultancy told IRIN a lot of the responsibility lay with African governments. “One of the reasons M-Pesa took off in Kenya was because the authorities nurtured and enabled innovation. If you look at other countries the regulators have tended to stifle innovation. They are very risk-averse and they don't enable even limited experiments to prove that the markets can absorb technical innovation.”

In addition, money-laundering regulations are putting impossible demands on systems designed to serve the poor, requiring, for instance, “know your customer” procedures like taking copies of ID documents for anyone receiving an international payout. Selma Ribica of M-Pesa points out this is an impossibility for agents in rural areas with no power supply. She told IRIN she would like to see a more realistic, tiered approach with much lighter regulation for small international transfers (under, say, US$200-300) which are most unlikely to have anything to do with money laundering.

Beware Facebook, Walmart

M-Pesa depends on moving money between different customers' mobile phone accounts. Now people are beginning to think of other kinds of electronic “purses” which might be linked in the same way. 

Facebook has just proposed allowing transfers between customers who have accounts with the company which they normally use to make payments for online games. So far this is only proposed for payments within the European Union, but Facebook has a huge geographical spread and has said it is keen to extend its reach in Africa. 

And the big profits made by the transfer companies are tempting other players into the market. The latest to announce it is starting money transfers is the US supermarket chain Walmart, with recipients being able to pick up their cash from any shop in the chain. To start with this will only work within the United States and Puerto Rico, but Walmart is an international group with nearly 350 stores in South Africa, and it also has a presence in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique, opening up the tempting prospect of a new, and cheaper way for workers to send money home.

All these new ways of sending money aim to undercut Moneygram and Western Union. Now Western Union has responded by offering so-called “zero-fee” transfers to Africa if the money is sent from a bank account rather by credit card or cash. This would mean a saving of just under £5 ($8.40) for someone sending $100 from the UK to Liberia. The company would still make money (nearly $4) by using a favourable exchange rate, but it would bring the cost down to just below the G8/G20 target. 

For African's hard-pressed and hard-working migrants and their families back home, change may - finally - be on the way.


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Current Deputy National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Mahdi Mohammed Gibril, has declared his intention to contest for the National Organizer position. In a statement issued in Accra today July 10, Mahdi said he reached the decision after extensive consultation with party elders and the grassroots supporter’s. “Considering the non-negotiable need for us to […]

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The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has dragged the government to the Supreme Court over its ‘illegal’ ousting of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei. Baako in a suit filled on his behalf by Lawyer Sampson Lardy Anyenini is imploring the Supreme Court to pronounce the decision by […]

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If you fail to give your wards quality education in their youthful days, they lose their past and will remain dead to the future. Gwendolyne Brown is a product of Seven Great Princes Academy who has scored 100% in English Literature at the Advance Subsidiary Level in the United Kingdom (UK). Gwendolyne has now completed […]

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The liaison team formed by FIFA and CAF with support from the Government of Ghana to find the way out for Ghana football after the effects of the Anas Aremeyaw Anas documentary has stated it will pay the outstanding salaries of workers of the Ghana Football Association (GFA). The GFA has not functioned since June 8 when the Ghana Police [...]

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HUNDREDS of fans that turned up for the annual Kplejoo football game between Nungua and Teshie at the Nungua Presby Town Park at the weekend, left home disappointed after learning the event had been postponed due to an injunction placed on the festival. The football friendly has always been the top-most attraction of the Kplejoo festival, drawing fans from near [...]

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BARCELONA have confirmed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Gremio on a six-year deal after an agreement by the clubs in March, the Spanish champions said on Monday. The Liga club said in a statement on their official website that the transfer fee for the 21-year-old, who joins immediately, was 31 million euros ($36.42 million) with 9 [...]

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          LET’S MAKEUP: Model Philomena Kwao Shares Her Makeup Essentials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
London born plus size model Philomena Kwao stopped by our studio to give us a look into her bag. Despite having a River Island bag on hand, the Ghanaian beauty would much rather ditch carrying a purse most days and opt for carrying things in her pockets. Rather than touching up her makeup with more product Philomena […]
          IBM to support Ghana with modern technology for efficient service delivery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The government of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to support the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to use cutting-edge technology for efficient service delivery in the land sector. The MoU, would witness IBM engineers and technicians supporting public institutions in Ghana to apply blockchain […]

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En tant que femme mi-ghanéenne, mi-nigériane née aux Etats-Unis, j’ai eu du mal à assister à une nouvelle Coupe du Monde où l’Afrique n’a pas été à la hauteur. Les matches ont été particulièrement frustrants (…) A ce rythme, les Africains devront peut-être se contenter de fantasmer sur une victoire en Coupe du Monde du […]

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Leading African rating and PR firm, Avance Media has released its inaugural list and comprehensive report on leading Ghanaian Journalists dubbed Top 50 Ghanaian Journalists. The list which features journalists from over 30 media institutions was released to celebrate and throw the spotlight on Ghanaian newsmakers, newscasters and evangelists of credible information in the media …
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Nominees for the 2018 IARA Awards have been announced. The nominees list include a number of Ghanaian personalities in the creative arts industry who have excelled in their various fields of endeavour. The various fields include film, music, fashion etc. Among the nominees are Joselyn Dumas, Stonebwoy, Efya, Medikal, Chris Attoh, Michael Dapaah, Sima Brew, […]

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          Ranked! The 10 most incredible World Cup own goals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Own goals were once something of a rarity at the World Cup. Just 41 were scored in the history of the tournament, before this summer took the total up to 52. Howeverundoubtedly the most spectacular have come in the previous 88 years. From diving headers to acrobatic volleys, here’s a jaw-dropping countdown.10. Daniel Agger (Denmark vsNetherlands, 2010)Simon Poulsen produced one of the most remarkable defensive clearances of 2010 when he hooked Ibrahim Afellay’s toe-poke off the line with an under the crossbar overhead kick. Unfortunately for the Dane, he was also responsible for the tournament’s freakiest own goal in the same game.The left-back, who was plying his trade with AZ Alkmaar at the time, had tried to head clear a Dutch cross, only to knock it onto the back of unsuspecting team-mate Daniel Agger and into the net. Despite not knowing anything about it, the unlucky Agger was later credited with the own goal by a harsh FIFA panel. 9. Noel Valladares (Honduras vsFrance, 2014)Famous for sending an increasingly baffled Jonathan Pearce into near-meltdown, Noel Valladares’ entirely avoidable own goal caused FIFA to rethink how their goalline technology worked. The BBC’s most excitable commentator, and the Honduras players themselves, initially believed that a disputed French third had been disallowed when the system’s big screen flashed ‘no goal’.But the message was referring to the first incident in which Karim Benzema’s strike bounced off the post. A second message then revealed that the Honduras keeper had palmed the resulting deflection into his own net by at least an inch, and France rightfully went 3-0 ahead.8. Colin Curran (Australia vsEast Germany, 1974)One of the few members of Australia’s 1974 squad to have been born in the country, Colin Curran also holds the distinction of scoring his homeland’s first ever World Cup goal. Unfortunately it just happened to be at the wrong end. The defender looked destined to become a national hero when he raced to clear East German Jurgen Sparwasser’s deft strike off the line.But instead, the ex-Manchester United youth player became the villain when he embarrassingly blasted the ball into the net. But Curran later atoned for his error, guiding Australia to their first World Cup point with a powerhouse display in a goalless draw against Chile.7. Ernst Lortscher (Switzerland vsGermany, 1938)(Own goal at 0:20)Ernst Lortscher wasn’t the first player to score an own goal at the World Cup – that dubious honour went to Mexico’s Manuel Rosas against Chile eight years earlier. But unfortunately for the Switzerland international, he was the first to have his filmed for posterity.The hapless midfielder virtually side-footed the ball into his own net while attempting to clear a well-struck German effort which had just hit the post. Thankfully for Lortscher, the blunder appeared to spur his side into action and the Swiss bounced back from 2-0 down to win the first-round replay 4-2.6. Ivan Vutsov (Bulgaria vsPortugal, 1966)Alongside Spain and Mexico, Bulgaria have scored more World Cup own goals than any other nation. Incredibly, two of their three came at the same tournament stage, 1966’s Group 3, and both were pretty special in their own way.Defender Ivan Vutsov was the first player to net at the wrong Old Trafford end when he flung himself at a relatively innocuous cross by Portuguese forward Jose Torres, resulting in the kind of spectacular diving header that Robin van Persie would be proud of.Vutsov’s ill-timed aerial prowess set Portugal on their way to a 3-1 win and ultimately a third-place finish, and practically ended Bulgaria’s World Cup campaign by the seventh minute of their second game. 5. Ivan Davidov (Bulgaria vsHungary, 1966)Whereas Bulgaria’s first own goal at 1966 was almost a thing of beauty, their second was pure comedy. Rudolf Vytlacil’s men had given hot favourites Hungary a scare in their final group game when Georgi Asparuhov put them in front after in 15 minutes. But their joy proved to be short-lived when just before half-time a tenacious Hungarian attack produced a curious ball across the six-yard box.Ivan Davidov and Ivan Vutsov (him again) almost bumped into each other as they attempted to clear it, before the former, under little pressure, instead curled the ball past bewildered keeper Simeon Simeonov.4. Andranik Eskandarian (Iran vsScotland, 1978)After a disastrous opening defeat to Peru, the Scots were expected to bounce back easily against World Cup debutants Iran. Instead, they suffered what the press deemed the most humiliating result in their history. It could have been even worse, had the Iranians not gifted them with a farcical own goal shortly before the break.Asa Hartford’s speculative cross into the penalty area should have been handled comfortably by the Iranian defence, but the presence of Joe Jordan pressured keeper Nasser Hejazi and centre-back Andranik Eskandarian into a collision before the latter swung the ball wildly into his own net. However, Eskandarian soon made amends by masterminding Iran’s comeback, and later even secured a deal with the legendary New York Cosmos. 3. Cristian Zaccardo (Italy vsUSA, 2006)Gianluigi Buffon conceded just one goal through open play during Italy’s triumphant World Cup run in 2006, and that was from one of his own team-mates. Cristian Zaccardo was the guilty culprit, having spectacularly sliced a free-kick from the United States’ Bobby Convey into the Italian net with his knee. Not that the centre-back is particularly cut up about it.In a 2016 interview with Football Italia, Zaccardo admitted that he and Buffon used to enjoy some epic bants about the whole incident, and that he would happily continue scoring own goals if it meant he got to lift another major trophy.2. John Boye (Ghana vsPortugal, 2014)(Own goal at 0:52)John Boye could have been auditioning for the Cirque du Soleil as he attempted to clear Miguel Veloso’s teasing cross during Ghana’s first-round encounter against Portugal. Indeed, the defender scored possibly the most acrobatic own goal in World Cup history when he somehow struck an overhead volley past helpless keeper Fatau Dauda.Asamoah Gyan nearly spared his blushes with a Ghana equaliser but Cristiano Ronaldo ensured they soon returned with a late winner. Boye’s theatrics came just days after he accidentally kicked USA’s Clint Dempsey in the face, breaking his nose in the process.1. Jeff Agoos (USA vsPortugal, 2002)When it comes to breathtaking volleys at the wrong end of the pitch, USA’s Jeff Agoos wins hands down. The unlucky defender gifted Portugal a lifeline in their opening 2002 encounter when he sent Pauleta’s cross rocketing into the top left-hand corner, although his side did manage to hold onto a 3-2 victory in the end.It was just another nightmare chapter in Agoos’ World Cup career, having previously burned his shirt in protest at missing out at 1994 and spent the entirety of 1998 as a substitute, while a calf injury later caused him to miss USA’s quarter-final against Germany.New features you'd love on
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          Estos son los acuerdos entre Venezuela y países africanos para impulsar cooperación Sur-Sur      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Como parte de las acciones estratégicas del Gobierno Nacional para fortalecer la relación Sur-Sur, el canciller de la República, Jorge Arreaza, emprendió una gira por países de África con el fin de establecer alianzas entre naciones de este continente con América Latina y el Caribe.

En el marco de la cooperación, Venezuela impulsa el intercambio productivo y comercial para propiciar la independencia del sistema capitalista, como mecanismo de desarrollo de las naciones.

Frente a ese reto, es fundamental la vinculación con organizaciones como la Unión Africana, que agrupa a 55 naciones del continente, pues "ha trabajado en su área de libre comercio, fortaleciendo el intercambio productivo en el continente. Nos interesa conocer esa experiencia para Nuestra América, para el ALBA (Alianza Bolivariana Para los Pueblos de Nuestra América), para unir nuestras economías", dijo Arreaza, en Sudáfrica, uno de los países visitados.

En total, el periplo de Arreaza lo llevó a tres países:

* En el primer punto de la gira fue la República de Mozambique, donde se abordaron mecanismos de cooperación legislativa con la presidenta del parlamento de esa nación, Verónica Macamo. En dicho encuentro, el Canciller abordó temas como la lucha contra la pobreza, la igualdad de género, el funcionamiento del Poder Legislativo y su interacción con el pueblo, la diversificación de la economía y la producción agrícola.

En materia económica se estudió la posibilidad de conformar una Comisión Mixta para establecer proyectos orientados a potenciar la agricultura, la energía y el turismo, propuesta que se evaluó junto con el presidente de esa nación, Filipe Nyussi, y el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, José Antonio Pacheco.

En lo social, Venezuela asumió el compromiso de construir una escuela en la nación africana para el desarrollo y la educación de niños y niñas; y se acordó unir esfuerzos en la lucha contra la pobreza.

* Con Sudáfrica, segunda parada, se establecieron alianzas bilaterales en materia energética, ecominera y económica. También se acordó la promoción de nuevas inversiones y el establecimiento de agendas de trabajo conjunto.

Así mismo, con miras a diversificar la economía, se evaluó el reimpulso de áreas como transporte, comercio, agricultura y turismo mediante inversiones complementarias.

Para avanzar en esas líneas, Arreaza se reunió con el presidente sudafricano, Cyril Ramaphosa, y los ministros de Transporte, Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande; de Energía, Jeff Radebe; de Recursos Minerales, Samson Gwede Mantashe, y de Relaciones Internacionales y Cooperación de la nación africana, Lindiwe Sisulu.

El canciller también intervino en el Primer Diálogo Económico entre Venezuela y Sudáfrica, celebrado en el Museo Histórico de Liliesleaf, en Johannesburgo. Allí, indicó que el país suramericano trabaja en la conformación de una alianza entre América Latina, el Caribe y África para impulsar el intercambio productivo y comercial, como mecanismo de desarrollo conjunto.

* Con la República de Ghana, el último país previsto en la gira, se abordaron temas diplomáticos, energéticos y económicos. Así, para facilitar el intercambio al más alto nivel entre ambas naciones, se firmó un acuerdo de supresión de visas en pasaportes diplomáticos y de servicios.

Además, se evaluó iniciar relaciones bilaterales en las áreas de energía, agricultura, transporte, petróleo y educación.

En esa línea, el presidente de la Corporación Nacional de Petróleo de Ghana, Kofi Koduah Sarpong, mostró interés en conocer los métodos de producción de la industria petrolera venezolana y se propuso una visita al país suramericano para conocer la experiencia y diseñar un plan de cooperación técnica y formación en energías.

La visita del canciller Arreaza a naciones de África formó parte de la Gira de la Dignidad, que inició en febrero pasado, con el propósito de afianzar las relaciones de amistad y cooperación.



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NABDAM DISTRICT, Ghana, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF), a U.S.-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, today announced that it has recently distributed 50 additional Ghanaian-made bamboo bicycles, in the Nabdam District, northeastern Ghana. Forty of the bicycles, manufactured by the Kumasi-based Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), were contributed to girls, ages […]
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Ghanaians were wondering why Ghanaian nud!st, Efia Odo blasted Deloris Frimpong Manso and tagged her as “husband snatcher” on social media a day ago. Now, has come across two videos on Instagram and those videos, undoubtedly are what infuriated Efia Odo to descend heavily on Delay. In these two videos, Delay actually poked nose into the romantic affair between Efia Odo and her newly found ‘boo’. Efia Odo who obviously went through ‘hell’ to grab this man became pissed and couldn’t take it cool when Delay tried to advise her not to flaunt her lover on social media. READ ALSO: Our
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          West Africa gears up to contain Ebola spread      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As the Ebola caseload rises to over 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected by the deadly virus are gearing up for its potential spread across new borders by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers, identifying isolation centres, and disseminating prevention campaign messages, among other activities.

Countries that share a land border with the affected countries, including Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, and Mali, are considered to be most at risk.

"It is vitally important that, countries - especially surrounding countries that don't have Ebola cases as of yet - are prepared for a worst case scenario," said Pieter Desloovere, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO).

In August, WHO issued an Ebola Response Roadmap to help countries across the region limit the spread of the virus. One of its three objectives is to strengthen the ability of all countries to detect and deal with any potential cases.

"The reason that Ebola started in Guinea and has since spread to Liberia and other countries is that no one was paying attention," said Grev Hunt, the UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF's) sub-regional coordinator for the Ebola outbreak. "We were caught unaware. But now, we are paying very close attention to what is going on and making sure the same thing won't happen again."

Unlike in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where response plans and training materials had to be created from scratch, UNICEF is now replicating those resources and giving them to neighbouring countries, saving time and effort.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says they have put in place Ebola preparedness and response activities in 11 countries across West Africa, and many local and international NGOs have been pre-positioning medical supplies, training health workers and educating the public.

"Failing to plan is actually planning to fail," said Unni Krishnan, the head of disaster preparedness and response for Plan International. "And we know from previous disasters that a dollar you put towards preparedness... tends to save thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of lives."

Preparedness funds

Key to prevention and preparedness in at-risk countries is having access to timely funding, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Senegal currently has US$5.7 million at the ready to use towards Ebola preparation and prevention.

Mali has around $3.6 million and Côte d'Ivoire $2.9 million. In Guinea Bissau, where the health system is extremely weak, only $800,000 is currently available for Ebola-related activities. "It's quite a fragile situation right now," said Daniel Sanha, a communication officers for the Guinea Bissau Red Cross. "We have a contingency plan in place, but the Red Cross still has no funds to implement any Ebola intervention activities. At the same time, the government doesn't have enough funds or equipment to take all the necessary precautions."

Mass public education campaigns

National media campaigns, including radio shows, TV programmes and other on-air broadcasts, are now under way in all sub-regional countries to educate people about Ebola and give them enough information to protect themselves, as well as to prevent rumours and misunderstandings from spreading.

"This is the first time we have had an Ebola outbreak in West Africa and part of the challenge we are facing is that people have no idea what the disease actually is or how it is spread," Desloovere said.

Volunteers in Senegal, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau are handing out pamphlets and flyers door to door, as well as posting them in public areas. Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, along with text messages to mobile phone subscribers, are being used by Health Ministries and aid agencies to transmit information and to remind people to practise safe hygiene measures, and to go to a clinic if they detect symptoms.

UNICEF says the messages, which have all been approved by the Ministries of Health, are transmitted in local languages and in culturally appropriate ways. Rather than urging families not to bury their dead in the traditional way, for instance, aid agencies work with communities to find a safer burial procedure that both are comfortable with.

"Our message is very simple," said Buba Darbo, the head of disaster management for the Gambian Red Cross. "Don't touch a sick person, don't touch a dead body. If everyone follows this advice they will prevent themselves from getting Ebola."

Some messaging specifies that people should avoid shaking hands as a gesture of greeting.

Aid agencies have also begun working with religious leaders and local community leaders to spread messages about what to do, and not do, in case of possible Ebola infections.

Health worker training

Doctors and nurses across the region are being trained to spot possible cases, as well as to follow protocol for reporting suspected cases, how to prevent any further contamination and how to protect themselves.

"Educating and protecting our health workers is a top priority," said Ibrahima Sy, a grants manager and health expert with the Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA). "We need to put at their disposal all the materials they need to avoid contamination, and arm them with the information they need to avoid further spread of this virus."

In Côte d'Ivoire, for example, the Red Cross has been conducting staged simulations of Ebola cases, so that health workers know exactly what to do if they encounter a suspected case.

"We hope Ebola never comes here, but if a case were to be declared today, with the emergency health system we have in place, we are ready to take charge of it," said Franck Kodjo, the communications officer for Côte d'Ivoire's Red Cross. "All the actors, from the Ministry of Health to the local volunteers, we are prepared to take it on."

Other countries, such as The Gambia, have been training healthcare workers on how to handle the dead bodies of suspected cases.

Thus far over 300 health workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola, according to WHO.

Specialized prevention and response teams

To help coordinate prevention efforts and put such measures in place, many countries have created multi-sectorial committees to implement the measures. Senegal's National Crisis Committee, for example, now has a 10-committee unit dedicated to Ebola prevention and containment. They have been working with the Ministry of Health and other key partners, including the Senegalese Red Cross and WHO, to engage in activities such as resource mobilization, media and communication, surveillance, logistics, security and clinical care. The Gambia has a similar seven-committee Ebola response unit, which works alongside the government and various health partners and NGOs to implement prevention measures.

Pre-positioning materials

Items such as soap, chlorine, gloves, disinfectant materials, medicines, medical equipment, and hygiene kits are being stocked in countries across the region. In Mali, protection kits have also been given to some of the volunteers who are involved in contact tracing and mass education campaigns.

Identifying isolation and treatment centres

Some treatment centres and isolation units in at-risk countries have been pre-identified, but not in sufficient numbers, say aid agency staff.

Cameroon now has isolation centres and laboratories in selected hospitals throughout the country, as well as a quarantine zone in the Southwest Region of the country, near the Nigerian border. The Gambia has also established three Ebola treatment centres: one in the greater Banjul area, the second in the country's "middle belt", and the third in the far east. Senegal has established an isolation unit and has testing facilities at its Institute Pasteur, as do the Institute Pasteur in Côte d'Ivoire and laboratories in Mali. Guinea-Bissau has not yet identified isolation units.

Border closings and surveillance measures

Despite strong recommendations by WHO not to close borders, or to restrict travel to or from the affected countries, seven African countries have decided not to allow anyone from an Ebola-affected country in or out. Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire, for example, have shut all land, sea and air borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Guinea Bissau has closed its land borders with Guinea, and Guinea, in an attempt to contain the outbreak, has shut its land borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia. Cameroon has also closed its land and air borders with Nigeria though refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks have been crossing the border.

All countries in the sub-region now have health workers posted at all main border crossings and points of entry, including the airports, where incoming travellers are screened for Ebola-like symptoms.

In Nigeria, where 21 cases have been confirmed, health workers are also going around communities to check people's temperatures and seek out the sick. Many schools, shops and restaurants now have handwashing stations set up outside their doors.

"It has become an everyday sight to see temperature-taking devices both at major border crossings, as well as hospitals and offices," said O. Nwakpa, of the Nigerian Red Cross. "They take our temperature and give you hand sanitizer each time you enter a building."

In Mauritania, not only do incoming travellers go through health checks, but outgoing travellers do as well, as the capital, Nouakchott, is considered a "last stop" before Europe.

Many communities in border areas most at risk have also created neighborhood watch programmes, in which people are encouraged to report anyone who shows Ebola-like symptoms.

Countries, such as Burkina Faso and Senegal, have set up toll-free numbers for people to call and report suspected cases.

Restricting public gatherings

To avoid potential bodily contact, many countries, such as The Gambia, have restricted or prohibited large public gatherings.

In Burkina Faso, the government has cancelled important high-level meetings, including the African Union Employment and Poverty Reeducation conference, which was scheduled to be held in the first week of September.

NGOs and health volunteers across the region say they have stopped performing educational theatre sketches on Ebola for fear of encouraging crowds to gather.


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Over the past ten years, the art scene across the country, and its capital, Accra, in particular, has grown considerably. Read More

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[Ghanaian Times] The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has received four awards at the 8th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) held in Accra.
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The public accounts of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for the financial year ended December 31, 2017 have revealed that the overall financial impact of weaknesses and irregularities discovered by the Auditor-General amounted to over GH¢892 million. The breakdown is: tax irregularities GH¢655 million; cash irregularities GH¢190 million; stores/procurement irregularities GH¢41 million; payroll irregularities GH¢1.7 […]

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The National Archives ( in England has a free to podcast online which may be of interest to those researching the First World War:

West Africa and the First World War

The First World War had a great impact on West Africa, as Britain ordered the invasion of German colonies in Cameroon and Togoland, using its own colonies as base. The West African Frontier Force, drawn from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia played a key role in the campaign. War had also had a great impact on the civilian population, as the British drew off workers and resources. How did African soldiers experience the campaign, and what did the war mean for West African societies as a whole?

There is a downloadable media file on the page which can also be interacted with as you listen.


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In recent days, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have had a busy schedule with their numerous royal outings. The newly-married couple kicked off their week with Prince Louis’ christening — following up with the 100th-anniversary celebration for the Royal Air Force and a planned trip to Dublin, Ireland.

During their Irish excursion, the Duchess of Sussex made a new special friend — a 3-year-old toddler named Walter. The young boy was fascinated with Meghan’s luscious locks; he kept tugging at her hair as she said a quick “hello” during one of the newlyweds' meet-and-greets.

When the child didn’t stop playing with her hair, the Duchess happily engaged with him for a few moments. Walter began touching her face as Meghan held his hand and exchanged a few laughs, reported PEOPLE.

Meghan’s husband also jumped in on the fun with the most hilarious reaction to the little boy. The Prince playfully scolded Walter by wagging his pointer finger at him.

Walter wasn’t the only boy fascinated with the royal couple. According to PEOPLE, a 4-year-old child tugged at Harry’s red beard earlier in the day.

During her recent public appearances, Duchess Meghan also made global headlines for her series of gorgeous fashion ensembles: an Irish-inspired Emerald dress, an elegant black gown, and two very bold and classy looks from her meeting with Ireland’s president.

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Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Dublin, Ireland for an official royal visit on Tuesday, July 10th. During their trip, the Duchess of Sussex has stunned with her series of gorgeous fashion ensembles.

On her first day alone, Meghan wowed fans with two different outfits. She first stepped off of the plane with an Irish-inspired, Emerald green dress. That evening, she wore an elegant black gown to a local summer party.

On Wednesday, the Duchess dazzled with two bold and classy looks again — just in the beginning hours of the day. According to PEOPLE, Meghan’s first outfit was a taupe green dress designed by Roland Mouret, which was paired with a black Fendi bag and black heels from Paul Andrew.

This particular look was worn to meet Ireland’s President and First Lady, Michael D. Higgins and Mrs. Higgins. Harry and Meghan also had the opportunity to ring the famous Peace Bell.

Her second ensemble resembled a more business casual look. She turned heads with her black fitted pants, matching blazer, and white top. The outfit was completed with a black clutch, dark pumps, and a Givenchy (the designer of her 2018 wedding dress) belt, reported PEOPLE.

With this chic look, Meghan and her husband of royalty were all smiles for a series of festivities: a youth sporting event, a visit to Trinity College Dublin, and a meet-and-greet with locals.

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[Ghanaian Times] HUNDREDS of fans that turned up for the annual Kplejoo football game between Nungua and Teshie at the Nungua Presby Town Park at the weekend, left home disappointed after learning the event had been postponed due to an injunction placed on the festival.
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The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), is on a week-long tour of the Northern Region inspecting some oil revenue funded projects. The team led by a Deputy Chairman of PIAC, Dr. Thomas Kojo Stephens, has so far visited Walewale, Bunkprugu, Yunyoo, and Binduri. piac ...
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Ghana News-Ghanaian Entrepreneur Nelson Semanu Boandoh-Korkor has advised Christian entrepreneurs to make prayers an important component of their business-success strategy. He insists that business success is not all about have exceptional business qualities like passion, commitment, hard work, industry knowledge and others but also a hea ...
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Accra, Ghana, July10th, 2018 ndash; The Women in PR Ghana Summit,an annual eventaimed at convening resourceful PR Practitioners from across various sectors of Public Relations, Communications and the Media landscapehas been held with a mandate to creating an impactful and inspiring conversations on Women and Public Relations. The event w ...
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THE GHANA Cocoa Platform (GCP) has been re-launched as part of efforts to scale up sustainable cocoa production in the country. GCP is an initiative aimed at enhancing public-private dialogue and joint action planning to ensure sustainable cocoa production in Ghana. It was first introduced in 2013 during the erstwhile National Democratic Cong ...
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Six armed robbers attacked a 49 Seater Yuntong Bus with registration number GT 5255-17 around Tetrem on the Tarkwa-Takoradi highway in the Western Region. The robbers took away unspecified amount of money from the passengers. The 40-year-old driver in charge of the bus, Mr. Yaw Quayson, briefed the Ghana News Agency about the incident at Ench ...
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Ghanaian Afro-pop duo Keche have returned with a brand new single titled They Say aka Talk Talk which was produced by Street Beatz and also has an accompanying video that can also be enjoyed below, check it out.–-They-Say-Talk-Talk-Prod.-StreetBeatz.mp3 DOWNLOAD TRACK HERE
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