Ghana: Latest News

  • Ghana’s Andre Ayew May Make October Return From Injury

    Ghana's Andre Ayew - African Player of the Year By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:04 am

    Recent updates on the injury to Ghana’s Andrew Ayew suggest that the West Ham United winger may return to action by the end of this month, which is a great deal sooner than originally expected. The new West Ham signing suffered an injury in his first Premier League outing for the club in August, and he was forced to leave the pitch half an hour into West Ham’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea.

  • 12 African Countries Ranked Highest For Press Freedom In 2016

    By Dana Sanchez, 8:52 pm AFKI Original

    Burkina Faso is an Africa success story for press freedom. The recent military coup was accomplished without any major violations of freedom of information. Insulting the president may be decriminalized soon. Both print and broadcast media are more pluralistic and dynamic than most African countries. Transparent governments that respect human rights and the rule of law tend to be good for business and investment. We’ve highlighted 12 countries in Africa that rank highest for press freedom in 2016.

  • Mo Ibrahim Says Governance Good In Small African Countries, Big Ones Not So Much

    Mo Ibrahim By Dana Sanchez, 6:28 pm

    Ibrahim got rich on telecommunications, but he has invested millions in good governance. “Power corrupts absolutely,” Ibrahim said. He called for more international outrage over stolen elections. “People are learning how to steal elections because that looks less brutal than saying ‘I’m president for life,'” he said. “There is a limit to how long they can go on stealing elections. More and more of these elections are being subject to the harsh light of … social media.”

  • Asamoah Gyan Named In Ghana National Team For World Cup Qualifier

    Ghana National Team - Asamoah Gyan - Ghana© Christian Thompson/Backpagepix By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:51 am AFKI Original

    Ghana national team coach Avram Grant selected a 23-man squad that will do duty for the Black Stars in matches against South Africa and Uganda. The Ghanaians will face Bafana in a friendly encounter on October 11, but will first need to negotiate a World Cup qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda on October 7.

  • Top Seeds Unveiled For 2017 AFCON Draw

    Top 10 Ranked African National Teams By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:15 am AFKI Original

    The top four seeded national teams have been revealed ahead of the 2017 AFCON draw which will take place in Gabon next month. The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament is set for January and February next year in Gabon, with 16 countries aiming to be crowned the continent’s champion.

  • 12 African Players To Watch In The Italian Serie A This Season

    Serie A: Kalidou Koulibaly By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:48 am AFKI Original

    Italy’s Serie A has long been an attractive league to top quality soccer stars the world over, including some of the best African players. The 2016-17 season is well under way at this point, with players from the continent determined to make the difference for their teams with quality performances in Italian top-flight league matches. Here are 12 African players to look out for in the Italian Serie A this season.

  • Universities Are Key To A ‘Silicon Africa’

    By Tom Jackson, 4:36 am AFKI Original

    With their links to industry, access to research, and top drawer facilities, universities can be a catalyst to a Silicon Africa. This is not something that has been the case too often, thus far at least. But, in certain cases, such as the C4DLab at the University of Nairobi and the LaunchLab at Stellenbosch University, universities are realizing they have an important part to play

  • Betting Giant Betway Partners With Ghanaian Soccer Club Ashanti Gold

    ashanti gold By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:49 am

    Sports betting brand Betway have partnered with Ghana Premier League soccer club Ashanti Gold as the betting giant continues to make significant inroads into the African soccer landscape. The Betway Group, which was launched in 2006, is a leading provider of first-class entertainment across sports betting, casino, bingo and poker.

  • Kwadwo Asamoah Out For Six Weeks With Meniscus Rupture

    Kwadwo Asamoah - Juventus By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:40 am

    In a piece of news that is becoming all too similar to the Ghanaian midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah has ruptured his meniscus cartilage in his knee, forcing him to sit on the sidelines at Italian club Juventus for the next six weeks. The combative midfielder has struggled with injuries over the past two seasons, spending a great deal of time recovering from a number of serious injury blows.

  • Africa Investment Heats Up As Pension Funds Stay Local

    By Staff, 3:13 am

    African private equity is having its moment in the sun, with pension funds on the continent ready to invest in their own backyard as investment banks continue to retreat from lending and domestic strategies mature. Sources cited East Africa as “hot.” Countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda were mentioned as offering emerging opportunities in private equity, while Nigeria

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