Footballer Who Turns 50 Next Month Extends Contract With Club
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The forward, dubbed “King Kazu” by Japanese media and fans, will take his career into a remarkable 32nd season after agreeing a one-year deal, the J-League second-tier club said. Kazu played briefly for Sydney FC on loan from Yokohama in the first season of the Australian A-League in 2005-2006. “I was able to renew my contract for the 2017 season,” Miura said in a statement. “I am determined to continue fighting with all of my strength together with people who have...

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Nana Addo, Kufuor, Kofi Annan pay respects to Asantehemaa
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President Nana Akufo-Addo today , joined the long list of dignitaries that travelled to Manhyia palace in the Ashanti Region, to pay respects to the late queen mother of the Asante Kingdom, Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II. Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II is lying in state at the Manhyia Palace, where mourners will be filing past her body until Thursday, when she would finally be buried. Joining the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, son of the Asantehemaa to...

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‘Police officers’ arrested for robbery at mining site
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Police in the Central Region have arrested two men believed to be police officers, for allegedly assisting a robbery attack at a mining site at Dunkwa-on-Offin. Two other accomplices, were also arrested. According to the Dunkwa District Police Commander, ASP Dela Dzensi, his outfit was informed of the robbery incident on Sunday, January 16, and swiftly moved to the scene to make the arrest. He said residents in the area had started assaulting the suspects physically when the police arrived. ASP Dela...

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AU to stop recognising Gambia’s Jammeh as president
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African Union says it will not recognise Yahya Jammeh’s presidency unless he steps aside when his mandate expires. The African Union says it will cease to recognise Yahya Jammeh as The Gambia’s legitimate president after last-ditch attempts to persuade the longtime leader to step down failed. Jammeh, a former coup leader who has ruled the country since 1994, lost a December 1 election to Adama Barrow by a slim margin. He initially conceded defeat but a week later contested the poll’s results, stating irregularities. He...

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US lifts 20-year economic embargo on Sudan
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The lift in economic sanctions is anticipated to improve US-Sudan relations The United States has announced the end of a 20-year economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an effort to foster ties with the Sudanese government. The announcement made by outgoing President Barack Obama’s administration on Friday comes after an executive order to permanently repeal a range of sanctions as a result of Sudan’s efforts to improve security in the region. For the first time...

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Suicide attack hits Nigeria’s University of Maiduguri
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Nigeria maintains the armed rebellion is in its final stages but attacks have continued At least four people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide bomb attack on a university campus in northeast Nigeria, police said. The blast happened on Monday at a mosque in the staff quarters area of the University of Maiduguri, and is thought to have been carried out by a teenage girl, a local resident and a lecturer told AFP news agency. There...

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