Archive for: February, 2012

Kenya: Young Men Bend Tradition With Fathering Skills

Nguruman — The repeated hooting of the Ostrich bus announces the break of dawn in Nguruman, a pastoralist village about 150 kilometers south of Nairobi near the Tanzania border. It also stirs Kipaa Ole Kitesho from sleep to answer the call of a new day. On any other morning, Kitesho, 24, would be rounding up […]

Malawi: Women’s Education the Path to the Presidency

Travis Lupick and Emma Mwasinga Blantyre — On an elegant veranda adorned with a red carpet, Malawi’s Vice President Joyce Banda recalls how her childhood friend Chrissie Mtokoma was always top of their class and how she struggled to beat her. But now decades later Banda is a likely contender for the country’s presidency in […]

“We didn’t deserve to go out like this” – Appiah

By Veronica Commey, (GNA Special Correspondent in Equatorial Guinea, courtesy Ministry of Youth and Sports) Bata, Feb. 9, GNA – Deputy Black Stars Coach, Akwasi Appiah says Ghana did not deserve to be losers in their semifinal meet with Zambia in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament at the Bata Stadium last Wednesday. The Stars […]

Three Other Young Talented British Ghanaian Boxers Join the Black Bombers

On its assumption of office in 2009, the Goodwill Sports Ambassador Ray Quarcoo – led administration of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation, in pursuance to its medium term strategic development plan, has been seeking to strengthen the national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers, with the main objective of unearthing young Ghanaian boxing talents, both […]

Use local sportsmen as brand icons

The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has hit out at corporate Ghana for failing to use local/ home-based athletes as brand icons or ambassadors. Mr. Augustine Arhinful, former Black Stars player and member of PFAG, welfare body of footballers in Ghana, in an interview with The Finder said many corporate bodies in Ghana were […]

Ghana’s Hopes for Africa Cup Dashed

Ghana lost to Zambia in the Cup of Nations meet in a semi-final match on Wednesday night at the Estadio de Bata. The Black Stars’ hopes of a fifth Nations Cup title was dashed by substitute Emmanuel Mayuka in the 78th minute as Ghana finished the game with 10 men following the dismissal of Derek […]

Andre Ayew satisfied brother, Jordan, proving his worth

ordan Ayew gave an inspiring second half performance at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as Ghana defeated Tunisia 2-1 to reach the semi-final on Sunday. The 20 year-old Olympique Marseille player came on a second half substitute and injected much energy into the Black Stars attack with brother, Andre, who scored the match winner […]

Asamoah Gyan retires from international football

  Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has announced he will take an indefinite break from international football. In Gyan’s last appearance for his country, he missed a penalty in a 1-0 semi-final defeat at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations against eventual champions Zambia. The forward also missed a late penalty in Ghana’s 2010 World Cup […]

Tanzania: Salty Soils Drive Farmers Into Forest Reserve

Rufiji — Thousands of farmers in Tanzania’s Rufiji Delta have been accused of destroying mangroves as they search for new land to grow their rice crops, which are being damaged by salt-water intrusion. The salt water, pushed inland by surging tides from the Indian Ocean, is damaging fields of rice seedlings. Farmers in several villages […]

Kenya: Key Lakes Succumb to Human Activities

Rift Valley — Several years ago, Lakes Kamnarok and Ol Bollosat in Kenya were vibrant water bodies that supported and shaped the ecosystems around them. But today they are shells of their former selves, due to heavy siltation caused by human activities. “Siltation is still happening, the lake is drying up and this is threatening […]